No matter who you ask, every person has their own opinion when it comes to the many content management systems (CMS) available. Although it mostly comes down to the functionality and the ease of use, the lines are often blurred and there is rarely a definitive winner. Joomla vs WordPress, which one really is the best? Bellow is a complete breakdown to help you decide which one is best for you
Joomla vs WordPress – How they compare
Disadvantages of Joomla
One of the drawbacks of Joomla is that table-less templates are still very new to the CMS, I personally haven’t seen any half-decent commercial themes of templates yet. I bought a couple of them but they still had couple of tables. However, I’d imagine that we’ll start to see more and more of them cropping up in the near future.
One of the main disadvantages of Joomla is the core system, it’s still incredibly complex, which means that it requires quite a lot of server resources. If you use a couple of plugins and your database has been optimized, there’s a reasonable chance the you’ll experience site-crashes when you reach >50,000 visitors per day.
Disadvantages of WordPress
The navigational menu and site structure is entirely down to the theme you use. I’ve personally never found this to be an issue, but if you wanted to change the structure of your navigation, you’ll have to either change the template of have coding/scripting knowledge of languages like CSS etc. You don’t tend to have this issue with Joomla becuase it can be change in the control panel, which kinda make Joomla stand out as more of a CMS than WordPress.
Joomla vs WordPress in short:
Joomla shows its strength in its structural complexity, such as its navigation, sections within sections and categories etc. It’s really good for community websites and low-med traffic sites, and although you can develop ordinary sites with it, I would actually regard that as overkill. Joomla would probably be the CMS of choice if you were looking to build a high traffic e-commerce store.
WordPress is incredibly simple, it can be used simply as a blog or as a regular website. Like Joomla, it has fixed categories, pages and posts.
With the many available plugins, you can easily enhance its functionality and expand it as big and complex as you want. The majority of the plugins are easy to use and there is a large community of WordPress users and developers on hand should you need any help.
This site runs off WordPress. The reason I chose it over Joomla is because the user interface is very user-friendly, there’s way more plugins available, and the support is better since it is the most widely used CMS. If you were to ask me, I’d say WordPress is better. Like I said though, it comes down to a matter of preference.