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Title: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: andyscraven on 09.05.2012 21:41:55
Hi

I use Wordpress a lot.

Recently I have started using Multisite, which is great.

I have a client though that wants to use something else.

I am looking at others, Drupal for instance.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Andy
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: LAPTOPTOPLAP on 17.05.2012 08:49:41
Try solution in Google.com
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Angela Colley on 13.07.2012 14:38:15
Hi

I use Wordpress a lot.

Recently I have started using Multisite, which is great.

I have a client though that wants to use something else.

I am looking at others, Drupal for instance.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

Andy


I’ve used both for years. I really like how I can login to WP and see which plugins need to be updated. Click a button and I am good to go. Maintaining my Joomla sites was always the tough part. I found myself always taking it down to update a MOD/plugin/COMponent. Even with the latest Joomla with the builtin installer, it isn’t as smooth as WordPress.

Here are few points you need to look into…
1. How smooth/easy is it to update the core part of the CMS and its many third party extensions.
2. When something is removed, how ‘clean is the install’. i.e. You can pretty much through away an app on the Mac away and know that your system is pretty clean. Whereas install an app on Windows, and you have 100s of little files everywhere. There are utilities for both to help remove 100% of left over files… alas…. Anyways, in the CMSs I have used, this always seems a week point. You install stuff over the years, remove it, update it… and over time, you’ll need to do a complete refresh as junk builds up… sometimes causing stuff to go bad.
3. How efficient is the database schema. Some CMS I have used make their databases bloat so quickly. For example, add a custom field to a post and ALL posts have that custom field attached, where they use it or not. Your DB balloons!
4. How ‘standards compliant’ is the ‘core output’ I don’t know if it is still an issue on Joomla, etc, but I recall that you could get a nice XHTML template but some of the html the CMS itself spits out was very 80s. You’ll go crazy trying to get it to be compliant.

It would be good to compare:
Joomla, Drupal, WordPress AND Expression Engine.
100s of CMS out there, but to me, these are the ones that now count. (Sorry to users of other CMSs.) It would be very excellent to choose a topic, for example, ‘A Real Estate site’ Have examples of how you would use all four to make such a site. In reading that, people would walk away with ‘Oh, that one is powerful… oh that one takes too many steps to do that… oh, that one would need some serious extra plugins, etc’
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: james7565 on 13.07.2012 21:53:01
I have always built my websites with Wordpress and although i have heard of Joomla i have never got round to using it. It is reminds me of that i have always used a conventional laptop and heard of Mac laptops but never got round to purchasing one that is until i took the plunge and purchased a Mac and have to say i have never looked back. So i was wondering would this be the same reasoning for choosing a Joomla platform over a Wordpress platform.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: joeharts on 14.07.2012 05:27:13

I’ve used both for years. I really like how I can login to WP and see which plugins need to be updated. Click a button and I am good to go. Maintaining my Joomla sites was always the tough part. I found myself always taking it down to update a MOD/plugin/COMponent. Even with the latest Joomla with the builtin installer, it isn’t as smooth as WordPress.

Here are few points you need to look into…
1. How smooth/easy is it to update the core part of the CMS and its many third party extensions.
2. When something is removed, how ‘clean is the install’. i.e. You can pretty much through away an app on the Mac away and know that your system is pretty clean. Whereas install an app on Windows, and you have 100s of little files everywhere. There are utilities for both to help remove 100% of left over files… alas…. Anyways, in the CMSs I have used, this always seems a week point. You install stuff over the years, remove it, update it… and over time, you’ll need to do a complete refresh as junk builds up… sometimes causing stuff to go bad.
3. How efficient is the database schema. Some CMS I have used make their databases bloat so quickly. For example, add a custom field to a post and ALL posts have that custom field attached, where they use it or not. Your DB balloons!
4. How ‘standards compliant’ is the ‘core output’ I don’t know if it is still an issue on Joomla, etc, but I recall that you could get a nice XHTML template but some of the html the CMS itself spits out was very 80s. You’ll go crazy trying to get it to be compliant.

It would be good to compare:
Joomla, Drupal, WordPress AND Expression Engine.
100s of CMS out there, but to me, these are the ones that now count. (Sorry to users of other CMSs.) It would be very excellent to choose a topic, for example, ‘A Real Estate site’ Have examples of how you would use all four to make such a site. In reading that, people would walk away with ‘Oh, that one is powerful… oh that one takes too many steps to do that… oh, that one would need some serious extra plugins, etc’


So you are trying to say that Wordpress is still better than Joomla right?
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: zigzag007 on 15.07.2012 07:43:05
I think WP is more flexible.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: devans22 on 15.07.2012 16:46:43
I also have a new client that is currently running on the Joomla platform. I have always
used WP and am very comfortable with it. I started researching a little about Joomla and
am not getting very good information. Ive even read where some big news sites like over
1 million unique visitors daily have  switched to the WP platform for it's ease of use and
great support. I hoping I can convince the new client to let me make the switch which then
will create a new topic how to easily switch from Joomla to WP.

thanks
Dan
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: haddleas on 16.07.2012 11:26:04
I myself prefer WP. But joomla has it own advantages. RIght now Im doing multi-sites so Im sticking with WP. It's great and easy to use.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: bobbysmooth on 17.07.2012 02:51:18
I'm just starting to use multi site with wordpress. Not my favourite thing in the world to mess about with tbh, I prefer to actually write content for the sites than mess around with backend setting up the domains etc.

I just Joomla aswell and I think its a lot like the pc mac argument someone mentioned above. It'll rage on forever with some on one side and some on the other, but its all personal choice at the end of it and what you want to use it for. My suggestion would be try them both and stick with the one you prefer, solves everyones issue.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: brendamarville on 17.07.2012 05:45:19
Bascially Wordpress is originally used for blogging, and Joomla is for all around CMS system, but the development of Wordpress from blog into flexible CMS(through plugins) makes it so popular. If you have the freedom to choose your CMS, you must look into the purpose. If the website is more into blogging/news/articles system, then use Wordpress, if you are just managing few pages and more into in-box flexibility of the CMS, then go for Jooma. Wordpress is quite buggy sometimes if you will use it for other purpose, like membership system, store etc. Wordpress is also quite vulnerable to some virus if you left it unsecured.

Let us sum it this way,

Wordpress - Blogging
Joomla - Content Management
Drupal - Memberships
Magento - Store

Of course, you can use the CMS in other way you like as long as you have the expertise to modify it, but if you will use them in their main purpose, then you will get less bug and issues.

Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: leed1977 on 17.07.2012 06:06:47
I think WordPress works better than Joomla. Much better..
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: andyscraven on 17.07.2012 09:36:08
Hi Everyone,

Some great replies to my question, thank you.

Since my post I have started using ManageWP, which is awesome.

Just one log in to ALL my WP sites and it tells me which of them needs updating, be it Wordpress, Plugins, Database, Spam etc.

It also monitors my sites for up time and emails me when they are down, and I can monitor my SEO with it too.

Just a great piece of software.

Andy
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: thebusinessontheinternet on 17.07.2012 16:04:41
Both are very popular blog platforms.I use so far wordpress only.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: litefoot2008 on 17.07.2012 16:48:04
I think WordPress works better than Joomla. Much better..  ;D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Arno on 17.07.2012 17:50:30
I think, you can not really compare this two systems.
You can use joomla with his many thousands extensions for (nearly) all situations.  ::)
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: johnwblatter on 19.07.2012 11:09:25
I am a Wordpress fan, I have a few sites that use Joomla and others that use WP. But wordpress is definitely the better choice if seo is your main goal. In Joomla,  seo friendly urls are quite complex and must be activated, other hand WP automatically creates seo friendly urls. That's probably why Google prefers WP over joomla.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: johnmaclenn on 19.07.2012 15:51:16
We experimented with a a few CMSs before opting to work with WordPress. Joomla is no doubt an excellent CMS, however, I do feel that WordPress has a very vibrant community of users and developers. The number of plugins available is excellent, and the support forums have all the answers to the problems you may encounter. Our designers love the flexibility of WordPress to design the way they want. More over we feel that it is designer friendly rather than developer friendly. The end user also feels comfortable using it. These are just a few advantages, I feel, WordPress has over other Content Management Systems.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: phil89 on 19.07.2012 16:23:46
I agree. I have been experimenting with joomla and wordpress quite a bit over the course of the last several months and I have to say that I really enjoyed being able to find the answers very quickly by visiting the many support forums. I also really like the variety of plugins available for wordpress users. This is not to say that Joomla is a quality CMS, just that from my personal experience using wordpress has turned out to be the number one choice for people starting out with building their own website. Hope that helps.

Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: prilejuit on 19.07.2012 16:24:32
You can't compare the two. It's like trying to compare Windows with Linux. Windows is more flashy, more user friendly, eye catching, but Linux is better with regards to performance and security. Wordpress is better for the search engines, and Joomla simply looks nicer and can do some really nice visuals. It depends on what you want from a website.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: isabelleburcham on 19.07.2012 17:33:14
I always favor Wordpress  ;D
It is more admin/user friendly.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: PaulRoss on 19.07.2012 18:40:13
I think that Wordpress is cool for open a lot of sites. And Joomla for a big site more complicated.

But with the pass of the years, they are more near now.

I choose Wordpress for the seo. In my experience, is better and have more tools.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: beemeart on 20.07.2012 09:39:21
WordPress all the way. the features especially the plugins that are that available are so many that they can enable you to do anything on your site,
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: anjoke on 20.07.2012 11:39:58
You should tell your client wordpress is the best. tell him or her that it's user friendly can be managed easily.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: guy_smiley on 20.07.2012 14:54:18
Depends what type of site is being built.

The learning curve on Wordpress is much shorter along with better documentation.

I believe that is why more use it
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: paulmorales33 on 20.07.2012 14:57:14
The problem with Joomla! is that my clients find it hard to get used too, they say that the backend is really a mess. That’s what they say, even I already thought them how to use it.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: guy_smiley on 20.07.2012 15:04:17
i've noticed that too paul, which is sort of what i meant by the learning curve being shorter with wp

the interface for joomla is daunting for newbies
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: agenbola on 20.07.2012 17:11:18
my opinion is wordpress works better then joomla and its more compatible seo friendly with google.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: topnotchsports22 on 20.07.2012 17:49:58
To make it perfectly clear: I have nothing against either system, be it WordPress or Joomla. Both have their own typical advantages. I use them both successfully.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: pietermark on 21.07.2012 03:23:33
I do not have any experience with Joomla. But one of the advantages of WordPress is that it's the most used by marketers. Much neat plugins are developed to make the life of a online marketer much easier, also when it comes to SEO. I never have seen a plugin or similar feature for Joomla. Or is this because I mainly focus on WP?

One of the flaws obviously of WP is that you always have to keep in mind the security of your website. How is Joomla when it comes to secutiy, hackers etc.?

Pieter
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: johnphillip33 on 21.07.2012 12:15:19
Joomla, for me is my favorite system to use. Around Joomla 1.5, wordpress was using Wordpress version 2 and Joomla definitely reigned over. Wordpress is a blogging platform, so the needs were never met as compared to using Joomla.

Now, checking back on the recent WP achievements, I have to admit Wordpress is quite the competitor now. By using the Custom fields whether via a plugin or hardcoded into a theme, anyone can achieve a quick configurable app using WP.

Wordpress is definitely simpler to understand for most persons, but I find they're downfall is having much of the site dependent on the theme installed.
With Joomla, once you create or install a Plugin, it works with the corresponding component of the site and changing the theme does not render the plugin useless or clash with similar function names. So, I would definitely stick with Joomla.

Thanks
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: tonyt42 on 22.07.2012 08:38:24
I prefer Wordpress seo framework but have been impressed with Joomla's design capability. Tough call but I sided with Wordpress for my work.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: zasady on 23.07.2012 05:15:03
I've many WP sites and I really love this CMS. I'am site designer so I need to know Joomla to so now I am going to create a few sites just for learning. Can you tell me if Joomla is more complicated than Drupal (Wordpress is very easy but I heard Joomla not really)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: tac8811 on 23.07.2012 23:53:00
When it comes to ranking my sites nothing compares to WordPress and there plugins !...
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: pipsqueaks on 24.07.2012 02:47:49
I've worked with both Wordpress and Joomla, and I totally rate Wordpress, it's so much easier than Joomla but what it comes down to is the sort of site you are building.  The backend of wordpress is so straighforward and there is a plugin for just about anything you can think of and most are free, whereas you tend to have to pay for Joomla plugins a bit more often (again depending on what the site is for).  Here's a wee tip, don't ever build an e-commerce site using Joomla as you are required to use a component called Virtuemart which totally sucks big lemons!!  ;)
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: jackmars44 on 25.07.2012 12:05:29
I am using wordpress and its quite good. For me wordpress is more seo friendly.

Thanks
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: fidel2414 on 26.07.2012 21:33:27
I've been using Wordpress for all of my content management system needs. I'm gonna give Joomla a try though.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: uniquewarez on 27.07.2012 10:11:27
Wordpress is more better, so easy to use, so many plugins, so many free themes, and seo friendly to Google. So its far better than Joomla
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: luhur99 on 03.08.2012 05:00:14
I think joomla is not for seo use , it really great but not with seo , Wordpress great for SEO but just for blogging not for content management, I usually make company web with Joomla but for online marketing I use Wordpress  ;D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: maddisonaa03 on 13.08.2012 18:30:38
I use Wordpress and im very happy with it.  I love all the  useful plugins.  ;)
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: flyingman on 17.08.2012 02:35:53
I use to both systems, wordpress is the one for me, but in saying that Joomla has great capabilities too, I say try them both good them a good run and make a decision which one suits your needs better.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: emocjones on 17.08.2012 14:21:39
I use both as well. But Wordpress is easy compared to Joomla.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Todd.d on 23.08.2012 17:40:33
WordPress and Joomla are the most popular open-source CMS’ around.
One difference between WordPress and Joomla is their theming model.
If you are going from Joomla to WordPress you might feel that they require too much theme coding.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: fKeBh1HtCmEJ on 27.08.2012 11:19:09
Joomla is better...
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: koz47 on 29.08.2012 15:50:25
It really depends what you're trying to do. Wordpress is more user friendly.. So if you're anything like me, its preferable. Drupal and joomla allow you to get more creative if you know what you're doing.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: OpingFing on 31.08.2012 11:18:37
This is a valid question because both are PHP - MySQL-based webapps that run off a database, and perform similar functions. But their aspirations are different: one is a full-on CMS, the other is a 'quick publishing tool' that is designed to get your content online ASAP.
In my own opinion,I like wp more ...
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: vbatechnologies on 03.09.2012 12:25:42
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_frameworks
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems


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Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: eeeasyas12345 on 05.09.2012 21:30:18
They are both great, however, word press is easier to use and less complicated.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: mnemktng on 08.09.2012 15:18:18
I think Wordpress is so much better. I'm not such a techno guy but I hired(go cheated) someone to do a website for me in the past, I didnt like the layout and what I saw. But maybe it was just the designers problem and not joomla itself.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: podge01 on 01.10.2012 04:47:40
I think it is what you get used to. I have been using WP for a long time and as I have grown so has it. Most of the big marketers I know use WP, so that might mean something.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: TrevorDean01 on 03.10.2012 02:04:48
Enjoyed this tread on WP v Joomla. It seems to me that it really is based on what you want to use the products for. I handle small sites and have no hassle with WP. As someone mentioned easy to check for plugins and updates. Smoothness is ideal. ::)
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: wsjiii on 06.10.2012 23:16:13
If anyone's interested here's a great article comparing Joomla vs Drupal vs WP with plenty of examples, pros and cons and even videos:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9219685/Site_builder_shootout_Drupal_vs._Joomla_vs._WordPress
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: AndyOswego on 09.10.2012 04:27:54
I agree, it is impossible to compare the 2 Systems.  It's like comparing; Apples and Oranges, it can not be done ...  ;D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: brenda on 10.10.2012 02:46:16
I researched both before I created my first website. Hands down Wordpress is easier to use. I'm really happy with it. I've had no problems or regrets.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: JohnThomp on 14.10.2012 21:08:29
They're two very different systems so difficult to compare but I've always favoured Wordpress, once you get round the fact it can be so much more than just a blogging platform its incredibly useful.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: solmz on 15.10.2012 13:18:59
It completely two different features. Although I used wordpress but both offer good quality service.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: marcasepatentes on 16.10.2012 20:42:16
I think wordpress is better, more flexible!
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: prmario86 on 10.12.2012 22:46:48
I use Wordpress is simply and good for seo friendly, all my costumers ask for Wordpress, but I read that Joomla is a great service I will try soon and see the results.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Kolega on 14.01.2013 12:41:56
WordPress is substantially better for SEO than Joomla
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: 14jan13 on 15.01.2013 04:44:44
WordPress is a website engine built on the premise that installing it, running it, and publishing basic content with it should be as quick and simple as possible. Joomla is a different animal, it's for managing and publishing a lot of different content types, in different ways, with all the options a full-scale CMS has, while looking good doing it.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: cpusl on 18.01.2013 14:48:56
I have been using WordPress for quite some time and all the plugins are great but I am starting to see some of the downsides to scaling. Is Joomla a better solution for websites with large memberships and participation? Since it is a full on CMS, I would have to imagine that customization is wide open?
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: gabfree407 on 21.01.2013 14:09:45
I used wordpress for years and I could say that their features are nice but if given a chance I would like to try joomla too.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Emmjay on 29.01.2013 14:11:31
Being pretty new to creating websites, I find Wordpress is definitely the easiest and more friendly platform to use..there is a lot of information on getting started setting up a Wordpress site and with all the plugins and one-step set up inside some hosting packages it certainly cuts out the technical steps...The layout inside of wordpress is logical which makes it easy to add content and change things around on your site.

It works for me..Emmjay :0)
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: a-jani on 03.02.2013 20:47:22
Wordpress is the current standard for building extensible websites. The wealth of themes, plugins and mods available for the platform is absolutely staggering.

Its because of the mass availability of extensions of high quality and an active paid development community that I choose Wordpress. It makes developing client websites really simple.

So, that's why i prefer Wordpress.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Josea on 13.02.2013 12:10:13
I prefer Wordpress, but to be honest that might be simply because I am more familiar with it, so it seems easier! It has all the features I need anyway!  :D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Outbreaker on 20.02.2013 02:31:09
I tested both and i could do a lot more with Joomla then i could do with WordPress.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: tomagueda on 23.02.2013 11:53:46
I also think WP is much better, tried both and WP seems to be the easiest by far.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: MrTien88 on 26.02.2013 10:03:50
I prefer using Wordpress than joomla. It easy to setup, light.  ;D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: Cody on 27.02.2013 22:50:23
I tried WordPress but it sucks. Creating templates is a pain. You are pretty much screwed if you don't know php. Too much bloat in the html and a very annoying taxonomy issue where you can't have two or more categories with the same name. Joomla on the other hand is much more easy to administrate, to create templates for and is a lot more flexible.
Joomla + Content Extensions = Win.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: rebekah on 05.03.2013 00:46:56
Hi,

I have only really used Wordpress. Once I find something that works I usually stick to it! Installing software packages is really easy as sometimes use my blogs to promote Amazon products which look fantastic with the right package.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: jhon24 on 23.03.2013 23:41:30
Joomla is good but i prefer Wordpress. And i think Wordpress much better with lots of plugins and other supports.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: SimPick on 26.03.2013 16:29:45
I've built several websites with WP the last weeks and I love the ease and speed to get a site up. The only problem for me is finding good free templates. I don't know why, but I always end up building a site and then changing templates many times and still being somewhat unsatisfied with it. I think I need to stop being mean and  buy a decent theme from Theme Forest or similar. 
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: DenzilNapata143 on 02.04.2013 17:21:09
As we all know that drupal, Joomla and Wordpress are the world most popular CMS but if you compare the three of them with each other. I am sure you gonna find one better than the other in different situations. The point we have to note is what is our need. e.g. WordPress is known for it's SEO value and for creating blogging websites but if we want to create a website not mainly for blogging purpose, you gonna find that both Drupal & Joomla beat it out.

So, you see. It depends on our situation and need but overall WordPress is what I recommend.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: emypery on 11.04.2013 19:58:09
Hi,

I just started to use word press, now a days i heard about joomla. As a beginner which platform is good for me ? word press or joomla?

Regards

Danish
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: davedwc on 15.04.2013 16:21:11
Hi,

I just started to use word press, now a days i heard about joomla. As a beginner which platform is good for me ? word press or joomla?

Regards

Danish

Hi Danish,

IMO, that's depends on what you need first.

Wordpress is best platform for blogging, simple post, SEO, etc.
Joomla is better platform for amplify your branding, or built for online shopping.

Regards,
Dave
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: snomee on 16.04.2013 10:14:34
Joomla and WordPress are Open source CMS so mainly people are using that to create websites. And for compare to each other.

The basic difference between WordPress and Joomla is that Joomla is a portal- or community type site while WordPress is a blog.  Both overlap each other in several areas and can be extended beyond their original purpose thanks to the use of plugins. You can find those plugins almost everywhere on the internet.  Both have a large user base with a lively community where tips and tricks are shared.  Both are free to use and many hosting providers have them as an option in their web tools section.  WP has a large community of volunteer developers, Joomla can count on many commercial add-ons by specialized professionals.

Comparison between Joomla vs WordPress

1) If you want to add images, publish new items, WordPress is extremely easy to use. Whereas Joomla presents a more “feature-rich” CMS, though one needs to get the hang of making the modifications.
2) In comparison to WordPress, Joomla is supported by a strong community to help the end users.
3) Joomla is best for creating websites oriented to e-commerce and website requiring a more professional touch. Joomla has thousands of extensions to offer, which are instrumental in increasing the functionality of a website. With its wider flexibility, enhanced features and premier extensions, Joomla to greater extent out beats WordPress.
4) Joomla was created from the ground up and over the years grown as an acclaimed CMS, while WordPress was designed as a publishing platform that has developed gradually into a CMS, offering each unique capability. These are the reasons why many developers declare that Joomla wins in the comparison between Joomla vs WordPress.

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Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: henry456 on 18.04.2013 10:36:13
WordPress easier setup with wide range on WordPress theme. So I found WordPress is best.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: pansonic on 30.04.2013 15:14:33
Never ending question, above all because, in my experience, i can find pro and cons for each system. anyway i can say this about the topic.

Joomla is a fork from Mambo, when developers of mambo desagreed with Miro Corp. They become member of "Open source Matter".
Joomla is a powerful cms with the lack of build-in for 2.0 solutions (comments, forum, etc...), so it is more indicated for brand and corporate site. Anyway i use it for some projects and with all the extensions on JED you can build more or less what you want and  Jdownloads (the forum you are on) is one of the advanced one (sincerely like it).
You can easily modify template files to obtain what you like (override technique) but you need to be careful in mantainence.

Wordpress is the open source release of wordpress blogging platform. They smells the business of OS CMS.
That said it is largely used because of its semplicity, but i think the way you manage plugins is very poor. It is more indicated for blogging or sites with few section.
I think there are two kind of user for wordpress:
the lazy one, a not-expert user, who just buy a 30$ template and configure something in 3 workly days;
the advanced one, who is able to hack the CMS and obtain everything.
I'm neither of ones and sorry if i'm wrong.

Drupal is a powerful CMS, maybe the first Open source CMS ever released, who was intended to create a virtual neighborhood community.
Lots of people laments the lack of easy-of-use. I can understand simple user, but... come on, are you really refering to yourself as "developer"?  ;D
Drupal is very extensible, easy for mantainance (from the version 7 core is separated from site) and community is working hard to clean the code.
It has some built-in and very advanced function, and it's funny.
It is the best solution for community-oriented sites, as well as for blogging.

But the most important thing you should think about in making your choose is the meaning of Open-source. Why are you choosing and Open-source system?
This may be the discern between WP/Joomla, as well as Chrome/Firefox

Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: yellowmarshmallow on 23.09.2013 15:04:24
I think Wordpress looks 'prettier' out of the bag, it also seems more user-friendly. A lot of my clients found Joomla hard to get their heads round.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: peterjack on 18.10.2013 11:20:02
I prefer joomla is the better option compare to other cms, it support lots of excellent features.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: costisefu on 21.10.2013 14:10:48
Joomla is a professional CMS. Full power I would say. It is more difficult to configure and easy to break appart, also there are sections that even a pro does not use or does not know how they work.

Wordpress using is easy, an old man without computer knowledge can learn to use it in a 20 minutes. Instead, in a Joomla installation this guy will ruin everything :)
Wordpress is also a lot more rigid, a lot more simpler, lacks a lot of power if you are a computer geek.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: peterjack on 20.12.2013 10:34:23
Joomla is the better option for web development. We can easily manage large scale sites  by using joomla. It also offers lots of good features.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: micropeter on 18.01.2014 15:56:05
I have the same question as "andyscraven". I have used WordPress many times both for my clients and me. Is it better to experience something different like Joomla or other?
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: 2recker on 10.02.2014 03:15:38
I think WP is more flexible.
??? You know I have to agree with you in part but in the end don't they do the same thing.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: emaderam on 19.04.2014 23:18:45
I tend to use Wordpress which is blogging software that you can do some really cool things with. It has lots of addons, but you can install it, then start blogging or editing pages straight away. Install a theme to give it a look you like. Add pages of text and graphics, or add blog posts. There are a huge number of addon's/themes which you can find and install from the admin interface. Drupal and Joomla are CMS's (Content Managment Systems). These are much more complex to configure, but more flexible. I have very little experience with either of these though. It depends what you wish to do. Do you want a quick and dirty blog/website thats easy to set up and looks nice, or do you want something that's a bit more challenging to learn, but has huge scope once you have mastered it and can be shaped into almost anything.


There are some resources helping you have a right choice when choosing your needed CMS.

See the comparison chart of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal on
http://www.threehosts.com/ratings/comparison-software/wordpress-vs-joomla-vs-drupal.html

There is also a useful article at
http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/cms-comparison-drupal-joomla-and-wordpress

You can also use demo account of WordPress, Joomla and Drupal via their official websites to see one of them is proper for you. My favorite program is Joomla. Joomla allows you to build a site with more content and structure flexibility than Wordpress offers, but still with fairly easy, intuitive usage.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: wendy on 15.05.2014 13:49:09
It is true that Joomla has been considered more complex and in the end better than WordPress for more advance sites however with custom post types and custom fields you can now make really complex and easy to use websites. The best part is that if the client wants a simply website use WordPress. If they want a complex website use WordPress (with custom post types and custom fields). You get my point  ;) This way you get the best of both worlds. Simple and complex.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: ColinM on 15.05.2014 14:43:41
Afraid I disagree.  Joomla is undoubted more capable, just about everyone accepts that, and for the webmaster there is a steeper learning curve.  However I find Wordpress frustrating as it has a poor editor by comparison and minimal access control.  Further one has to keep resorting to adding in html directly.

I run a community site with a lot of entries that are constantly changing.  There are editors who only have front-end access who can quite happily make more entries, modify existing ones and so on all without having to know any html at all.  They can even add to menus.  The only skills are those necessary to run a modern word processor, and to be aware of buttons for adding links. People make entries on the Event  Calendar where they can only modify their own entries, and so on. That means as the web master I can concentrate on the technical aspects whilst others keep the info up to date.

Because of the lower initial learning curve for Wordpress then it does attract many web designers, and certainly Joomla could improve in that area.  In particular I have found many people have an initial 'challenge' with setting up Joomla menus,  but then one can have multiple tailored menus against only the one or two allowed by most Wordpress Themes.   But I also suspect that WordPress web designers like it because one has to be able to have a modest knowledge of html and a smattering of css - so the client has to come back to them for updates and so on!!
Of course in any large website such skills are needed no matter what is the base platform.  But its actually easier with Joomla
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: frankee on 20.08.2014 12:31:18
Both are good according to their niche. Joomla is well known when it comes to business website or community websites, while wordpress is well known for blogging platform. When someone will ask about blogging site, the first thing that comes to mind is wordpress. However, when someone ask for business website platform then joomla known for that.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: authvn on 13.10.2014 03:23:18
I prefer Wordpress, so many awesome plugin, great amount of themes to choose. Just the best for me :D
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: BrianCBurke on 06.03.2015 02:15:13
My vote also goes to wordpress.  Google just loves worpress sites for some reason.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
Post by: premz on 04.05.2015 18:19:08
in joomla i belive you have to code well   ;D  but in case of wordpress u have so many plugins that u can make it more sophasticate in joomla u can code as you wish and build website.
Title: Re: How does Joomla compare to Wordpress?
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