WordPress Or Joomla!!

by Ashish Poonia Banned
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Hi,Friends I am going to create a blog.
Which platform should i use..Joomla or wordpress.
Suggestions plz!

Edit: Which is the best wordpress theme for CPA offers?
#joomla #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    I personally prefer Wordpress just because it seems most people create themes and plugins for Wordpress. Just look at the WSO section, everything created is for WP, you never see any Joomla things.

    If you don't plan on using many plugins, or you are going to customize your own theme, you can certainly consider Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author Morten V
    I say use WP, it's easy to use and there is tons of free themes and plugins out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ashish Poonia
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      Originally Posted by quadxnet View Post

      I personally prefer Wordpress just because it seems most people create themes and plugins for Wordpress. Just look at the WSO section, everything created is for WP, you never see any Joomla things.

      If you don't plan on using many plugins, or you are going to customize your own theme, you can certainly consider Joomla.
      Originally Posted by MortenV View Post

      I say use WP, it's easy to use and there is tons of free themes and plugins out there.
      Which one is simple to manage?
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      • Profile picture of the author j40u
        wp is easy to use and is one of the fastest growing platforms where it used to only be for blogging you can almost do anything with it now
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    Hey Ashish,

    I've used Wordpress and Drupal in the past.

    Personally, I find that the vast majority of internet marketing related items seem to be released for wordpress in particular. I haven't tried Joomla, but I imagine it's in the same boat as Drupal - it's neat, but the support just isn't there.

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author wAvision
    i use wordpress, have never tried joomla...wordpress does practically anything you need to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikey9001
    WP is so easy, so i would say WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author HappyLuke
    wordpress. i've used both and wont use joombla again
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    • Profile picture of the author harrydog
      I Have a Joomla site and several wordpress sites. By far the easiest is wordpress by a country mile. Joomla just confuses me and I dont find it user friendly at all. I know some developers like it as I think you can actually do some nifty things with it but for most sites wordpress is better.
      there are way more plugins and much more support for wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayhew
      Originally Posted by HappyLuke View Post

      wordpress. i've used both and wont use joombla again
      WP is too simple and easy to optimize not to use. IMHO.
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      • Originally Posted by Michael Mayhew View Post

        WP is too simple and easy to optimize not to use. IMHO.
        Totally true too -- WP is designed to be SEO friendly. Easier to get ranked in search engines.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Wordpress. So simple
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashish Poonia
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    Thanks to you all.
    Choosed wordpress!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Morten V
      Originally Posted by Ashish Poonia View Post

      Thanks to you all.
      Choosed wordpress!!
      Good choice, don't be afraid to ask questions! But before you do, do a quick search because there is a lot of topics regarding WP on this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ray Wilson
    Yes, WordPress all the way, because it has so much more different features and capabilities available.

    Every IM'er uses it and I recommend you do the same. And, of course, you need to host your own domain name, because it's your business, not someone else's.

    -Ray
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  • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
    If you are going to use WP please make sure you have the latest version installed and make sure you review the plugins you installed to make sure there aren't security issues. Hate to see you here a week from now telling us your site has been hacked.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ashish Poonia
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      Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

      If you are going to use WP please make sure you have the latest version installed and make sure you review the plugins you installed to make sure there aren't security issues. Hate to see you here a week from now telling us your site has been hacked.
      Thanks,I will take care of this!
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  • I started with Joomla about 4-5 years ago and built a couple sites in it. I didn't like WP at the time, but they were on v.2.8 or something.

    By the time 3.0 came around, they were making some huge changes. Now, the functionality and ease of use are AWESOME. Menus are drag and drop. The ability to change and edit things, even after publishing, are awesome.

    And the plugin choices and capabilities are endless. Any time I need something -- a quiz/survey, a nice-looking CSS-styled table, a video player, a completely custom form, etc...it's always about 3 clicks away and I've found it.

    There are a few things that Joomla can do now WP can't without some major mod's, but they're for much larger-scale sites that 99% of us don't need. If you're just building websites, blogs, review sites, or squeeze and sales pages, it's Wordpress, 100%.

    (BTW, if you're looking for a great theme to build squeeze and sales pages, membership sites, and more, go with OptimizePress. $97, unlimited use.)

    Oh and SillySoft made a good point about using the most recent version for security reasons. You also want to make sure, if you're installing through cPanel, that you go with the Fantastico installer (or install it yourself). The cPanel in Hostgator offers a "QuickInstall;" it's a bit easier to use, but since you can only create the default Username of "admin," you're leaving a back door open for hackers who are looking for an "admin" username.

    Let me know if I can help with anything. I do love me some Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author James B
    Go with wordpress, like everyone has mentioned. You should have more flexibility with widgets and other things to change your website appearance.
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  • Profile picture of the author micksss
    I've created two websites in Joomla and find it to be frustrating and not easy to use. WordPress is so much easier to use in general and to make modifications to theme code.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    Here is a good post to read if you're considering going with Joomla, Drupal or Wordpress (sneak preview: he hates Joomla)

    Drupal vs Joomla vs Wordpress: An Experienced Developer's Perspective
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    • Profile picture of the author zaco
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      Here is a good post to read if you're considering going with Joomla, Drupal or Wordpress (sneak preview: he hates Joomla)

      Drupal vs Joomla vs Wordpress: An Experienced Developer's Perspective
      lol he doesn't know anything about Joomla...I won't using anything else except Joomla! once u understand the structure then you are good to go..it is way more secured than wordpress
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      Here is a good post to read if you're considering going with Joomla, Drupal or Wordpress (sneak preview: he hates Joomla)

      Drupal vs Joomla vs Wordpress: An Experienced Developer's Perspective
      That was a really good review of the three systems and he didn't hold anything back on any of them. And Joomla does indeed suck.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterscope
    Joomla in the HOUSE. Joomla is just easier in my opinion. The content is layed out nice and easy to navigate. There is every plugin under the sun and it's very stable. I use version 1.5 on all my sites it's my preferred version.
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  • Profile picture of the author probo
    Joomla is more for cooperate. I have been using it for 5 years now.
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  • Profile picture of the author stefan57
    I tested both and now I use WP only
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  • Profile picture of the author alokhost
    my suggestion only WordPress...

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  • Profile picture of the author RoyCTP
    If you are just offering CPA offers and some content then it would be best to use WordPress. Joomla is more for people who want a corporate type site, or who know php themselves and want to experiment. I find Joomla a pain to work with. Don't rule out Drupal though! They are gaining ground on WordPress every day, and while a tad more complicated, they are a really great platform to use and extend.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
    Joomla is far too confusing in comparison to Wordpress. Wordpress is much better for the average-professional style blogger! It has an amazing community to help you with anything from plugins to themes to code.
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  • Profile picture of the author technomatters
    Wordpress is simple. Joomla is good but you need some training on it to create pages, linking pages to menu to display in website.

    WP did everything for you to start.

    All the best
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDuffo
    Jooml! just Joomla.
    I have nothing bad to say about Wordpress.)))
    But i like Joomla more. Joomla is too simple and easy. IMHO
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  • I suggest you go with WP 100%.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDuffo
    why is everyone suggest just WP.
    I'm starting to think may be to move on Wp!?
    just tell me pls, WP is real so good how everyone talk about it !?))
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    • Profile picture of the author Ashera
      Originally Posted by DanielDuffo View Post

      why is everyone suggest just WP.
      I'm starting to think may be to move on Wp!?
      just tell me pls, WP is real so good how everyone talk about it !?))
      Daniel its just very easy to manage, user friendly, tons of support, and SEO friendly at its core.
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    • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
      Originally Posted by DanielDuffo View Post

      why is everyone suggest just WP.
      Because they have never tried any other CMS or learned HTML. They don't know any better

      If you ask me, those that never use any other CSM should NOT be allowed to post in a 'comparison' type thread because they don't have anything to compare...

      Originally Posted by DanielDuffo View Post

      I'm starting to think may be to move on Wp!?
      Just because everyone else is doing it - you shouldn't. If you have better reasons to move, go ahead. But never follow the herd just because "everbody else is doing it".


      Originally Posted by DanielDuffo View Post

      just tell me pls, WP is real so good how everyone talk about it !?))
      It is good - although it always depends what type of site(s) you have and what are the goals you want/have to achieve with the sites.
      For some tasks WP is excellent.
      For other tasks it's a so-so solution.
      And there are tasks where WP is definitely the worst idea one can come up with.
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      • Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

        Because they have never tried any other CMS or learned HTML. They don't know any better

        If you ask me, those that never use any other CSM should NOT be allowed to post in a 'comparison' type thread because they don't have anything to compare...
        I learned HTML in 1996 and have built many sites by hand. I also have built several sites in Joomla.

        Among those solutions, Wordpress has been the clear winner for me. It's not just because it's "what everyone is using."

        It would be helpful if you didn't lump everyone under one umbrella. No, Wordpress isn't a one size fits all solution for everything. But nothing is.

        There are tons of reasons why it's so popular...not just because it IS popular.
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        • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
          Originally Posted by CourageIncorporated View Post

          I learned HTML in 1996 and have built many sites by hand. I also have built several sites in Joomla.

          Among those solutions, Wordpress has been the clear winner for me. It's not just because it's "what everyone is using."

          It would be helpful if you didn't lump everyone under one umbrella.
          1. You are NOT under that one umbrella of ignorant IMers who don't know HTML and didn't ever try other CMS than WP.

          2. That's why you are welcome to give an educated answer to the OP question: because you have experience with more than one CMS/website building method.

          3. Obviously, #1 and #2 cannot be said about a lot of people posting in similar (WP vs. Joomla vs. Drupal vs. anything else) threads, so I will repeat it for you: if someone used ONLY ONE CMS... their opinion in this comparison has null value; as in ZERO.

          If you ate only one kind of food your whole life - you are not eligible to cast an opinion when it comes comparing different food types! You still can love it but your opinion regarding food that you have never tasted it's just BS post number increasing garbage

          ["you" here is the proverbial general subject - nothing personal!]
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          • Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

            1. You are NOT under that one umbrella of ignorant IMers who don't know HTML and didn't ever try other CMS than WP.

            2. That's why you are welcome to give an educated answer to the OP question: because you have experience with more than one CMS/website building method.

            3. Obviously, #1 and #2 cannot be said about a lot of people posting in similar (WP vs. Joomla vs. Drupal vs. anything else) threads, so I will repeat it for you: if someone used ONLY ONE CMS... their opinion in this comparison has null value; as in ZERO.

            If you ate only one kind of food your whole life - you are not eligible to cast an opinion when it comes comparing different food types! You still can love it but your opinion regarding food that you have never tasted it's just BS post number increasing garbage

            ["you" here is the proverbial general subject - nothing personal!]
            It's cool, man. Just didn't feel like the generalization was necessarily accurate.

            And that said -- you're right. It IS best to try different systems, CMSs, site-building tools, and pick the best one for you.

            Are there others that you would recommend? I've been reading some good things about Drupal's progress lately.
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            • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
              Originally Posted by CourageIncorporated View Post

              It's cool, man. Just didn't feel like the generalization was necessarily accurate.
              Just look above your post, please. When you have to deal (=delete, clean up) 43 such "intelligent" posts, you'd also be more inclined to generalize. This one was left there as an example to learn from.
              - first post
              - not adding anything of value to the thread
              - stating urban myth without factual basis
              - too short to take into consideration
              - most likely a precursor of coming spam posts

              Originally Posted by CourageIncorporated View Post

              Are there others that you would recommend? I've been reading some good things about Drupal's progress lately.
              I don't recommend even WP - I just know how and when to use it.

              Years ago I discovered a nice little tool: at that time it boasted to be a one-file CMS (and it was!). It grew since then but it's still a good alternative for developers - I've made small sites for my friends with it: sNews.
              sNews - Lightweight Content Management System
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    Wordpress anytime man.Lots of themes and easy to setup
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  • Profile picture of the author laxmankafle
    i choose wordpress,,, easy to use also.
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    WP for me, highly customisable and so easy to use!
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    • Profile picture of the author All Night Cafe
      We had a couple of clients last year that had Joomla.

      So we had to learn how to use it. It took us 5 months to
      get them to change to Wordpress. The lady in our office
      told us it was harder for her to make changes.

      She wanted to show one one of them how much
      easier it waqs to use Wordpress. Brough owner in
      and he understood right away.

      He called his friend and both let us manage the sites
      now with Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielDuffo
    Originally Posted by Ashera View Post

    Daniel its just very easy to manage, user friendly, tons of support, and SEO friendly at its core.
    Thank you)))!

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    You said all right)
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  • Profile picture of the author romika
    Wordpress is good as compare to joomla [user End]
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    If you want a simple website or a blog, you can use WP, but if you want to built a powerful website you should choosee Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denyros
    Originally Posted by Ashish Poonia View Post

    Hi,Friends I am going to create a blog.
    Which platform should i use..Joomla or wordpress.
    Suggestions plz!

    Edit: Which is the best wordpress theme for CPA offers?
    Advice for you, you should use wordpress because almost all the existing tools and plugin designed to support wordpress, very few are prepared to support joomlah
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  • Profile picture of the author carolynross09
    wordpress is easy to use...
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  • Profile picture of the author bangzenk
    Joomla is a mighty and very user valid teach management system (CMS). It can rightly be called an commence source solution that can be easily extinct by everyone who needs it for building websites and web applications.

    For sure, if you want to build online store I strongly recommend using Joomla, but if you have plan to use for a blog, I prefer to use wordpress platform
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  • Profile picture of the author igl0w
    if u want to be a bit original go joomla
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  • Profile picture of the author hndsign
    Wordpress is the best choice for your CPA. its simple to use. if you want to build website with complex function and menu, joomla is the best choice. I Usually using joomla for online shop, business website, educational website or company profile
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    Wordpress is the easiest option....I like easy.

    Good luck with your choice.

    cheers

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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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    Both are easy and better open source content management system.
    Anyway if you want to get easiest one, go with WordPress first.
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  • Profile picture of the author dallas2g5
    Wordpress without a doubt
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  • Profile picture of the author JeromyS
    Wordpress all the way for sure! So much easier than Joomla. There are a ton of themes out there. Not sure about cpa, havent really done much of that. None the less, I would look at premium themes as I find they are 'cleaner' and often loaded with additional features.
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  • Profile picture of the author christinejones
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    Wordpress is excellent to use when creating a blog, but it can be configured to work in many other interesting ways as well. Wordpress is more for end-users but Joomla is friendly for all types of users - designers, developers and webmasters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azzi
    For me, Joomla has more customization options. Wordpress is getting redundant- the design options are limited
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  • Profile picture of the author Dougie Fisher
    In the past I would have gone with Joomla every time. However the last couple of Wordpress releases have really impressed me. Also when you take into account the sheer number of themes and plugins available it's hard to argue against Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author robredo
    Neither WordPress nor Joomla for a serious project - here you need a custom CMS. For a small one - they both have their pros and cons.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbitsol
    I am currently using word press and its great it got many guides, tutorials, plugins, themes and its user friendly so my suggestion is to go with word press.
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  • Profile picture of the author crork
    i prefer wordpress. it is simple and have many useful tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmrumii
    I think you should use WP. It is easy to use
    This is the better for you.
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    according to me Joomla is best.
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