Compare Joomla vs. WordPress

Joomla is ranked 3rd in Web Content Management with 1 review while WordPress is ranked 2nd in Web Content Management with 6 reviews. Joomla is rated 10.0, while WordPress is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Joomla writes "One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WordPress writes "Lots of flexibility for integrations and ability to create simpler as well as more complex sites". Joomla is most compared with SharePoint, Plone and Liferay Digital Experience Platform , whereas WordPress is most compared with SharePoint, Plone and Liferay Digital Experience Platform .
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Pros
One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market.The speed in which you can take a CMS and make it a full-blown shopping cart with analytics tracking, SEO, user accounts, security, and ease of use through a robust framework of modules and plugins to enhance and promote-related content is about as turnkey as it gets with Joomla.

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We use WordPress on two different websites and it solves all of our website issues.It is a stable system which offers a wide variety of themes and templates.As WordPress is such a popular product, there are many designers and developers available to work on projects.Ready-made themes speed the design process; a huge number of quality themes are available from several sources.Good for rapidly turning around all the elements required for online sales funnels.It has a vast array of themes which could be applied to make the website visually look more appealing to the target market.This program has made it possible for our company to advertise all around the country, instead of keeping it local.

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I would like to see more back-end admin power pulled into the front-end, therefore the admins will not have to use the back-end as much, especially for the menu manager, user manager, etc. versus using third-party extensions to achieve this.I would like to see the same sorting and attributes available through the web browser on the JED (sorting by free or commercial license, sort by rating, popularity, etc.) within the back-end Joomla Web Installer when browsing extensions.

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I would recommend dumping the Gutenberg interface, as that is horrible.The system should be more informative.The basic product is becoming less usable by end users for site maintenance post delivery.Backups and moving sites could be handled better.WordPress sites do require quite a bit of maintenance: Constant updates to both WordPress and all the various plugins that it requires.It may be useful to have a downloadable program that you could have on your desktop that allows you to create and maintain the program while offline.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Joomla is open source, therefore free. Only hosting, the time to build it along with the training time is your startup cost.

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Set up cost is nothing. Pricing is free. You need to pay a cost only for the domains, hosting, and to buy themes.It provides a high ROI.

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3rd
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1,471
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Reviews
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Average Words per Review
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10.0
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3,227
Comparisons
2,698
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
393
Avg. Rating
9.2
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Overview
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.

WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress is installed on a web server, which either is part of an Internet hosting service or is a network host itself; the first case may be on a service like WordPress.com, for example, and the second case is a computer running the software package WordPress.org. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system.

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Artisan Web and Print, HLVC Design, Media A-Team Inc, Holdingbay - Tristan Bailey, Molehill Web Works, Sysgen Media, Pappy Productions, Inc., Turn To The ProsPB Web Development, LC Publishing - LambCottage FoundationTIBCO Software, Code for America, Crosswise, Essio Shower, AdLemons, Applied Geographics
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