Goind to launch new site confused between joomla and wp

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Hello

i am going to launch new investment site, so confused abotu what to use for it.Should i go for joomla or should i go for wordpress?


Any suggestions plz?
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  • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
    Flip a coin to decide.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iluminada
    It depends on what you are good at , you should decide what would be easier for you if I have same problem i would recommend WP as i can code and modify it better
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    • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
      It all depends on what you are comfortable with. If you have experience with Joomla you might want to try that. If not WordPress is easier to set up and it will work ok without any customization, and customization is very easy to lears, or find people to customize for you at a reasonable price.
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      ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by Iluminada View Post

        It depends on what you are good at
        Originally Posted by RobinInTexas View Post

        It all depends on what you are comfortable with.
        Shouldn't it be something like: what is the best for the planned site; i.e. making the decision based on the general goals of the future site, on the specific goals, on the expected outcome; on the ways it should (or not) interact with the visitors... and stuff like that???

        The site owner's comfort zone is irrelevant.
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        • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
          Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

          Shouldn't it be something like: what is the best for the planned site; i.e. making the decision based on the general goals of the future site, on the specific goals, on the expected outcome; on the ways it should (or not) interact with the visitors... and stuff like that???

          The site owner's comfort zone is irrelevant.
          With all due respect I disagree. I could get a WordPress site up and fully customized in a couple of days. It would take me a couple of days to get a Joomla site barely functional and month or more to get it credibly customized and functional.
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          ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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        • Profile picture of the author Rollmodl
          Originally Posted by Istvan Horvath View Post

          Shouldn't it be something like: what is the best for the planned site; i.e. making the decision based on the general goals of the future site, on the specific goals, on the expected outcome; on the ways it should (or not) interact with the visitors... and stuff like that???

          The site owner's comfort zone is irrelevant.
          Agreed. I'm amazed at how many people choose a product not based on what functions, goals and features their site needs but on what's popular.

          Before you decide on a platform, plan out your site, what you want it to do and choose the CMS that will fulfill those needs. Because something is easier to use does not make it better. It only means that you may have to learn a little more to adapt.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnX
    WordPress - check out WordPress vs Joomla on Google.

    The developer community for WP is huge and growing - not so for Joomla. In the long run you'll want to have WordPress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edge360
    It's all about choosing the right tools for the job. What do you know best and are there any plugins/modules ready for the functionality of the website that you are aware of?
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  • Profile picture of the author curationsoft
    it depends on your skill and what you are comfortable in using. but if you want to make seo wise, i think you better go for wordpress.
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    • Profile picture of the author coffeeguy
      I use joomla. Its super simple to install and setup. There are thousands of extensions for it. Including a wordpress for joomla extension. But yes each to their own on this topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author amcg
    I started with Joomla, moved to Wordpress and now develop almost always with Drupal. I like the fact that both WP and Drupal communities are truly open source, versus the paid nature of Joomla.

    I think Drupal, as a CMS, is better than Wordpress though undoubtedly WP is the better blogging platform.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stardustpoint
      More success at SEO with Wordpress.

      I would use it to start and then go from that point. I do not like Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author vare
    What you should try is to downlaad both Joomla and Wordpress and install them on your localhost.
    Invest some time and play with both, test the hell out of them, and after all you should have the feeling are you comfortable more with WP or Joomla.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlogDigit
    I recommend you to go with WordPress. There are many resources available on how to use and maintain your WordPress blog / website easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    WP is winning, I always go with the winning team when it comes to my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shenpen
    I used Joomla for my site since 2010. Hated it from day one.
    Started using WP may this year. Loved it from day one.
    Easy, effective, does what I want from it.
    Others might feel different.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdelux
    This is easy: Wordpress.

    Joomla is clunky, hard to update, and not as good for SEO. On the other hand ther are more WP developers, more plugins, WP can be very sleek, and easy to use.

    Matt Cutts also noted that wordpress has everything you need for SEO built in... which is only kinda-sorta true. You will need an SEO plugin for meta data, opengraph, and Rich Snippets. I would use Yoast for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheddarben
    I tried to implement a Joomla site once (a few years ago) and my experience was.... ok. I did it with a small ecommerce site and I was less than impressed with the ease of use with the payment portion. Also, when I needed support on payment, it seemed most of the info I was finding was geared to EU or EMEA users, but I am located in the US. It was hard to find good forum support. I did make it work though and I am glad I did it... but WP is for me. I was much more familiar with WP and that is my go-to easy install. I have also dinked around with drupal and I think that has some cool things going for it, but WP just is the easy choice in my opinion.
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