Wordpress Vs Joomla-your opinion

by monsur
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Dear friends,

May you please share your opinion on wordpress and joomla?
Which do you like most and why?

Thanking you
Monsur
#joomlayour #opinion #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author LambsNest
    Originally Posted by monsur View Post

    Dear friends,

    May you please share your opinion on wordpress and joomla?
    Which do you like most and why?

    Thanking you
    Monsur
    Greetings. I have used both and Drupal as well. It depends greatly on what you plan to use them for. All have their strengths and weaknesses.

    • Joomla - This CMS has the best templates or themes. It is easy to use, it is supported by a large community of users and has tons of extensions, both free and paid. If you require a relatively simple website that looks professional, that does not cater for too much traffic, or online members, and works right 'out of the box' then Joomla is for you.
    • WordPress - This a primarily a blogging framework that also has a large community of users and extensions. WordPress themes are also quite amazing. It has a very simple Administration area with minimal options, but it very easy to use, setup and configure. If you require a simple blogging website that also looks professional, then WordPress is for you.
    • Drupal - This CSM is the powerhouse of all Content Management Systems. It has tons of Administration options and settings and using it you can pretty much create any type of website you want. It is supported by a large community of users and also has lots of contributor modules (Drupal for extensions). It has the steepest learning curve of all 3 frameworks and it does not have the best looking themes, though this is improving. Drupal 7 is just around the corner and it is quite simply amazing. If you require a website that can handle unlimited traffic, or online users, has all the configuration options you require and you don't mind spending time learning it, then Drupal is the way to go.
    I hope this helps.

    All the best,

    Shane,
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    • Profile picture of the author madhatseo
      Originally Posted by LambsNest View Post

      Greetings. I have used both and Drupal as well. It depends greatly on what you plan to use them for. All have their strengths and weaknesses.

      • Joomla - This CMS has the best templates or themes. It is easy to use, it is supported by a large community of users and has tons of extensions, both free and paid. If you require a relatively simple website that looks professional, that does not cater for too much traffic, or online members, and works right 'out of the box' then Joomla is for you.
      • WordPress - This a primarily a blogging framework that also has a large community of users and extensions. WordPress themes are also quite amazing. It has a very simple Administration area with minimal options, but it very easy to use, setup and configure. If you require a simple blogging website that also looks professional, then WordPress is for you.
      • Drupal - This CSM is the powerhouse of all Content Management Systems. It has tons of Administration options and settings and using it you can pretty much create any type of website you want. It is supported by a large community of users and also has lots of contributor modules (Drupal for extensions). It has the steepest learning curve of all 3 frameworks and it does not have the best looking themes, though this is improving. Drupal 7 is just around the corner and it is quite simply amazing. If you require a website that can handle unlimited traffic, or online users, has all the configuration options you require and you don't mind spending time learning it, then Drupal is the way to go.
      Excellent assessment. Drupal has a very steep learning curve. My advice to add is use Drupal if you have cash to invest in programming. Otherwise, Wordpress wins for the reasons mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Cook
    I had used all this 3 site but i go with WP,
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris DeMarco
    It depends what you want to do with the site. For simple sites, WordPress is the way to go and the search engines like it.

    Joomla would be the next easiest but requires more planning and takes longer to learn and setup. Once you get the concept though, it is pretty simple.

    Drupal gives you a lot more flexibility, but has a much longer and complicated learning curve than either WP or Joomla because you have more options. It’s good if you need a site with a lot of customization.

    I’ve used all three but all of my recent sites have been WordPress or Joomla, mainly because they had what I needed and were faster to set up.
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  • Profile picture of the author lknielsen
    This actually very simple:

    For a blog use Wordpress. For a regular non blog website use Joomla.

    There you have it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Ambius
      Originally Posted by lknielsen View Post

      This actually very simple:

      For a blog use Wordpress. For a regular non blog website use Joomla.

      There you have it!

      That is my experience too. It is possible to make a normal website with WP, but it is extremely difficult but I can't think of an easier way to setup a nice blog.
      WordPress=Blog.
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      • Profile picture of the author millerb7
        It is true wordpress was/is originally a blogging platform. But make no mistake about it, IT IS A CMS now. You can make some amazing sites on wordpress.

        That being said, these sites are made for a much smaller audience and much smaller administration. You are not going to run a huge site effectively with wordpress.

        I have heard great things about joomla, but my feelings are if you need small-ish go wordpress, anything else, learn Drupal and you'll never need to learn another CMS.
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    • Profile picture of the author madhatseo
      Originally Posted by lknielsen View Post

      This actually very simple:

      For a blog use Wordpress. For a regular non blog website use Joomla.

      There you have it!
      Do not agree at all. I'd say for a simple corporate website used as a showcase that requires more than Wordpress, use Joomla. But in most cases, Wordpress can be used for WAY more than a blog and it is MUCH easier to administrate and ad content. It is also way lighter on your ad server. Unless you need some heavy duty modules (most are crap), Wordpress is a better product. For added items like more characteristics crammed into your posts and control as well as some added functionality from Joomla's best modules, use Joomla.
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      • Profile picture of the author lknielsen
        Originally Posted by slinky View Post

        Do not agree at all. I'd say for a simple corporate website used as a showcase that requires more than Wordpress, use Joomla. But in most cases, Wordpress can be used for WAY more than a blog and it is MUCH easier to administrate and ad content. It is also way lighter on your ad server. Unless you need some heavy duty modules (most are crap), Wordpress is a better product. For added items like more characteristics crammed into your posts and control as well as some added functionality from Joomla's best modules, use Joomla.
        Good point, I suppose I oversimplified a bit there. Truthfully I actually prefer Wordpress overall since it's so easy to create a static website with it. Just change your page setting to static instead of posts and customize with widgets. Much easier than Joomla by far.
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  • Profile picture of the author infoman66
    My favorite is Wordpres ...
    Although not as powerful as Drupal, and is primarily designed for blogging, it can be adapted to almost any purpose, through a simple user interface ...
    I think it is in terms of SEO best solved ...
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  • Profile picture of the author zeeshi570
    Both are best at there own place.

    You can use wordpress for small websites and joomla for big websites
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  • Profile picture of the author sparckyz
    I have to vote wordpress, but only because i've never used joomla lol

    (not the best reason i know..)
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  • Profile picture of the author darrin_kuykendall
    I would go with Wordpress, given that it's user friendly, open source & the slew of developments that is given to the freedom for programmers to create plugins.

    Now, Wordpress is a domain registrar as well, expect to see some perfections in scaling out SEO features in future wordpress core updates. Additionally, expect to see more streamlined & custom admin/backend functionality.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardHK
    C'mon guys. How many more WP vs Joomla threads are we gonna have here? Should be banned with Warriors forced to use the search facility to find the million and one responses on subject.

    My oft-repeated input is to advise taking another road altogether and check out MODx which is truly a new generation CMS (CMF/framework really). If you are adept with xhtml and css you will love MODx.

    Right. I am out of here forever. Will never again enter a WP vs Whatever thread again. Don't know how you guys (and gals?) find so much free time to discuss these things. Got to get on and make some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author fbhc
    I have used them all and my vote is for Joomla because that is all I use and a self proclaimed Joomla expert. Joomla is great for blogs also. I have made many blog style site on the Joomla platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author mentor15
    Wordpress is easier and most used. This is very simple and easy to hanle and edit. LOts themes can be install and for ranking and traffic wordpress is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Wordpress FTW, for everything: blogs, websites, landing pages...

    I use it for everything.
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  • Profile picture of the author eagle1984
    i prefer word press because it is easy and most attractive website.
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    LOL. This question goes over and over again in WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author taylormarek
    Wordpress hands down. I've used Wordpress for the past 4+ years to manage all of my websites because its A) easy to use B) simple to customize C) user friendly D) trustworthy.

    Sorry for the bias, but I love Wordpress. As a programmer/designer/webmaster back in the day, Wordpress made it that much easier for me and I've continued to use it.
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    I originally started with joomla, but Im more into wp now. Depends what you need, as said above, wp is blogging platform, and if you need a more advanced site, joomla is for you. WP is easier to manage, cause its more simple, and can be used for building even portals. Its easier and faster to do all in wp in my opinion, but joomla has some other stuff, and depends what you need, like and preffer.
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  • Profile picture of the author CoolSiteGraphics
    WordPress is my vote. Although I mainly use Dreamweaver to design original sites, or I use a membership site script. I created an epic marketing community site once with Joomla although the 3rd party apps crashed and the site imploded and became unoperational. So never used Joomla since WordPress is simply and has cool plugins and templates..
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  • Profile picture of the author Geek3
    I also put my vote in for Wordpress. I get a full body shiver when I think of Joomla, Drupal or any other blogging platform. I have clients who use non-wordpress platforms and it's always a pain.
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  • Profile picture of the author samloy8
    I use a WordPress, an easy to use systems available today in the Internet would like to start with. WordPress is an excellent CMS, blogging and publication of your brain when it comes to work and consideration. Joomla Joomla! Another open source CMS, to help people with little to no coding is designed to create complex websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author jamesjony2
      This is the best model for CMS or a theme. It is easy to use, is supported by a large community of users and offers many extensions, both free and paid. Next Joomla easier, but requires more planning and may take longer to learn to be established. Once the concept of law is very simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin2010
    Defo WP it's simply awesome, easy to use and used it for years without any hassle at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author silverf0x
    IMO, wordpress. It's good in SEO, also provide with so many plugin. I think WP with its plugin can provide some services/features as good as Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author realaustin
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    I think it really just depends on the purpose of your website and also on your knowledge of web development and design. For me Wordpress is the easiest to use; i use it for blogging and uploading pictures.
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  • Profile picture of the author RandallPaulPipes
    I've used Wordpress extensively and now build all of my sites, whether blog or not using it. I tried building a social network using Joomla as the framework and found it to be far less intuitive to work with. Truthfully, both are completely different animals and it really depends on your intended outcome. I've really become a believer in Wordpress however. If you choose to go this route, I think it's well worth the $50 extra to buy the Thesis theme for it as it is highly adaptable and makes it easy for you to have control over virtually every aspect of your design.
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  • Profile picture of the author riadrmi
    If you have time (lot of time) to spend in learning a CMS that does every thing you imagine, then joomla is your target.
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  • Profile picture of the author yagnesh
    joomla is best from my view
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  • Profile picture of the author GJose
    I go for WORDPRESS!!! Why? 100% very simple to use out-of-the-box. Excellent for blogging or sharing thoughts in a sequential manner.
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    • Profile picture of the author emma11
      Hello, Friend what a nice post, Nice information that difference between joomla and wordpress. I am a newbie for this forum site, and i hope that will get so many useful information here.

      Thanks for nice opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Talking about plugins, WP is the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author JF Garsula
    I'd prefer Wordpress, because it saves up the development time on my projects.
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  • It depends on the user,what he wants..if he is in need of website then he has to opt for joomla,which is cost effective and wordpress saves lot of time because ,if the user is in need of blogs, then he can create his blog on his own within 15 minutes,.Not only blogs can be created using wordpress but we can do websites,etc ..Joomla is the best cms of all,it is user friendly and any non technical user can administer joomla....
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  • Profile picture of the author happy_martin
    Although WP has a lot of great plugins I personally use if for sites I don't plan to expand much once they launch.

    I consider WP a blog platform foremost. Certainly with the right extensions and tweaks you can create nice static sites too but WP was never really designed for that and i find using it for non-blog sites always takes more work than it should.

    I probably don't approach website creation very professionally but generally I prefer Joomla because, after a few weeks of launching the site I always think of some new feature I want to add and I can pretty-much always find a component in Joomla that does what i need.

    Joomla definitely has a steeper learning curve though and some of the backend features still frustrate me but, now I'm very experienced with it and can knock up a feature-rich Joomla website in a few hours.
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    WP all the way. Easy, fast, SEO friendly and a big community.
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  • Profile picture of the author arvindwilliam
    I think Joomla is having almost all the equipment and is very easy to maintain in good and efficient plug-in can make any site.
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    • Profile picture of the author signity
      Wordpress is very simple and easy platform and tasks are extremely easy to accomplish. You can also find that WordPress is very SEO friendly and can become a very effective CMS tool, not just a blogging platform, if you make a few adjustments to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author FabianSmith
    I have used Wordpress alot and feel very comfortable with it, but I am considering using Joomla for a new article submission website and wondering if anyone has had any experience using Joomla and wordpress and what would be the best one in your opinion to use.

    I am comfortable with customizing Wordpress for more than blogging, have done so many times, but am afraid it may not be the best CMS for and article submission site - It could be done with Wordpress - but that doesn't make it the best...

    Is it worth learning how to use something totally new to me (Joomla) or going with what I already know although it may not be the best thing....

    Any experience from anyone who has used both Joomla and Wordpress is appreciated.

    Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author fire_fighter
    I used both, for a simple website (eg. 5 pages with 1 nav bar) I use WP,
    but for more complicated web (eg. user login, shopping cart, many sub-articles) I'll used Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author smakioday
    I love to use WordPress, I find that not only the themes but the ease of use and the end results give me the one two punch that I look for. There is a reason why so many people use it and it is not because of the me-too factor. Give it a go and you will see for yourself. You have nothing to lose so dive right in.
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  • Profile picture of the author massivemarketing
    For me its Joomla all the way even for simple sites. The amount of customization you can do is endless to the extent that you can purchase a template, customize it and you'll end up with a world class website that looks completely original. But the biggest reason I stick to Joomla is that you get future proofing. I've created Word Press websites for clients in the past who later on ask for additional functionality and quickly hit a brick wall. If you want a solid foundation, stick with Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author gordi555
    I've used them both a number of times. But for some reason I just think WordPress is better because of the larger community behind it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big_0n3
    I will go with wordpress for a personal blog and with joomla for an online store or a bigger site.
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  • Profile picture of the author googlelink
    i'm using wordpress , it's best CMS in world i think, joomla is good on design
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  • Profile picture of the author majurski
    Both cms have their pros and cons, I use both.
    WP is much more easy to maintain.
    Both can be transformed in unique shops, portals, or forums.
    I will suggest WP for just blog.
    I will suggest Joomla for firm site.
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  • Profile picture of the author russjam
    You can use any of them. They are all excellent!
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    WordPress is the best option for website or blog
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  • Profile picture of the author caspial22
    For a blog use Wordpress. For a regular non blog website use Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonthewebmaster
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    Originally Posted by monsur View Post

    Dear friends,

    May you please share your opinion on wordpress and joomla?
    Which do you like most and why?

    Thanking you
    Monsur

    This same questions has been posted at least 50 times in the past... I have personally commented on this many times...

    why don't people use the search function before posting such a common question???
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  • Profile picture of the author moonheart
    I start CMS from wordpress and WP is very good to learn php and CMS for begineer, but after start working with joomla it come in mind that Joomla is father of wordpress. You will get lots of new things when you start work in joomla. Joomla is much more complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeachCoding
    It depends, for a blog Wordpress hands down. For a bigger website where more customized things need to happen (billing, social networking, scheduling, business directories, etc) I would go with Joomla 1.5 or 1.6
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  • Profile picture of the author webtwilight
    I would say that Wordpress is by far the most user friendly CMS program out there. It made my life so much easier, making sites and updating content makes it so much fun and quick.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaneSebastion
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    Hey there,

    New to WordPress, so I have a newbie question regarding the set up of WordPress;

    What are the advantages of setting up WordPress in either the root or in a blog file?

    Regards

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    wordpress is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    I also vote for Wordpress but of course it depends on what you want to achive. Wordpress is better because you have a lot of options an functionalities that you can easily add.
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  • Profile picture of the author bijutoha
    I have to pay my attention in WP. Because now a days it is one of the most nice neighbor for SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author ekta434vxcgdyu
    I think Wordpress is easy as compare to Joomla .
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    • Profile picture of the author ekta434vxcgdyu
      I think Wordpress is easy as compare to Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adamlee123
    Hello good question. Its totally depend on your website . If you want to make blog or static or non-business website no then I prefer wordpress for you. I you want to make ecommerce website. Then use Joomla CMS. Because Joomla have strong ecommerce features. Hope you will enjoy it.
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