When you’re looking forward to creating a website, you will probably try some of the content management systems. Two of the most popular among them are WordPress and Joomla. In this post I will try to explain some of the major advantages and disadvantages of these two systems.
I would like to start with WordPress, which is one of the easiest to use systems available today in the internet. Although, many people think that WordPress can be used for blogging only, you can easily configure it to work in many other ways too. Furthermore, to install that content management system on a server is really easy. That way you will allow people, who do not have any knowledge in web development to create their website in just a matter of hours. Furthermore, you will not have to develop additional scripts to get the comments of other visitors, because they are already built in it. On the other hand, WordPress do not provide suitable workspace for developers, because when you try to make some modifications in it, for example to create a shopping cart, the whole system is likely to crash. Finally, when you try to upgrade your existing system, you will usually end up having a lot more bugs than you used to.
Joomla on the other hand is one of the best content management systems for designers, web developers and administrators. That system allows all its users to create great looking websites and also it is really easy for use, by beginners. Furthermore, there are many developers, who create tools, which rapidly improve the performance of Joomla. If you are a developer, you can choose that system, because it offers large capacity for customization and development. However, when you take a look at the user interface of that system, you will find that actually is not so easy for use by people, who do not have any idea of web development and also it is far from user friendly.
In conclusion, I would like to say that the choice between those systems depends on the purpose of your website and also on your knowledge of web development and design. In addition, when you compare the simplicity of both those systems, you will notice that working with WordPress is a lot easier, so there are many beginners, who choose it instead of Joomla. When you take a particular project, you should check exactly what are the requirements of your client, before you choose any of these content management systems.