What do websites look like when they were created with Joomla?

This question can't be answered easily as most websites are based on the Joomla! software, but the design of the website is created by an agency and then "transformed" into a Joomla! template. Therefore, the exterior of a website can be deceiving. Nevertheless, here are some screenshots to give you an idea.

Guggenheim Museum New York

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A Car Dealer

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A Pizza Franchise

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A Dancing School

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A Bed and Breakfast

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A Photographer

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These websites look how websites are supposed to look. :-)
If I had not told you that they were created with Joomla!, you probably would not have noticed it consciously.

How to find Joomla! Pages?

I will show a few ways to find websites made with Joomla!.

Just have a look at the project site! I found the sites featured above in the Joomla! Showcase. You will find 2,000 websites sorted by category. There is a site of the month, an overview with top-rated sites, and much more.

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Figure 7: Joomla! Showcase


You can search for the term com_content. The component "content" uses this term in the URL of the page. Nowadays, this kind of searching is not really effective because of the various search engine optimized URLs' but the result is still impressive.

Check out the website more closely

If you are on a website and want to know whether it was created with Joomla!, have a look at the source code. In the header section, you should find this line:

<meta name="generator" content="Joomla! - Open Source Content Management" />

You can also just type the URL of the link to the administration area:

Here the example of Guggenheim:

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Figure 8: Administration of the Guggenheim Museum

Go ahead and ask your friends


[En] Seeking Websites (business, ngo, community, home) built with Joomla, Wordpress o. Drupal, please RT + and post url #zero2hero

and promptly received answers :

  1. @codingfish @hagengraf #zero2hero #joomla #community
  2. @tederion @hagengraf ups, Joomla-Websites NGO: Business:

Any other ideas?

Do you know any other ways to of detecting Joomla! sites? Feel free to leave comments.