Greetings to all,
CMS stands for Content Management System.
With the help of this great tool, building and maintaining websites has become a lot easier than before.
If you are planning to build your website now, with the use of CMS, you will most likely encounter the two titans in this industry - Joomla and Wordpress.
This post is dedicated to pointing the out the best of one compared to the other.
In your opinion, which is the best CMS - Joomla or Wordpress?
Go ahead express your thoughts.
I have experienced using both Joomla and WordPress. Although some would actually prefer Joomla over WordPress, I believe the later versions of WordPress has become for efficient as a CMS.
In a company that I used to work with, they were using Joomla as the CMS for their website. Comparing that version of Joomla to the version of WordPress during that time, I have already observed the limitations of Joomla compared to WordPress. One of those is when you create a post in Joomla, you have to type again the excerpt, or copy and paste a portion of your content. Unlike in WordPress, all you need is insert the Read More tag.
WordPress has a humongous selection of themes and plugins that you can easily use on your site. If you are a bit techie, you can even create your own just as easily.
Again, if you are a bit techie, and have some knowledge in PHP, you can even tweak an existing theme and/or plugin to your need.
One of the biggest issue that was told to me by a friend of mine who is a Joomla user, is the version compatibility. He said (there are times) that when you upgrade Joomla to a newer version, your existing site or theme might no longer work. Thus you might need to rebuild the site or the theme.
This may also happen in WordPress, but themes can easily be switched and plugins disabled if there are compatibility issues.
I have seen some social network sites that are running on WordPress, and I was amazed on its capability.
On a personal note, I have experienced lately that you can easily create an online store complete with different payment method, Credit Card, PayPal etc... in WordPress.
Not to mention, WordPress has a huge community support all over the web. There are tons of Web and YouTube tutorials that could teach you almost everything about WordPress.