Joomla - Interview Questions


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Dear readers, these Joomla Interview Questions have been designed specially to get you acquainted with the nature of questions you may encounter during your interview for the subject of Joomla. As per my experience good interviewers hardly plan to ask any particular question during your interview, normally questions start with some basic concept of the subject and later they continue based on further discussion and what you answer:

Joomla is an open source Content Management System (CMS), which is used to build websites and online applications. It is free and extendable which is separated into front-end and back-end (administrator).

The features of Joomla are:

  • User Manager

  • Content Manager

  • Banner Manager

  • Template Manager

  • Media Manager

  • Contact Manager

  • Search

Framework is collection of open source software, where the Joomla CMS is built on. It developed for more flexibility and breaks the framework into single modular packages which helps each package to develop more easily.

MySql Database

The disadvantages of Joomla are:

  • It gives compatibility problem while installing several modules, extensions and plugins simultaneously.

  • Plugins and modules are not free in Joomla.

  • Development is too difficult to handle when you want to change the layout.

  • Joomla is not much SEO (Search Engine Optimization) friendly.

  • It makes website heavy to load and run.

Components are considered as mini applications. It consists of two parts i.e. Administrator and Site. Whenever a page gets loads, component is been called to render the body of main page. The Administrator part manages different aspects of the component and the site part helps in rendering the pages when request is made by site visitor. Components are main functional unit of joomla.

Modules are an extension which is used to render the pages in Joomla. It is also used to display the new data from the component. It frequently looks like boxes such as login module. In Joomla administrator the modules are managed by the module manager. It displays the new content and images when module is linked to joomla components.

This is also a kind of Joomla extension; it is a very flexible and powerful for extending the framework. It contain a bit of codes that is used to execute the particular event trigger, it is commonly used to format the output of a component or module when page is built. The plugin functions which are associated with event are executed in a sequence when a particular event occurs.

Breadcrumb is used to display the hierarchical representation of the navigation links so that the users can easily understand where he/she is in the website and allow them to navigate back.

It check-in the particular selected article. Multiple articles can be checked-in.

It is used as an optional paragraph which includes a description of the page and is displayed in the results of the search engines.

It defines whether link must use SSL or Secure Site URL. It provides three options such as Off, On and Ignore.

It specifies the number of the times the item was viewed.

TinyMCE Editor.

The Editor buttons are:

  • Article

  • Image

  • Page Break

  • Read More

  • Toggle Editor.

It indicates how the clients are purchasing the banners i.e. yearly or Monthly. By default it is monthly.

Extension Manager is used to extend the functionality of Joomla website.

Official Support Forum helps in supporting the exchange of ideas and views officially in Joomla.

The Documentation Wiki is used for formatting the content of articles, cross linking pages and creating the documentation of Wiki template by themselves.

Joomla translations help in translation of language in Joomla core files. It helps in documentation and screens along with other task to meet the need of diverse language community.

Setting this parameter causes Joomla to either add a new CSS class or modify the existing CSS class for the div element for this specific module.

Feed Display Module is used to show the RSS News Feeds from a website. It is a way to provide user with the updated content from other resources.

Footer displays the information of the Joomla license and the copyright of the website.

Latest News Module is used to display the most recent published article in a list.

Search Module is used to display a search box, where the user types a particular name to search the website.

Random Image Module is used to display the images randomly from the selected directory.

This module helps to display the user's information that is accessing the website.

Syndicate module helps in creating an RSS Feed link for the page. It allows creating a Newsfeed by user for the current page.

It gives a path to store the logs by Joomla. This path is automatically set up on Joomla installation and should not be changed.

Joomla Media Settings help to configure the global media files options such like file format, MIME specifications, upload of files, size of files etc.

The Joomla language manager option is used to set the Native Title, Language Code, SEF Prefix, and Image Prefixes of the installed or to be installed languages.

Mass Mail is used for sending emails to the group of registered users. Users can be selected based on groups.

It is a debugging system of Joomla which provides debug information by setting it to "Yes". It provides some various forms such as diagnostic information, language translations and SQL errors.

It manages the various templates that are used in the website. The templates can be used without changing the content structure of the website.

The templates present in Joomla are:

  • Beez3

  • Hathor

  • Isis

  • Protostar

In body section the jdoc is used to include the output in Joomla from some parts of Joomla system. The name="top" is used to set the menu at the top.

Category Manager is used to create categories for the article which allow grouping your content better.

The red dotted line gets displayed in the editor. The further information part of the article gets displayed after the read dotted lines or sometimes it displays the entire article.

Metadata describes details of the article in short. It makes easy to work with the particular data.

SEO (Search Engine Optimizer) is about optimizing a website for search engine. It helps search engines find and rank your site higher than the other sites in response to a search query.

The Content Management System (CMS) is software which keeps all the data of your content (such as text, photos, music, documents etc) which will be available on your website. It helps in editing, publishing and modifying the content of the website.

It is the tool for managing the media files and folder in which you can easily upload, organize and manage your media files into your article editor tool.

The link resource is provided for user of the site and can be sorted into categories.

It allows creating menus and menu items and can be managed subsequently. You can put menu in any style and in multiple places.

It stands for Really Simple Indication which syndicates your site contents and RSS files can be automatically updated.

It allows managing the content using WYSIWYG editor to create or edit the content in a very simple way.

PHP 5.4+ or PHP 5.3.10+

The Web-server that supports Joomla are:

  • WAMP (Windows)

  • LAMP (Linux)

  • XAMP (Multi-platform)

  • MAMP (Macintosh)

  • Nginx

  • Microsoft IIS

Community Portal helps in bringing Joomla news from all over the world at one place.

Extension Manager is used to extend the functionality of Joomla website.

What is Next?

Further you can go through your past assignments you have done with the subject and make sure you are able to speak confidently on them. If you are fresher then interviewer does not expect you will answer very complex questions, rather you have to make your basics concepts very strong.

Second it really doesn't matter much if you could not answer few questions but it matters that whatever you answered, you must have answered with confidence. So just feel confident during your interview. We at tutorialspoint wish you best luck to have a good interviewer and all the very best for your future endeavor. Cheers :-)



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