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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

guggenheim.org

A Car Dealer

roadstershop.com

A Pizza Franchise

marcos.com

A Dancing School

compagnieantares.com

A Bed and Breakfast

lamaisondelucy.com

A Photographer

mb-photography.com

And?

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!.

joomla.org

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.

Joomla! Showcase

Figure 7: Joomla! Showcase

Google

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:

http://example.com/administrator

Here the example of Guggenheim: http://www.guggenheim.org/administrator/

Guggenheim Admin Area

Figure 8: Administration of the Guggenheim Museum

Go ahead and ask your friends

tweeted

[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 http://www.italobikes.com #zero2hero #joomla #community
  2. @tederion @hagengraf ups, Joomla-Websites NGO: http://is.gd/dOETL http://is.gd/dOEXO Business: http://is.gd/dOF1y

Any other ideas?

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

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Comments

Hi

the site A Bed and Breakfast

Te site have the link description mistake

http://community.joomla.org/showcase/sit...
the link arrives on site the pizza

thank you for correction

gabriele melzi - gimu88

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And?
These websites look how websites are suppposed to look. :-)
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the suppposed have tree "p" is excessive

thank you correction

gabriele melzi - gimu88

thanks, I have corrected the 'ppp' typo and the link :)

I have been using Joomla for quite a while now and this has been my favorite cms. I started using it since I was in college. You can tell that a website is in Joomla by typing this url: http://example.com/administrator
Best,
T Harv Ecker