Joomla vs Wordpress - Which do you prefer for Sites?

by Dexx 23 replies
When I first started marketing online I used Joomla, and then eventually found out about the ease of Wordpress for posting frequent new content.

However in my Offline Marketing endeavours, I've started coming across more information and backing that in terms of content management systems...Joomla should be a preferred choice (i.e. Realtor Websites w/ Property Listings)

It seems more of the discussions I've found state that if you are looking to produce/publish a lot of content frequently then Wordpress is more user friendly...but in terms of full on content websites that Joomla is more favorable especially with their extentions and user access controls (where Wordpress only has 3 levels) so if you are creating a website that multiple levels of people throughout a company will be updating...Joomla is preferred...

Example reference:
http://freewebhostingnews.wordpress....sus-wordpress/

"SEOMOZ.org, a leading web design and technical blog published an article recently where the author states that "if you’re willing to trade some extra time learning a more advanced, go to Joomla.""


Anyone have thoughts or experiences in this regard?

~Dexx
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveLloyd
    Hi Dexx,

    I agree with you!

    Joomla is great for sites with a more complex structure and you can take advantage of all the extensions to create a full featured site, but WordPress has come on so far now that I find myself using it more and more for simpler sites, and for customers who would probably be somewhat at sea with the complexities of Joomla.

    I very rarely seem to build static sites nowadays, they are becoming a distant memory.

    Dave
  • Profile picture of the author mclauchlan
    Dexx,

    I would recommend Joomla hands down, and I have built sites using both Wordpress and Joomla.

    For Joomla the K2 plugin turns the site into a blogging platform.

    Ultimately however if you have good content and it's well optimised whatever software you can get your head round that gets the job done is the right one for you.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author OrganicSeoGuru
    It all depends on the project, but I strongly believe that Drupal is by far the best choice for open source CMS's that have enough of a developer base and community to work.

    The new Whitehouse.gov site built last year was built on Drupal, as is Aaron Walls site like SeoBook.com

    Regardless, you going to have to learn to code properly with CSS, XHTML, PHP and get a decent understanding on MySQL

    Anyways just my 2cents
  • Profile picture of the author vinug
    You can also consider drupal.It is also very good CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author cypherslock
    I've worked with both and Wordpress is just as powerful and easier in my opinion.
  • Profile picture of the author Dexx
    It seems the majority of people say that one big benefit of wordpress is training people on how to update their website vs Joomla is a lot easier...

    Have you guys found this to be the case?

    ~Dexx
  • Profile picture of the author crowemaster
    I put my two cents in for Wordpress, stictly based on plugins. When I tried out drupal and joomla I found they just didn't have the features I needed easily. The other reason wordpress reigns supreme for me is documentation, drupal and joomla have a community but wordpress appears to have whole countrys full of followers. You can find it anywhere on the web.
  • Profile picture of the author cswjohnni
    When I first started out, I use Joomla, but I'm not so technical savvy, so it took time for me to understand how to use and apply plugins in Joomla, then, I stumbled upon Wordpress, and ever since then, I always used Wordpress to build my mini websites, I meant literally, it takes no time.

    Joomla actually is a good CMS for more complicated site (my thoughts), but as Wordpress is growing and growing, I think you should be able to do some tricks with Wordpress to meet your need
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    • Profile picture of the author Marian
      I can't get away from WordPress, sorry! It's one of the best CMS on the net.

      Marian
    • Profile picture of the author CoolWarrior
      I first stated off using Joomla to build my websites but have to give up in the end since it just takes too long.

      I have computer science background and my spouse is an electrical engineer. It still took us a long time to set things up, to maintain...etc. The backend is not very intuitive.

      Finally came across WP and the world is much better . I also make use of Premium Theme (Thesis) with WP and it makes working with the backend much easier.

      Not just managing the content, but adding plugins, widgets, SEO but also changing the look and feel.

      Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author RuiGomes
    My first websites ever were built on Mambo. Then on Joomla! and finally I've been using Wordpress.

    I actually love Wordpress because it's simple enough to start a blog and you can scale it up to be a online store or even a bigger portal.

    If I need more flexibility, I rather custom code my sites in PHP than using Drupal or Joomla!

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