Open source software customization

Open Source software, as you know, contains the source code of a (system or application) software or a tool. It helps to customize the existing software so that it keeps on updating with time and requirement. It is obviously better than the closed source software because one does not need to be dependent on specific layout and working, and is comparatively cheaper even if programmers are hired to customize.

Open Source Customization is slightly different than simply open source. It basically refers to personalizing the Content Management System or scripts such as Joomla, WordPress, Mambo, phpBB, and so on in order to make them work the way one wants; and NOT the WordPress or Joomla as a whole itself. The CMS sites are open source but are generic. Therefore, customizing them is a necessity so as to control its appearance and feel and make them look in a desired manner.

One would always want to upgrade certain things such as image slideshow, contact form, or proper navigation system that is supposed to keep hold of browser (of all kinds) compatibility with the targeted website that ought to be loading. This also improves the overall ranking in the search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN, and Bing. Open Source Customization also ensures the continuous display of all types of contents on the website.