Which is better wordpress, weebly or joomla?

by markmatthews 50 replies
Hi guys,

I'm a newbie and most of my friend would recommend wordpress but I don't know where to start since there is weebly and joomla.

I need your perspective guys.

Thanks
#website design #joomla #weebly #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author bosspulsa
    I Think Wordpress is the best for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author m4dcoder
    Definitely wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    Wordpress is the famous one and it is very much user friendly. Also they have a huge database for plugins.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMnetrepreneur
    definitely wordpress. or try blogspot
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  • Profile picture of the author avi m
    Hi,
    I started with Weebly and later on moved to Wordpress,
    I recommend that you go with Wordpress it just more options,
    much more themes!! and lots of plugins that can benefits your sites,
    Once you learn how to install it and use it it's more easy to use different
    Themes and plugins for different site niches and categories,

    Hope this helps,
    Avi
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  • Profile picture of the author OldLodgeSkins
    Hi,

    It entirely depends on your needs and on which one you feel the most comfortable with. I know I don't like WordPress at all and won't waste a minute with it, others think just the opposite... I guess if you want to make up your mind, you need to give them all a try.
    Also, I don't know Weebly but don't listen to people telling you WordPress is better than the other CMS because it has more plug-ins and templates... That's just not true, have a look at Joomla's extensions directory and you'll see they both offer a lot of stuff : http://extensions.joomla.org/

    Seb.
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  • Profile picture of the author betterwtveter
    Wordpress all the way and it is totally easier to navigate in my opinion
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  • Profile picture of the author soniamit
    WordPress is best choice.... Must use this one.

    Perfect CMS
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Originally Posted by markmatthews View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm a newbie and most of my friend would recommend wordpress but I don't know where to start since there is weebly and joomla.

    I need your perspective guys.

    Thanks
    Useless question. Unless everybody knows exactly WHAT KIND of website you are planning... all the advice replies (except Seb) are complete crap.

    Being ready starts with knowing what question to ask...

    Until the OP returns and gives a detailed explanation of what he needs - all the nonsense advice will be deleted. You were warned...
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    • Profile picture of the author avi m
      Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

      Useless question. Unless everybody knows exactly WHAT KIND of website you are planning... all the advice replies (except Seb) are complete crap.

      Being ready starts with knowing what question to ask...

      Until the OP returns and gives a detailed explanation of what he needs - all the nonsense advice will be deleted. You were warned...
      Hi Istvan,

      I disagree with you, I don't think that a newbie must decide right now
      exactly WHAT KIND of website he is planning! maybe he didn't decide yet!
      and he wants just to practice in bulding sites, why should he waste his time in weebly just to find out that for instance he can't build a classified ads site or A job listing site. So why not advice him to start
      with the most options platform he can get ,everyone with his own opinions.

      Regards,
      Avi
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by avi m View Post

        Hi Istvan,

        I disagree with you, I don't think that a newbie must decide right now
        exactly WHAT KIND of website he is planning! maybe he didn't decide yet!
        and he wants just to practice in bulding sites, why should he waste his time in weebly just to find out that for instance he can't build a classified ads site or A job listing site. So why not advice him to start
        with the most options platform he can get ,everyone with his own opinions.

        Regards,
        Avi
        Normally, I would just delete your post but, hopefully, my reply will teach others, too, how and what to post.

        1. If the OP, or anybody for that matter, doesn't know what kind of website they need - they don't need a website.

        2. If he just wants to practice, then instead of asking useless, nonsense questions here, he should spend time experimenting and learning the different web site building tools. That's what practice means: working with the tools instead of asking questions here!

        3. I am tired to correct every ignorant Internet Marketer when they pimp around their superficial knowledge of WordPress: since most of them have never seen anything else in their online life than WP... they think WP is the best tool for anything. It is not.

        4. Now move on.
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        • Profile picture of the author avi m
          Not everyone have the time to spend on experimenting and learning the different web site building tools!that's why they ask for advice in this forum so they can learn from the experience of those who done it and avoid their mistakes!
          P.S. Yes you are the moderator and you can say whatever you want but Can you show more respect to the Warrior Forum members?Can you avoid using these kind of words:..." I am tired to correct every ignorant Internet Marketer" and
          "Now move on." You know that no warrior can say that kinds of words against you so
          It will be more ethical not to use them.
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          • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
            Originally Posted by avi m View Post

            no warrior can say that kinds of words against you
            <cough>
            They can and they already did - whenever I posted something stoopid
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            • Profile picture of the author avi m
              Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

              <cough>
              They can and they already did - whenever I posted something stoopid
              It's great to know that it's possible

              Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Which is better wordpress, weebly or joomla?
    Which is better?
    • School bus
    • Dump truck
    • Motorcycle

    What do you need to do?
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    • Profile picture of the author gcampton
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Which is better?
      • School bus
      • Dump truck
      • Motorcycle

      What do you need to do?
      This ^^


      But if you want opinions then I'll chuck in my preference. I tested Joomla, Drupal, WordPress pretty extensively before deciding on one. Actually I wasted 6 months learning Joomla and Drupal and then tried WordPress and was blown away by the amount of users and good free code.

      Therein lies the problem, Sure Joomla/Drupal/Weebly (I haven't touched Weebs) might be good platforms but I know they only have around half a million users each whereas WordPress has 6+ million.

      This means, stronger developers, better plugins, better shopping carts, better membership sites, better social platforms, better everything....

      Choice is logical.
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  • Profile picture of the author XeBii
    WordPress for sure
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  • Profile picture of the author muddywaters
    Wordpress works really well for me. You can do a lot of things and integrate stuff into it. You can actually setup a webpage in less than an hour with it. Considering you know how to though. But the good news is that its got tutorials so I guess you could start from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author LocoDice
    After spending significant time with both - Wordpress wins for me. The whole system seems a lot more logical to work with in general.
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  • Profile picture of the author tanveerhabib
    Wordpress is the better from the three. i my self use wordpress and i am fond of this software.
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  • Profile picture of the author glavilla
    When we use it for blogging I will go for WordPress but if we talk about internet marketing, e-commerce I will go for Joomla because it is proven to easy generate money.
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  • Profile picture of the author matriscript4u
    in my suggestion.. wordpress and weebly are best...

    in weebly there are easy option to select images, video, audio, text etc... i like that..
    but dont know much about wordpress.. how to design our blog...

    can any one help me.

    i have created my own blog on weebly : matrimonialscript4u.weebly.com

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author redexclub
    Originally Posted by markmatthews View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm a newbie and most of my friend would recommend wordpress but I don't know where to start since there is weebly and joomla.

    I need your perspective guys.

    Thanks
    wordpress will be good for you. It is very much user friendly and they have a huge plugin database.. you can install for free.

    Let me know if you need help for it.

    Also feel free to ask me if you need a free wordpress theme
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    • Profile picture of the author kimberlly10
      For me "WordPress" is best..........
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      • Profile picture of the author Allen Lundy
        Wordpress is MY platform of choice. I've never tried Weebly, and I really didn't like Joomla as much.

        Being a newbie, why not learn about blogging and such by setting up your first blog as a FREE blog on either Blogger.com or Wordpress.com

        I would personally recommend WordPress.com to start as this will give you the basics of what you will need once you decide on your CMS platform for future websites/blogs.

        As I stated, both are completely FREE and both will provide you with some knowledge of what is required should you or when you decide to build a real website/blog.

        I completely agree with Seb when it comes to choosing your CMS platform. What works for some may not work with others. He prefers Joomla and I prefer Wordpress. For us, we are BOTH correct, as we have different needs for our businesses.

        Basically, Until you know what you want to accomplish with a website, you will have difficulties choosing the best platform for you.

        So, try FREE first.

        While your learning, research, research and research. When you have enough information, download the CMS platform you plan on utilizing and then spend as much time learning and mastering it as you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author xunixan
    totally depends on what you wanna do, if you don't want to learn much weebly would probably be easier, whereas wordpress would require a bit more learning but gives you more flexibility and options in your design.
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  • Profile picture of the author impro42
    Originally Posted by markmatthews View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm a newbie and most of my friend would recommend wordpress but I don't know where to start since there is weebly and joomla.

    I need your perspective guys.

    Thanks
    Everyone else is saying the same thing, but for a beginner wordpress is the way to go it's very easy to learn and there is a plugin for everything
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  • Profile picture of the author nancyfromafrica
    i have used both wordpress and joomla, in my opinion wordpress has more flexibility and expandability than joomla
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  • Profile picture of the author carleywatson
    i am working on joomla CMS or making website according client requirement. in my experience, joomla is the best CMS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blakos
    Wordpress FTW!
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  • Profile picture of the author werthj
    I agree about some of the benefits of WordPress, but one also has to consider other requirements. For a business website, I would recommend vflyer.com. It has excellent customer support, hosting, templates and content management system.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Kapo
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    Wordpress it is easy to use and has a lot of plugins. Joomla is more powerful and a little difficult. The ultimate choice is drupal.... for advanced users only...
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  • Profile picture of the author George Stevens
    I think Wordpress is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author cgimaster
    Joomla is very noob friendly however I prefer wordpress as a developer, perhaps because I've used it more then any other CMS and got used to it, besides that I usually use a framework called symfony to make my own sites and stuff or do it from scratch depending on the situation/needs
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  • Profile picture of the author mediasme
    Most of my clients prefer to have their website developed using Wordpress. Wordpress is extensible, user-friendly especially to the average user, and most of all, it has wide and active support from the community of users.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhishekcis
    Originally Posted by markmatthews View Post

    Hi guys,

    I'm a newbie and most of my friend would recommend wordpress but I don't know where to start since there is weebly and joomla.

    I need your perspective guys.

    Thanks
    Wordpress is much easier for any newbies like you or for any advance level web development try Joomla, but dont go for weebly...weebly has its own limitations..
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  • Profile picture of the author DZainein
    @Mark,

    The best option moving forward is Weebly - because its kinda wysiwyg CMS and best of all its free!

    Once you have the experience, you can then move to WordPress, but customizing Weebly is far more easier than WP.

    Joomla has a difficult learning curve, it is less popular then WP - WP has its beginnings as a blogging software and Joomla was truly a CMS right from the start - but WP has over-taken Joomla, both in terms to user friendliness and features.

    There are several 'Frame-Works' for WP & Joomla, which help in creating or customizing websites, but you need to know HTML, CSS & basic PHP and of course, must have experience with loading sites and pointing domains.

    Hope this was helpful.

    Wishing you well.

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  • Profile picture of the author xubuntu69
    wordpress is very very fantastic !
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  • Profile picture of the author Mediworm
    Joomla is the best with so many flexible options! But it again depends what you are up to!
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    • Profile picture of the author abhishekcis
      Originally Posted by Mediworm View Post

      Joomla is the best with so many flexible options! But it again depends what you are up to!
      thats right...either go for Joomla or wordpress..but dont go for weebly....it sucks..lack of customization options..limited templates..cant install custom plugins & templates...
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  • Profile picture of the author max4web
    word press has no comparison with Weebly , wordpress is superlative in blogging.
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  • Profile picture of the author torrao
    Wordpress is easy and good for beginners and blog sites.
    Joomla is lit bit tough and is used for big websites like ecommerce etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author alexbardera
    Wordpress has the largest user base, community, theme/plugin marketplace, hosting support.

    After years of upgrade, it's lightweight and relatively simple to maintain and extend.

    The choice would have been less straightforward 4 or 5 years ago, but today, it's a no-brainer.

    Alex.

    PS/Disclaimer: I make wordpress themes, therefore my view is a biased, but still... the above is true. ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author bhmseoservices
    in a nutshell,Wordpress all the way!
    Why: Weebly is a free blog platform that doesn't offer anything!
    Joomla is complicated for no reason, 30 options for one button....

    You're better off with a simple interface and CMS friendly options, hence Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author SergioFelix
    Don't waste your time, go with wordpress.org and do it the hosted way... NOT wordpress.com!
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    • Profile picture of the author abhishekcis
      Originally Posted by SergioFelix View Post

      Don't waste your time, go with wordpress.org and do it the hosted way... NOT wordpress.com!
      Yeah that will give you more options for customizations...even you can run adsense on your website too.
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    The best of these 3 is Wordpress and the reasons are too many to write them here but anyway there are things like better SEO, better content management, many themes and plugins to choose from and many other features and options offered by Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteBegin
    Never use weebly. Completely useless, and you own literally none of the content - weebly does! As for WordPress v.s. Joomla, I'd say Wordpress. I would never recommend Joomla to a beginner - it's a very difficult CMS for even some "experts" (whatever that means) to use - it's even more-so difficult for a beginner.

    As others have said, head over to Wordpress.org and get cracking.
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  • Profile picture of the author imarkedy
    I have to say it depends on your needs. Weebly takes much less skill and if you aren't writing blog posts and just provide information about your business, it is more than enough. However, for more robust sites, Wordpress.org - hands down.

    I've also used Joomla and won't say it is better or worse than WP - it is all about your personal style and taste.
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