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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.

The Eiffel Tower

Well, probably you know this building!

21. June 2011 - 16:01 - Tower

The Howoldies

Launching soon, hopefully end of July 2011! Somuga, a Basque animation company, constructed this site with their original characters to demonstrate animation in a completely open source environment.

21. June 2011 - 15:57 - Howoldies

Built with Joomla 1.6, HTML5, and in three languages (Basque, Spanish, and English)

This site demonstrates some of the latest technologies integrated with Joomla!

3000+ Government Websites built with Joomla!

JoomlaGov is a showcase for Government sites powered by Joomla! around the world. More than 200 countries are represented and, one month after its launch at 'J and Beyond' ( 2011, it contains more than 3,000 sites.

This site is a great example of how the Joomla! community ( can collaborate, to highlight the qualities of the Joomla! CMS. For instance, the website of the Estonian Presidency ( is well worth a look.

21. June 2011 - 16:31 - Websites built with Joomla!

Website built using Joomla!, K2 & Google Maps (API version 3)

The video was recorded while Joomla! Day South Africa

Case Study - How we built the Website - Dwight Barnard (ZA)


A danish online shop based on Joomla! and the RedShop component.

22. June 2011 - 10:04 -

Company site

This website is a 'typical' company site. Joomla! is perfect for these kind of websites!

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All sites of Vanerumgroup have been made with Joomla! 1.5. Challenges were the multiple language support, the synchronisation of products between the different site (still is) and the different content by region (solved by metamod)


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.

30. July 2010 - 14:39 - Joomla! ShowcaseJoomla! Showcase

Figure 6: 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 the Eiffel tower site:

21. June 2011 - 16:12 - of Eiffel tower site

Figure 7: Administration of the Eiffel Tower site

Go ahead and ask your friends


I want YOUR site :) Looking for 5+ great Joomla! site examples for the showcase chapter plz reply a link+RT

and promptly received the links for the sites you can see above!

Any other ideas?

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