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WordPress Vs Joomla. Which CMS should you choose?

WordPress and Joomla the two most popular content management system(CMS) on the web. Before proceeding for the comparison here is some common questions-

What is Content Management System?

A content management system is a computer software or you can say application that allows you to manage, edit, publish, and modifying the content. This system can do work with manual or some automatic steps are taken to complete the desired task. Content management systems are used to create websites, blogs. The main feature of the CMS is you don’t need to hand code your website or with the very little coding knowledge any one can create websites using these applications.

What is wordpress ?

WordPress is the free open source tool to create blog and a content management system created using PHP. WordPress is the most popular CMS used by more than 60 million websites and more than 18.9 % of the top 10 million websites on the web. It has a various easy to use functions such as themes, plugins. Themes make wordpress very easy to customize and plugins allows it to extend effectively.

What is Joomla ?

Same as wordpress, joomla is free and open source content management system for publishing web content. Joomla is created using PHP and Mysql as a database. Like the wordpress plugin features joomla also have extension feature and over 6000 free and commercial extensions are available for joomla.

I hope you are now clear with all the doubt. Now for the core part of this article.  I divide the comparison into some points-CMS wordpress vs joomla

WordPress Vs Joomla

Content Management & Usability

According to content management if we compare both the CMS, wordpress is better than the joomla.I feel that wordpress is more user friendly than joomla. And according to statistics wordpress is also more popular than joomla. According to me wordpress is better for dynamic sites such as blog whereas joomla is better choice for static site.

Themes and Customization

This point is really confusing because both the CMS have great templates available but I personally feel that joomla templates are more versatile as compared to the wordpress. I can’t make decision which one is better according to design.

Plugins and Extensions

Plugins allow you to extend the feature of the site. Both the CMS have extensions provided but more numbers of extensions are available for wordpress than the joomla provided. But much plugins available for wordpress is for blog type sites whereas joomla extensions are much wider.

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Search Engine Optimization

Without any doubt wordpress is better than joomla. The SEO compatibility of the wordpress is because of the powerful plugins availablefor it. We can’t just avoid joomla in the matter of SEO but it is clear that wordpress is better than joomla at the part of SEO.

WordPress vs Joomla

WordPress vs Joomla

Conclusion

According to all above points I can’t decide which CMS is better to use. If you want to built a blog like site then the wordpress is the better choice but if you want a static site then you should go for joomla. Yes wordpress is more user friendly and easier to customize and also better for the SEO but the community support of the Joomla is much better than the wordpress. I think joomla and wordpress war will continue.

If you enjoy reading this post comparing WordPress Vs Joomla please mention which CMS is your favorite and why ?

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About Uday Ghulaxe

Uday Ghulaxe is a passionate blogger ,loves writing quality technoposts.He writes about latest technology views/insights, in depth reviews, tips & tricks, how-to-guides related to Software, Gadgets and Emerging Technology.

19 comments

  1. I have never tried Joomla before though but you never made mention of security. Most wordpress sites are easily hack. I don’t know of Joomla though.
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  2. I’ve been surfing online more than 2 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  3. Nice post Uday! Using either of the CMS is not just a matter of choice. There is a lot more to it. While choosing either WordPress or Joomla CMS, one needs to be clear about the purpose of the website in question. Moreover, one needs to pay heed to the features that are to be incorporated in the website.

    Though WordPress has a loyal user base, WordPress forums aren’t as active as that of Joomla.
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  4. Hello Uday,

    Really nice post. I have not used Joomla. But I will try some hands on any of my domain.

    Keep posting!! :)
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  5. Hi Uday,

    If I had to choose, I would prefer WordPress. The reason is simple, because as you said, WordPress is easier to customize and user friendly. Another reason is because I am also using the WordPress CMS.

    Nice post, Uday :)

    Regards,
    Nanda
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  6. I agree with the last line, “I think joomla and wordpress war will continue” I’ve tried Joomla few years back but then I thought its better to use WordPress rather than learning another CMS.
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  7. Hi Uday,
    I’ve never used Joomla. All I can say is WordPress is Awesome! I think there’s more support for WordPress, and the community is good. . .
    thanks for sharing!

  8. I not familiar with the Joomla but have two site with WordPress and I find that pretty good support from WordPress. Also there are lots of plugins and extensions available into WordPress. I prefer WordPress more than Joomla.

  9. First of all, I would like to thankful to uday for such a nice elaboration for joomla and wordpress. Still I would prefer wordpress, as its simple, and you can create website and blogs easily through that. Additionally, Through the use of plug-ins you can extend its functionality to let it grow as big.

  10. Thanks for the post… i am using WP for all my site. But now i am about to start a new project with joomla hope it will be a gr8 experience for me… thanks for the post dear.. i found it very useful..

  11. Hi, Thanks for the post and sharing this useful information. I am still little bit confused. I have started a new site and iam new to blogging. Which one CMS will you suggest for a new blogger. and Which one will be useful to get better search engine ranking.??
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  12. Hello Uday
    I had never tried joomla in my life. I like WP because of many reasons. What I like most is the plugin availability in WP. I found it very user friendly for the beginning. I can’t say about joomla. Nice share.
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  13. In my opinion, both are best CMC, but due to a huge support of wordpress acorss the globe, wordpress has certain edge over joomala.

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