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How to Build a News Website using Joomla

09 July 2014
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How to Build a News Website using Joomla

Anyone can now create their own website, regardless of technical skills with Joomla CMS and NewsPlus template offered by Building a website is a great way to share your ideas, thoughts, reviews and photos with the world. A good subject for your new website is very important. The prospect of starting your own Local News or Magazine site is more viable an option than ever in the current media climate.

While some news websites cater to a specific group of readers (for example: Tech-Geeks, Sport fans) or an ideology, most seek to present the news in as unbiased a manner as possible. If you post content faster than your competitors, you could position yourself as the first source for news. But what you offer has to be so compelling that people won't be willing to check it somewhere else. They will remember your URL or/and add it into Favorites links.

Using our NewsPlus Joomla 3.3 (3.x) template (check our demo) you don't have to hire web designer to have responsive theme. You will get all you want in our quickstart package. This template is extremely useful for content heavy sites like big news, magazines or governmental portals, sites of universities and other educational institutions.  It has universal and have absolutely flexible structure, which allow you to apply them for various purposes.


You can use our SP modules, shortcodes and many others. If you need more on JED you will find another several thousand extenstions for pretty much everything you can think of, from adding advanced video/photo galleries to integrating e-commerce services. The best news of all is that many of them are completely free. 

Using our template you can build website similar to those: The Boston Globe, Time Magazine, Washington Post or The Guardian. Online newspaper or magazine is always cheaper to produce than traditional print version and have the potential to reach a wider and more global audience.  And without worries you can mix "hard news" with features on food, lifestyle, schools, local businesses, city policies, events, and science.

Earn Money by Posting Ads and payed advertisements

Probably you've likely seen ads (banners and text with links) on many websites. It's easy to set up these advertisements on your News site and customize them so that they reflect your content. Because this template have many module positions where you can put those ads blocks. Remember not to inundate your readers with pop-up ads or have too many ads per page. You can start from inserting a Google Adsense. If your news website to be taken seriously and after you have an established readership (generally several thousands readers per month or more) you can contact companies for private advertising.

An advertisements directory is also a  popular website "money generator" for many sites. You can use for this SobiPro or Mosets Tree components with payment plugins.


Once you’ve got Joomla, template and all modules installed, you can start to tell people about your site. You can use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to spread the info. Remember, a good website can be a moneymaker.

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