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Showdown: WordPress vs. Joomla!

WordPress VS Joomla

When it comes to Content Management Systems, Joomla and WordPress are two of the best. For the business that wants to manage their own website, either choice will deliver easy maintenance and an intuitive interface.

Even the user that has only a little experience with technology can find their way around and have a functional and attractive website up and running in no time.

Customization

For the blogger, WordPress is considered to be the platform of choice. Your customization choices are practically endless and you need very little knowledge of computer programming. The plugins that WordPress provides are easy to install and customize.

Their platform allows your readers to comment on your posts automatically, which is a much-appreciated function for the blogger. For the ultimate WYSIWYG editor and customization ease, WordPress is still the best.
Joomla also features a user-friendly content management system that is easy to use for those with little to no programming experience.

Joomla does offer more technologically advanced functions and can offer greater customization, especially for the user more comfortable with programming. The added extensions can also greatly increase functionality. Joomla is said to be the choice of web developers and they will argue its superiority over WordPress.

Flexibility

This is probably the area where Joomla outshines WordPress as the better flexibility and power offered can be desirable. The main reason for it’s great popularity seems to be because of the wealth of capabilities and features available to the user. WordPress does not offer a privilege system that can be important for a multi-user system. Feature-rich and robust, Joomla can be a better choice if you don’t mind a bit of a learning curve when it comes to modifications.

Content Creation

WordPress is the undisputed leader when it comes to the ability to add a new image and for easy publishing. When a more “professional” touch is required, Joomla will give your e-commerce website creation the professionalism and functionality you need. Your preference will probably come down to who will be managing your website on a day-to-day basis. Updating and maintaining your website should not be a frustrating endeavor.

In a Nutshell

When it comes to the best platform to publish a lot of content, easy user interface and smallest learning curve, WordPress wins. For the most robust platform to do business and add customization, Joomla has a leg up.

What’s your opinion?

About Jake Neeley

Jake Neeley is a content marketing and social media geek who loves learning, outdoor sports (especially those in Utah mountains), and time with the fam. Connect with Jake on Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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