WordPress vs. Joomla! Comparison Between Most Known CMS Websites


Hello everyone and thank you for joining
me today! We are going to compare two the most popular CMS for creating
websites – WordPress and Joomla! If you ask what CMS means, so ‘CMS’ stands for a
‘content management system’ that allows to apply changes to the website without
touching code. Prior to comparing these two software’s, we will take a closer
look at each of them separately. WordPress is one of the most famous CMS systems. Today, it is following more than 60 million sites all over the internet
and is used for over than 40% of the websites based on CMS. WordPress is a
free opensource software powered by such programming languages as PHP, HTML, CSS, etc. It has multiple plugins, widgets and themes, which make WordPress fully
customizable and expandable. WordPress software is perfect for blogs and media
websites and does not require having any technical skills. This is the reason why
WordPress is highly recommended for beginners updated add-ons and publishing content has become easy as ABC Along with that, that security corresponds to regulations. You will be pleased to know that Walt Disney company website, the
LinkedIn blog and BBC America’s multi-site are powered by WordPress.
Although, there are tons of advantages that WordPress has, we still have to
mention a couple of short comments. Since WordPress is easy-to-use, it limits your ability of making significant visual changes. With that being said, you will
have to hire a designer or developer to help you update the webpage structure. Joomla! is the second widely-used CMS
after WordPress. It does not require high level of technical experience like
Drupal software does. By the way, Drupal is the third most popular content
management system which is good for people with well-developed technical
skills. So, Joomla! has a variety of themes and plugins, near 6000, and powers
applications of all types – from blogs to corporate internet. It is based on PHP
and MySQL. Joomla! is perfect for e-commerce sites, it operates them better
than any other CMS. If you need to make your webpage more functional, feel free
to go ahead with Joomla! extensions database. There are thousands of them and many of them are free. Their extensions are represented on different options
like plugins, languages, files, packages, moduls that have features pretty similar
to the ones that WordPress has. Joomla! is found to be powerful and flexible, yet
user-friendly and intuitive. These are the main things the users love about
Joomla! So, we are going to compare WordPress and Joomla! based on the
following parameters: usability, security, support, and add-ons. Let’s roll into it right now! Usability. WordPress software is well-known for its simplicity and quick 5-minute installation. This makes it available for
beginners and new users to run their site or blog in seconds. After WordPress was installed, the user finds comprehensive interface with clear menu
allowing to proceed with posts and pages or to customize the website’s look. Joomla! installation is not so quick as WordPress’ but way easier. When Joomla! is installed, the user is redirected to a dashboard. It is not so
intuitive and easy as its competitors and there are far more menus which may a little bit confuse the client. Security: both software’s have a reliable security system and react to security vulnerability promptly. They allow
extensions for backups and are enabled to enhance security efficiency. With that
being said, WordPress and Joomla are good to go when it comes to security
regulations. Support: WordPress has a strong support foundation along with an
extensive user community. The clients can get an assistance at support forums. They also can use guides, documents, manuals, video instructions, and much more useful
resources. Support for WordPress can be either free or paid. If you need to
resolve the issue quickly, search on such a platform as UpWork where you will be
able to hire an experienced specialist. Fortunately, there are many of them. Both
WordPress and Joomla! have a rich support base. The difference is that it is hard
to find developers for Joomla! software and it may take time to get a good one.
Add-ons: with the help of a huge selection of themes and plugins, more
than 38,000 by the way, WordPress allows user to change the websites look quickly
and easily. At that moment, you will be able to install themes or plugins from
the official WordPress site and this is absolutely free of charge for those who
prefer premium add-ons with the exceptional support option, there are
tons of paid themes and plugins. Joomla! offers templates and extensions just
like WordPress does. But the quantity is not so impressive and this makes it hard
to find add-ons that will perfectly match your requirements. Joomla! does not allow installing templates and extensions from an admin area
which lets WordPress win in this fight. As a whole, Joomla! may seem more
flexible than WordPress, though WordPress beats Joomla! when it comes to usability,
support, community, and the variety of add-ons. But still, content management
system should be chosen based on the client’s purposes. If you have a site
with basic interactivity like a contact form or social media integration, and are
not going to improve that, so WordPress is the right choice for you! For those
who are going to constantly tweak their website, so Joomla! is better choice
anyways. Prior to choosing one of the software’s, take a closer look at your
business plan and decide for yourself, whether your website will need further
adjustments. This will help you to make the right choice. Hope, this short guide
was useful for you. So hugs for everyone, my dear, and see you the next time!

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