WordPress has long dominated the online market debate. But what about other sites? Joomla, which can also be spelled as Joomla! with an exclamation mark, can seem like an overlooked site. But it’s currently coming in as the third most used open source system as of 2022
The Brief History of WordPress
- WordPress market share: 45%
- Websites in the world: 30.5+ mln
If you’re anything like us, you remember when WordPress started back in 2003. Back then, they were marketed as a blog website. If you remember that, you’re a dinosaur like us. However, it is no longer strictly a blog website! It is now a
The Brief History of Joomla
- Joomla market share: 2%
- Websites in the world: 1.45+ mln
So, when we said WordPress has been dominating the online market debate, we weren’t being fully honest. They actually were the preferred CMS website when they started in 2005. However, that win was
And there ya have it, a brief history of Joomla to impress all of your friends!
What do you mean, you don’t talk about this stuff at parties?
Round One: Security
Time for these two platforms to face off. In our first showdown, WordPress and Joomla are duking it out over how secure the respective websites are. Security is a major focus for many online store
Joomla offers a secure socket layer (SSL) and
Who do you think wins here? We’ll give you a second to mull it over.
Our winner: Joomla
Round Two: Search Engine Optimization
Search engine optimization (SEO) is an important part of maintaining your brand. However, the SEO capabilities are not apparent for either WordPress or Joomla until you perform a deep dive.
WordPress offers a
Joomla has their own extension, however, which is supposed to be the equivalent to Yoast. Their version is no match for Yoast, though.
We don’t think there’s much of a battle here, but we’ll let you think about who you think wins this round.
Our winner: WordPress
Round Three: Customization
Customization is a big thing when representing your brand, and thankfully, both Joomla and WordPress offer expansive customization options. However, WordPress’ expansive support options and numerous plugins give them a
Round three is wrapped up; who do you think won?
Our winner: WordPress
Round Four: Content Management
Content management is arguably the most important part of owning an online business, and both of these softwares are highly complicated CMSs. Both enable users to edit, create, and overall manage their brand’s content. However, once again, WordPress has an edge over Joomla. WordPress is much easier to use than Joomla, and therefore, much more
That’s it for round four; what’s your opinion?
Our winner: WordPress
Pros of WordPress
WordPress has a number of advantages. They’re widely regarded as the
Pros of Joomla
Joomla, much like WordPress, has many advantages as well. They are very advanced. While this may not be a pro to beginners, this really does pose many advantages for more advanced users. It also offers flexibility for different content types, and it has support in multiple languages. It has multiple Joomla
WordPress vs. Joomla: Which one is easier to use?
WordPress is generally easier to navigate, especially for a beginning business owner with
Is Joomla OK for websites?
Joomla is actually great for websites! While Joomla’s market may be declining, Joomla is still an excellent way to platform your website. If you are familiar with website development or are willing to hire a web developer for your business, Joomla offers better flexibility than WordPress does. Joomla templates might also be more to your liking. Variety is the spice of life, after all.
Both of these CMS sites are great, and they both have individual strengths. However, when compared
Joomla, on the other hand, is an excellent choice for the business owner with security in mind and a background in website development (or is willing to hire a website developer). Although, if you’re a blossoming business owner who likes a challenge, we certainly aren’t going to stop you!
We find it necessary to remind you that Joomla’s market is steadily declining while WordPress’ market is rapidly expanding. Of course, we aren’t implying that Joomla is going to go bankrupt in the next decade. However, when choosing the best way to promote your brand, we think it’s only logical that a business owner puts their website on a growing platform.
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