Joomla vs Wordpress

joomla-vs-wordpressFor those of which are unfamiliar with what a CMS is, or what it can be used for. A CMS is computer software that is used in organizing and collaborating the creation of content and other documents. CMS is a combination of large database, File System, and other related software modules, which are used to store and retrieve huge amounts of data when required.

These web-publishing systems are different from the databases in the sense that these can index text, audio clips, video clips, or images in a database. So Content Management Systems are one of the most significant ways a company can improve its website effectiveness, and simply being able to edit your own website without any HTML knowledge needed.

Joomla versus Wordpress

As I stated previously the two heavy-weights we have decided to review today are 2 of the most notorious CMS systems out there: Joomla vs Wordpress. Although, we have vast experience in both – each have their benefits and disadvantages.

Joomla

Joomla is open source solution for CMS (content Management System) which helps you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Joomla is easy to use and good for extensibility, this made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best thing is that, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. It is extremely robust and there are a TON of extensions readily available for Joomla at: Joomla Exensions

Web Applications Developed With the Help of Joomla

  • E-commerce websites or portals
  • Online publications websites
  • Corporate website or portals
  • Small business websites
  • Government and NGO websites
  • School and collages websites
  • Personal websites

Advantages with using Joomla

  • Full fledged CMS
  • More powerful and robust
  • Admin Users and PW protected areas
  • Admin much more than just articles
  • SEO Friendly, with SEF plugin
  • Overall more under the hood

Disadvantages with using Joomla

  • Bigger learning curve
  • Not SEO friendly out of the box
  • Slower loading times
  • Javascript and CSS can get bulky

WordPress

Wordpress is most popular open-source and free blogging software. Wordpress is written in PHP using MySQL. It has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on hundreds of thousands of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. We’ve found that Wordpress works MAGIC with blogs, but lacks as a primary CMS (in our eyes) – but they’re getting much closer! Here are a list of free themes, extensions, and plugins for Wordpress: http://wordpress.org/extend/

Web Applications Developed With the Help of Wordpress

  • Free Powerful personal publishing system
  • Customize Template driven design
  • File/picture uploading
  • Differentiated between Categories
  • Allowed html tags
  • Password protection
  • Allow Meta tags

Wordpress offers many more features. Wordpress is undoubtedly the most popular platform today for content management or blogging. WordPress is a giant of the industry. With the largest plug-in and theme collection of any platform on the market. Wordpress is the easiest when it comes to installing in any system and incredibly easy to use and expand.

Advantages with using Wordpress

  • Excellent blogging software right out of the box
  • SEO Friendly right out of the box
  • Easier Installation
  • Friendlier graphical user interface (GUI)
  • Administrate articles, comments, and blogs easier
  • Lightweight and easy to use

Disadvantages with using Wordpress

  • Articles are more “bloggy” sorted by publich dates
  • Limited on components / extensions
  • Lightweight / limited on power
  • Limited on Administration of other portions

Author: Johnny Hughes  –  http://www.articleset.com

 

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