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Introduction

If you haven't heard about the terms CMS, Joomla, or have listened to it but do not have a clear understanding. Then this is the article to have a look at. At the end of this article, you will be clear about Joomla and the difference between Joomla and WordPress. 

 

Let's first move toward "What is Joomla?"

 

Definition

Joomla is a free and open-source content management system(CMS) for creating web content. It helps you build powerful dynamic websites and applications written in PHP, uses a MySQL database to store data and uses object-oriented programming techniques. Its interface is intuitively designed, which helps you use its features and functionality to the fullest.

 

Features of Joomla

  • Media Manager
  • Contact Manager 
  • Web Link Manager
  • Menu Manager
  • Search
  • RSS
  • Content Manager
  • User Manager

 

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Pros of Joomla

1). It is extremely easy to edit.

To edit the structure and content of your website on this platform. This added feature helps more people be able to work on the creative side of their online style instead of worrying about how many codes commands they've been able to learn.

 

2). It is an open-source platform.

Users can freely modify and distribute code from this platform without worry because of its open-source nature. 

 

3). It's easy to take advantage of internet marketing strategies.

This platform is so easy to use and modify; therefore, it becomes possible to adapt to the fast-changing world of search engine optimization(SEO) and other forms of internet marketing.

 

4). It is capable of supporting e-commerce.

In Joomla, there are several extensions available that will support e-commerce. This shows that most users will be able to manage their inventory and content in the same place instead of needing multiple platforms to run simultaneously.

 

Cons of Joomla

 

1). It can place a greater demand on your server resources.

If a website receives thousands of unique hits per day and has multiple pages that must remain alive, this platform can greatly demand your server parameters.

 

2). Few additional modules are available.

Joomla has a rather limited marketplace for adding modules to your site. You can still customize your site fairly easily. Still, it can be difficult to find something specific that you need and install and maintain it immediately like you can with WordPress.

 

3). Compatibility issues.

Some of the plugins in this platform can have frustrating compatibility issues, which will make you dig into the long PHP code to make changes; otherwise, it may be difficult for someone to gain access to the full functionality of their desired plugin.

 

4). Adjustment options are rather limited.

Joomla has several modules, plugins, and templates available, but some users may find that there isn't enough to create the desired output. Its complexity has strength, especially with its deep navigation options, but some may need an even stronger platform.

 

Joomla Vs. WordPress

 

Before heading towards the comparison, let me give you a little idea regarding WordPress.

 

WordPress was developed by its founders, American developer Matt Mullenweg and English developer Mike Little, on 27 May 2003.

WordPress is open-source content management (CMS) written in PHP and connected with MySQL or MariaDB database. It can be used to create a website, blog, and mobile applications. It is also used to create an online store using WordPress plugins.

 

Characteristic Joomla WordPress
DataBase It supports various databases such as MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL, etc. It is connected with MySQL and MariaDB databases.
Simplicity More complex than WordPress It is user-friendly for beginners and easy to learn.
Security In terms of security, it is kind of similar to WordPress, but its team responds to security threats very fast and actively and even sends a patch to security attacks. WordPress is developed on very secure code, and it responds to security threats and attacks very quickly.
Blogging Not good for blogging It is perfect for blogging
Multi-Lingual Support It supports multiple language features as well as can manage these languages. It does not support various language features.
Customization Potential Joomla platform doesn't offer the feature to permit searching and installing templates or extensions from the base area. WordPress has good default plugins in its plugin directory, some of which are free, and some plugins are premium.
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are the pros and cons of Joomla?

Pros

Multiple Templates

Flexible for different content types

Multilingual support

Cons

Compatibility issues

Stuck Between WordPress & Drupal

Free Joomla extensions

What is CMS?

A content management system(CMS) is an application that is used to manage content, edit, publish on a website without technical knowledge.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is an open-source CMS written in PHP and connected with MySQL and MariaDB Database. It can be used to create a website, blog, and mobile applications. It is also used to create an online store using WordPress plugins.

What are the real-world examples of what Joomla can create?

Small business Web sites.

Non-profit and organizational Web sites.

Online magazines, newspapers, and publications.

E-commerce and online reservations.

Government applications.

 

Conclusion

After reading this article, what have you learned about Joomla? What is better, Joomla or WordPress? 

See, in terms of flexibility, Joomla is the best. It offers a customizable system that can take any shape you want. But when it comes to SEO, customization possibilities, and content management, the crown goes to WordPress.

 

Again, if you want to learn how to build a website on WordPress step-by-step, here’s our guide.

 

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Topics covered
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Introduction
2.
Definition
2.1.
Features of Joomla
3.
Pros of Joomla
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Cons of Joomla
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Joomla Vs. WordPress
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Frequently Asked Questions
6.1.
What are the pros and cons of Joomla?
6.2.
What is CMS?
6.3.
What is WordPress?
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What are the real-world examples of what Joomla can create?
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Conclusion