Joomla Vs WordPress: A Comparison

Whenever a person seeks to build his own website, the first thing that comes to the mind is a content management system or CMS. CMS not only helps you manage your website all by yourself but also saves a lot of your money on maintenance of your website. Some of the CMSs are so easy to handle that one can manage it without or very little knowledge of the technology. Among all CMSs, Joomla and WordPress are the most popular ones. If you are one of them, this article will definitely help you to end up with the best-suited CMS for your website.

Let’s start with WordPress. It is considered the easiest content management system to install and use. Many people opine that it is the ideal platform for bloggers. However, very few people know that WordPress content management system can be customized easily to match with your wants and needs. To customize WordPress, you don’t need to have extensive programming knowledge. Moreover, there are a number of WordPress plugins that can be installed to your website easily. This technology gives your website an in-built platform that can allow your visitors comment on your posts automatically, and you don’t need to build additional scripts for the same. However, this technology does not allow a suitable stage for developers. For this, whenever the developers try to upgrade their website, they end up with numerous bugs.

Pros and cons of WordPress:

 

  • It is simple to use. There is no need for modifications.
  • It is good for blogging and sharing your thoughts in an orderly manner.
  • The CMS is so handy that a technologically challenged person can use it.
  • It is not developer friendly
  • It is supported by an expert community.
  • Upgrading it website may result in more bugs.

 

Now let’s discuss Joomla. If WordPress is bloggers’ paradise, Joomla is best for website administrators, developers, and designers. In other words, it allows developers and designers to make an interesting and attractive website easily by simple and advance level modifications. It can be integrated with new tools and many new plugins. Though it sounds little difficult for the tech-newbies, the user interface is very easy to use, even for the beginners. It is quite user friendly, in other words.

Pros and cons of Joomla:

 

  • It is developer friendly. If you love coding, then Joomla should be your pick.
  • It is supported by a strong community to help the end users.
  • This can be used to make attractive website with customized features and plugins.
  • The technology however, is not very user friendly, as the previous one.

 

However, your choice of a specific platform depends on the purpose and motif of your website. There are a number of factors that play a vital role such as your programming knowledge, your primary budget, your resources etc. In short, WordPress is very easy to use, thereby the best solution for beginners. On the contrary, Joomla needs a bit technical knowledge. So if you have that or have proper resource to do that, it is best you. The choice is yours.

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Tinni Ganguly is a technology expert, working as a freelance technical writer with Evon Technologies. She has written on numerous technical domains, emerging technologies, and latest industry practices. Presently she is putting in effort to write for people having no or less technical knowledge, and introduce them to various software technologies and benefits of outsourcing.

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