Wordpress Vs Joomla – Which one is Better??

by Rahul Kumar on 11/08/09 at 5:18 pm

Wordpress Vs Joomla – Which one is Better??
Wordpress Vs Joomla

Wordpress Vs Joomla

It is about time that bloggers and webmasters alike should be aware of the various terminologies associated with Content Management Systems. Wordpress and Joomla! are both examples of commonly used content management software yet I find that many a times people are not fully aware of the. People just keep surfing through innumerable websites with no clue about which is the right one for them. Go through the paragraphs that follow before deciding on any of one of the above CMS:

While Joomla! has been in existence for quite some time, Wordpress is of a pretty recent origin. Joomla! Is basically a fork of Mambo. It has really picked up some serious heat in so far as the WAR OF THE CMS is concerned. The new entrant Wordpress has managed to acquire the topmost position in the world of blogging software whereas Joomla! remains at the top for content management systems.

Given here are some pros and cons of using Wordpress

  1. Simplicity – this does not require the skill of an expert since it can be easily installed by anybody. It is quite easy as it does not require any modifications.
  2. Affordability – Wordpress is suitable for smaller firms and non profit making organizations as it is affordable and requires least maintenance.
  3. User friendly – it applications are not very complex which is make it a useful tool for website creators who wish to create a website that can gives a definite shape to their thoughts. It is so easy to understand that even the elderly, who may not be very technically, sound with latest techniques, can easily use it without much of a problem.
  4. Blogging Utility – Wordpress is an excellent means for blogging as the the whole process can be carried out in a sequential manner.
  5. Versatile – This content management tool though often used in the form of a blog has the additional benefit of being versatile. It can also be employed for creating a website that assists in management of documents within the business.
  6. Developer Non-friendly – though wordpress serves to be a very functional tool for creating a general website but it fails to give desired results in the field of online shopping websites and other specialized forms of websites.
  7. Lack of customization – most of the developers have complains with regard to wordpress as it does not allow any kind of customization. The customizations available to Wordpress are more from the design and look perspective then from the functional side.
  8. Difficulty in Upgrading – upgrades can be too complicated and time consuming.

Some pros and cons of Joomla:

  1. Designer friendly – Joomla is a software tool that helps designers in creating awesome websites.
  2. Customization – It is serves to be an instrumental tool for developers and administrators because of it ability to manage modifications and web development on a large scale. It allows modifications without bringing any changes to original code by
  3. Lack of flexibility and no ACL in the core platform– As of Joomla 1.5.10, it does miss out on a very critical component for development and that is the Access Control List (ACL). It is a much anticipated feature of J1.6 which is in development and hopefully that will really pull things together for Joomla!

Thus it is difficult to pass any judgment as to which software system is the best as each have their advantages and disadvantages. It is the matter of one’s choice keeping in mind the nature of content, its user friendliness and the time for development of the website.

3 Comments

Joesph Wanamaker

Jun 3rd, 2011

Truly recognize you talking about it educational article. Stellar!!

Rubin Challa

Sep 15th, 2011

Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

Rahul Kumar

Sep 15th, 2011

If you are starting off with a blog i would personally recommend the hosted solution provided by wordpress.com . You do not have to maintain any of the technicalities and it works good for starting out.

Once you have had some experience with the same then you can move to self hosted solutions which give more control and flexibility to you as a blogger.

Wish you the best.

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