For the past week, I’ve been messing around with Joomla, a mature and robust CMS. I’ve installed and played about with Joomla on and off for the past couple of years. During this time, only one thing has put me off Joomla: it feels very complicated.
I consider myself competent when it comes to online publishing platforms, which is what Joomla is essentially. However, when it comes to the administration interface I always felt lost. A default Joomla installation has six administration menu groups and roughly 50 child menu items. Add a few more components and modules and you’d end up with over 100 administration pages.