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 a 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 vs 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 has its benefits and disadvantages. 


Joomla is an 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. The 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 Extensions

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 colleges websites
  • Personal websites

Advantages of 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 of using Joomla

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


WordPress is the 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 is a list of free themes, extensions, and plugins for WordPress:

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 in 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 of 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 of using WordPress

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

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