Joomla and WordPress are two of the most well-known Content Management Systems (CMS) on the globe. Both are great CMS systems; however, which system is best for your business? Let us compare and contrast the business benefits of using Joomla over WordPress.
According to Gev Balyan, the owner of Bang2Joom, a Joomla template developer, “it is a more robust platform geared for larger companies who need features like memberships, ecommerce options, blogging, multi-user roles, etc.”
Additionally, Joomla can become a portal, a great option for businesses looking to create a community. With all of the forums, news, and other similar features Joomla can easily help a site owner create whatever type of community they want. Unlike WordPress, all these features are already included in the software out of the box.
Finally, Joomla has a great navigational component to the site. Since the platform helps larger sites, the developers have spent more time on creating an easy navigation system compared to WordPress since the majority of WordPress users run small sites without the need for complex navigation.
WordPress is easier to learn. Using the WordPress Dashboard is a very streamlined process and new website owners can pick it up quickly. Since WordPress is for bloggers, Automattic (developers of WordPress.org) shortened the learning curve for that specific use case.
WordPress has a larger community, which is great for business owners who need developers to help them fix their websites. The ratio of developer who specialize in WordPress per the software’s user is also higher than Joomla’s.
Joomla does have a steeper learning curve than WordPress. A large part of the reason for this is that Joomla is a more robust platform. Naturally, with all the features included it takes longer to learn how to use the site.
Additionally, Joomla occasionally loads slower than WordPress, which can affect a site’s Google ranking.
Since 14% of the now runs on WordPress websites, more hackers are focusing on breaking into WordPress compared to other platforms.
WordPress is more reliant on third party developers. I personally know a ton of good WordPress developers. They are great! They update their plugins with every core update, constantly tweak the software for enhanced performance, and create clean code from the start. Then you have the developers who just want to do a quick job, and do not look at the long-term effects their work has.
It can also be hard to identify which plugin is causing havoc in your WordPress install, forcing you to pull out all of your plugins just to find out that your new plugin (or an old one that has not been updated for a while) is the culprit.
Which CMS Do You Prefer?
So, which CMS do you prefer? Do you feel Joomla is better? Or WordPress? Why are you in favor of Joomla or WordPress? Tell us in the comments.
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