Which platform is better, Wordpress or Joomla or others?

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Okay so different programmers tell me different things.

i want to hear the ground on what u guys think is better and why.

Wordpress and joomla or others.


If you think it has more to do with the reason for your site like the functionality and features then pls state the differences in details for everyone.
#joomla #platform #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author OO
    WordPress for SEO because it is the most friendly to those of us technically unsavvy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by OO View Post

      WordPress for SEO because it is the most friendly to those of us technically unsavvy.
      yes that is what i heard too.
      =)

      thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Dinistreniad
    Wordpress if you want an easy almost turnkey solution, Drupal if you want to get your hands dirty and build "real" sites instead of Lego ones.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Originally Posted by Dinistreniad View Post

      Wordpress if you want an easy almost turnkey solution, Drupal if you want to get your hands dirty and build "real" sites instead of Lego ones.
      oh i heard that actually drupal is the worst.
      haha
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    WordPress definitely, I can't even think of something I would use Joomla for instead of WordPress...
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  • Profile picture of the author Absolute Logo
    I prefer Joomla, I think the extensions for it are better.
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  • Profile picture of the author easymentor
    After using Joomla for several years for most of my own (and client) sites, I now prefer to use WordPress. The main reason is ease of use, not only for my clients (who are absolutely NOT tech-savvy), but also the speed with which I can implement things are a lot faster with WP. Plus SEO is far superior.

    The WP developers/community have a whole different outlook to site structure and optimization than the Joomla guys. As I mentioned, Joomla used to be great (imho), but WP has taken over and, I believe, continue to do so for years to come.

    All the best
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    P.S. - If you like the techie stuff, it's also possible to use WP on that level and create some outstanding sites (as you can in Joomla).
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    It's a "newbieee" question... therefore there is no real answer to it.

    It's a matter of personal taste and preferences and/or familiarity with one of the tools.

    Furthermore, other people's experience and choices will not save you from making your own decisions.
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  • Profile picture of the author amilajoy
    Wordpress is my first choice as it has great support and huge community. Drupal is the second one and I personally don't like joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author choyax
    I been building sites for a couple of years and if you want to get ranked in the search engines. Wordpress is the answer
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  • Profile picture of the author Kruciall
    I'm as noob as they come, and I really enjoy the ease of Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Repfixer
    Like all things it really depends on the application. The difference between WordPress and Joomla is that Joomla is a portal- or community type site while WordPress is a blog. In my opinion WordPress is best.
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  • Profile picture of the author madyguru
    Wordpress is an awesome platform. It provides fast and easy way to access whatever you want to change or alter in your site
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  • Profile picture of the author mvirtual
    All of them are just tools. It is YOU, who will make them good or bad tool. I built a lot of websites in the past using Joomla, Wordpress, Xsitepro, Microsoft Front Page and some other website building software.

    I personally like Wordpress because I am using it for last year and half and it is very easy to use once you get familiar with. All other tools I used in the past are also good, but at one point I decided that I will use Wordpress to build all of my sites. I never regret it. I become a master and today I can build advanced sites in very short amount of time.

    All of the above tools are great and you have to decide which one you will use and then stick with it and learn as much as you can.
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  • Unless you have reason to build an exceptionally COMPLICATED site (which most in IM will rarely, if ever, need!) then Wordpress is the answer for most. Why?

    You or your clients will be able to understand it quickly and easily with just a couple simple and quick lessons, which can be found on youtube and other places. Plus the Wordpress codex documentation is far superior to that of other CMS, and the wordpress.org forum is fairly responsive and doesn't have that "n00bs are for abusing" attitude that some open source software forums get after a community has "aged". The plugins allow you to do most, if not all, you'll ever need to do for most IM sites. One caveat is that adding too many plugins sometimes creates conflicts, so try not to overload your sites.

    And for SEO Wordpress kicks serious butt. That right there is the number one reason many people use it.

    I've used Joomla and Drupal, as well as much of the shopping cart software and created skins for all of them pretty easily.

    My feeling is that Drupal is the better of the two, BUT . . . every time I go to actually USE the dang cms I remember why I don't use it. Obscure and jargon laden documentation and just way too complicated! Joomla is actually easier in that regard, and creating a site is fairly straightforward, but I've had things go horribly wrong with Joomla sites by adding some of the module and add-on functionality. Though there are some helpful people on the Joomla forum, this is one of those communities where getting a helpful answer without knowing the jargon is sometimes impossible. The Drupal community seems more helpful in general, but the amount of jargon surrounding that program would fill a book the size of Webster's Unabridged! And with both Joomla and Drupal forums, if you don't know the jargon, it's hard to ask the question. It's also common to get the answer "Did you use the forum search first?" which is sometimes hard to do and get a meaningful answer without the aforementioned jargon dictionary!
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  • Profile picture of the author EricHall
    I use wordprss for most sites. It has everything I need to make a great site!
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  • Profile picture of the author joomadvisor
    It's not the tool that matters; its what you make of it. Joomla and Wordpress both have their strong points but you dont use a tool just because its got so many features.
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    • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
      Originally Posted by Newbieee View Post

      oh i heard that actually drupal is the worst.
      haha
      Drupal is the safest, most dependable and complete CMS there is.

      Joomla, is far better and easier in terms of flexibility compared to Wordpress.

      Wordpress is great for those who do not have time to learn real web design or code, or anything like that.

      As far as SEO goes, none of these CMS's are going to get you anywhere if you don't know what you're doing.

      In terms of selling web design services.. Magento sites > Drupal > Joomla > Wordpress. Wordpress sites are generally the cheapest. If you want to make some money, typically the higher quality clients will want higher quality sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
      Oh i didnt watch this thread for a while and so many comments. lol great..
      thanks for all the input.


      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      It's a "newbieee" question... therefore there is no real answer to it.

      It's a matter of personal taste and preferences and/or familiarity with one of the tools.

      Furthermore, other people's experience and choices will not save you from making your own decisions.
      haha ya, my ID is newbieee lol.

      and yes i agree with you and most of the statement above, it really depends, but i just want to hear peoples views and experience.
      That was the purpose.

      Like books and talk shows that have title that goes something like "Which is better, A or B?" and at the end of the show it doesnt give u a definite answer, its more of just telling u both sides of the details and people having experience with A and B.

      The final choice is still the user.


      ANyway, thanks for dropping by!
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  • Profile picture of the author angelseo
    I prefer for wordpress..But Joomla is also not bad..
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  • Profile picture of the author watson88
    I prefer wordpress because of its easy usability.
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  • Profile picture of the author blogfreakz
    For me I voted out for wordpres because of it's ease of use much like of blogspot and it's really popular
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  • Profile picture of the author envisionit2011
    My vote is for Wordpress, basically for the functionality and user-friendliness.
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  • Profile picture of the author shauncroun
    WordPress is simple enough for beginners, when you need time to explore the concept of the CMS JOOMLA. Therefore, it is very difficult to compare the JOOMLA and WordPress. If you do not know the best way is to control things at the same time, testing, installation, and then decide what is best for your site. Whether you choose to use the system, which is a good support.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardnova
    There are many alternatives. I myself have tried a wide variety of titles including WP, Simple Machines, Xoop, Joomla and many more before finally switching all my sites to the SoNET Web Engine (for which I am now an Evangelist). For starters, there is a free version and it comes with everything you need to generate websites or/and create a social network. It is fast, works for us MS Windows Server types and the price is right.
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    • Profile picture of the author ester99
      If you are a begginer and dont want to do much labour then go for wordpress...
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      • Profile picture of the author ethel51
        Go for wordpress it better than other ..
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  • Profile picture of the author ernestrategos
    I prefer Wordpress, BUT anybody who knows what he's doing can go with anything, whatever works for you according to the path you want to follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattSchoenherr
    For ease of use, SEO-friendliness, go for WordPress.
    For a larger, more powerful site requiring extended functionality, go for Joomla.
    Stay away from Drupal if you're not a programmer.

    I've used Joomla for YEARS and have only really been getting into WordPress in the past year. I'm quickly beginning to like WordPress a lot. For my web clients, the learning curve is MUCH shorter with WordPress than Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author network606
    I think, Joomla! because it has wide range of extensions, components and templates easily available.
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  • Profile picture of the author Vibes
    WordPress is the way to go..for beginners... and get headway theme framework as it is really user friendly

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author alixwijaya
    Since I became a blogger
    I am a Wordpress addict

    Originally Posted by ernestrategos View Post

    I prefer Wordpress, BUT anybody who knows what he's doing can go with anything, whatever works for you according to the path you want to follow.
    Agree,
    Follow your heart
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  • Profile picture of the author Menderes
    My vote is for Wordpress, basically for the functionality and user-friendliness.
    I think Wordpress too!
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  • Profile picture of the author ricrodrigo
    I vote for wordpress. It's very user friendly. I learned to used it without any book, without any experience in website designing. And lots of plugins. I love it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MirInfotech
    Depends actually but i think the easiest to learn is WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author cassiegetty
    Wordpress is one of the most popular blogging platforms and it works best in SEO
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  • Profile picture of the author brandonschultz
    wordpress for ease of use and SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM-software
    Hi,

    It really depends on what you intend to do.
    There is a recent thread about that in the programming forum, where I mentioned links pointing at lists and benchmarks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Seleyna
    hands down, Wordpress user friendly, a bit technical for a non-programmer, but doable
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkie
    it depends on your website requirements...
    i prefer Joomla and its powerfull template..
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by maz07 View Post

      I never try the others but ...
      If you never tried - then you don't know which is the best. And if you don't know, why are you posting?
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  • Profile picture of the author lindsayp123
    I haven't really tried anything other than WordPress, but I found no reason to bother with alternatives, as WordPress was perfect for me; it is not too complicated, you can upload and edit the content and design easily, and there are plenty of features that you can control with true ease.

    To anyone who isn't a computer genius- I would certainly recommend WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author fhamed
    Every open source is good at it. You must be efficient to organized a website. I see wordpress is easy to use than Joomla and it has a lots of addons
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  • Profile picture of the author chintangurjar
    Wordpress is used most for SEO purpose because its coder + user friendly.where security of joomla is very good and in most of the company joomla is used.
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  • Profile picture of the author ascensionmedia
    Wordpress for small sites, definitely Joomla for more complex ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author idlaw
    wordpress for me. Its seo friendly and easy to use
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    hi wordpress is best
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