Wordpress or Joomla?
I have 8 different websites for my business that I have always done myself. I've used FrontPage and Dreamweaver with premade templates in the past, and created two from scratch. I want to redo my main website that was originally created through FrontPage. What is better Joomia or Wordpress? I've done a little research that says Wordpress has more plugins, but mosaicHUB answers have suggested to use Joomia. What are the pros and cons between the two, and would I be better off using Joomia, Wordpress, or staying with Dreamweaver?
As a general rule of thumb, a site that is content based - like a blog/ news website, we prefer WordPress (be it little or huge content). For complex sites with more functionality (e.g. Intranet portals required by corporates) we prefer Joomla. In your case, I definitely recommend WordPress.
I cannot think of a single time I would recommend Joomla over WordPress. The community and product base of WordPress dwarfs Joomla. Something like 18% of the web is on WordPress. I think the bigger question is, 'WHAT KIND OF WORDPRESS SITE ARE YOU LOOKING TO BUILD?' There's a lot of different ways you can go with WP. You'll want to nail that down first.
Good point was made already: Dreamweaver is just a design editor while WordPress and Joomla are content management systems (CMS). I would recommend WordPress. It's (as someone mentioned) the "800 lb gorilla" in the market, and being open source, this means it has the most plugins and options available to customize. It also works very well with Google's algorithms, so you can work well into search results and other Google integrations. Also, because it is the big guy in the market and always being updated, whenever Google updates its algorithm, WordPress pops out an update very quickly after to make sure it stays in line.
Something to keep in mind though: There is WordPress.org and WordPress.com. WordPress.org is the type you want to go with. (WordPress.com is not as customizable and is more meant for basic blogging.)
If you can't afford to hire a team of developers, or don't have these skills yourself, you should consider WordPress. WordPress is completely free, fabulous, easy-to-use and manage blogging/CMS system. Some "programmers" object to its use as a Content Management System citing WordPress got its start as a blogging system. So what? Many people, myself included, are using WordPress for more than just blogging. Corporate websites, portfolios, galleries, and selling products are all possible.
Before I chose WordPress as my main "web site creation platform", I looked into many other choices. I tried Joomla and Drupal. It didn't take long to decide on WordPress. With WordPress's theme and plugin structure, I knew working with WordPress fit into my level of expertise. I also knew that once a web site was up and running, my clients would need little to no interaction with me. This was the ideal solution. Know your goals.
* WordPress has the largest web development community.
* WordPress has the largest community of themes and plugins. This means any and all functionality you need for your site, that you can't create yourself, is out there.
* Literally thousands of themes, both free and commercial, are available. WordPress themes are very, very easy to modify if you have even a most basic understanding of CSS.
* WordPress keeps the "look" of your site, the theme, completely separate from the functionality.
* WordPress has millions of tutorials, video's, and books online and off that help you learn how to use it.
* WordPress is not any harder to learn than Microsoft Word.
* You do not need to know HTML/XHTML or CSS in order to use WordPress.
You might think I’m just pushing what I know and sell. Not true. There have been measurable changes within WordPress and the community that supports it. From "ESPN and SAP to CNN and Ford," organizations of every size are realizing that WordPress is powerful. The fact that WordPress is used by 23.3% of all websites shows that is a powerful force. WordPress has a content management system market share of 60.8%. Wow!
I know. I've drunk the WordPress Kool-Aid . A more balanced analysis can be found at:
I dispute their conclusion that Joomla allows you to build a site "with more content and structure flexibility than WordPress offers." But I will confess the technical skills at Rackspace exceed my humble talents.
- The Pragmatic Web Designer
You will always find individuals who have other personal preferences, but WordPress is now the 800 pound gorilla in this arena, with a huge base of plugins and experience and support. Hard to go wrong with WordPress.
Al Shultz alshultz.com/
If you any confusion about what to use amongst WordPress or Joomla or even Drupal, then I certainly know a place which will help you a lot in getting a clear view on using these platforms. Give your worth visit to http://dailynulled.com/comparison-different-cms-wordpress-vs-joomla-vs-drupal/ and get the head to head comparisons of these giants platforms.
After years of testing which products the search engines love the most, hands down Wordpress websites are consistently what we choose for speed and technology for our clients. We will always be fans of HTML CSS sites for organic speed (is DreamWeaver) (Is Frontpage is still around?) if you don't want or need technology outside of scripts for your sites. It's been about 4 years for us but the slowest organic movement websites were Joomla sites, we abandoned building in that technology after about two years of testing. Your biggest consideration now in recreating your company websites should be that they respond (flex) to the many devices your customers/clients are viewing them on. Hope that helps.
Dreamweaver is just an editor and Wordpress and Joomla are CMS's or Content Management Systems. I have experience in both and can tell you from experience that small business owners should go with Wordrpess. Why? There are dozens of free templates to choose from and Wordpress Implementation is a easy and straight forward. Wordpress is a PHP-Based CMS. Joomla is more difficult for the small business owner to implement and maintain and it's my opinion that you would have a much easier time with Wordpress than Joomla.
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For ease of use, versatility, and extensibility, I have to give it to Wordpress hands down. I tested all three of the Open Source CMS: WOrdpress, Joomla, and Drupal, when I made a platform change, and I switched to Wordpress and I have been thrilled with the decision.
I have worked with both Joomla and WordPress and the latter is by far the most easiest to use, the most well-supported in the community, etc. You can get up and running with WordPress quickly on your own; have some set it up for you and then take it over later; etc. The fear of ending up with a legacy solution with WordPress and no one to support it / help you is close to zero.
I also agree with most here, with its very vibrant community coupled with extreme ease of use, word-press should be your choice to go forward.Also, wordpress has another cool feature, where you can setup and administrator multiple website from a single administrative control,the feature is known as multisite or "network". However, its technically more changeling to setup initially, however can prove a real time saver in longer run.
Sorry for being late in answering your question! I have been using Joomla since Mambo, and WordPress since its release in 2003 and I love both! But choosing WordPress or Joomla will depend on the type of website you are planning to have. If it is a blog type website, then WordPress (from WordPress.org) is better suited! If you are looking to design a complex site, then Joomla is also a very good option! Please note that Joomla has around 8735 extensions (as of today).
I also had to switch some client's website from WordPress to Joomla as per clients' requests because they felt that WordPress was too difficult for them to learn and even use!
Again, both are good at what they do!
Sorry for being late to the Party!
WordPress is far more flexible and user-friendly. Joomla can be very frustrating to work with and the user base is 1/10th of WordPress.
Dreamweaver is an excellent tool for 'static' web sites, but once you start working with a database-driven CMS (content management system) you're better off using a dedicated program for development like PHPStorm or Zend Studio.
If you decide to work on content yourself in the future, Wordpress is definitely the Rolls Royce to go for. But less expensive...
Joomla is really good to manage database-based content. So, Joomla is good for building online stores. While WordPress supports so many plugins which best for non-coder bloggers. I think choosing one of them depends on your needs.
Thanks for all the helpful responses. It looks like Wordpress wins hands down. I also appreciate the suggestion to use .org not .com. I would never have known that.
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Well here is a huge pro for Wordpress. Multi-site management from a single admin. Since you have 8 different websites for your business, having them all within one admin panel it will make it easier to manage all of the content across the various sites.
Additionally, with a theme like X - The Theme from Themeco you can have one theme provide each of your sites with a different look and feel to them, if you'd like.
My answer will be WordPress, with a few simple reasons:
1. Compare their websites. http://joomla.org looks much outdated than http://wordpress.org. This suggests that WordPress is more up-to-date and is very actively developed.
2. Look at the staggering stats about WordPress - https://managewp.com/14-surprising-statistics-about-wordpress-usage
3. Look major CMS themes marketplace, such as http://themeforest.net. There are tons of resources for WordPress. And the more resources you have, the easier it is to do what you want with the CMS.
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