Wordpress Or Joomla

Wordpress Or JoomlaWordpress and Joomla are two of the most popular content management systems around, both of these products are used to build your website from the ground up and organize your content into something that can be viewed on the internet.

Both Wordpress and Joomla are open sourced projects, they are developed by a group of like minded developers who work behind the scenes to bring you two great products.

Neither of the organizations make any money from there product and you can download and install both for free, any updates that are available are also provided to you for free from there websites.


Both products have there advantages and disadvantages, Wordpress is by far the most popular content management system available today currently there are over seventy five million websites that have been created with Wordpress, and a corresponding two point eight million websites running on Joomla.

So you can plainly see Wordpress comes out on top with popularity, although half of Wordpress websites are on freewordpress.com which is a free hosting platform that we do not recommend as the platform is free you just do not get features and resources that are needed for your website.

A great amount of online blogs and information websites that are on the internet are powered by Wordpress, most hosting providers have a one click install for Wordpress available with there hosting plans, once installed you just add plugins to keep the site running smoothly and to aid the insertion of content, and with Wordpress just about any beginner website builder can manage there website with ease.

When you first install the Wordpress content management system you only get the very basics in the way of plugins to make the system operate, to fully manage a Wordpress website you need to install various plugins for security management, display and content management, SEO or search engine optimization management and a host of other plugins as needed. 


Joomla is also a fantastic content management system, to run a Joomla website smoothly you need to have a bit of knowledge on structuring a website, and website building, Joomla is a little more complicated than Wordpress to install and to add content however saying this Joomla can still be mastered with a bit of patience and time, with Joomla you have a far larger scope to be more creative with your website.

The Joomla content management system by default is installed with most plugins and componants needed to run your Joomla website, extensions are only needed when a specific a task is required like building an ecommerce website.

The Joomla content management system is more robust and complete compared to the Wordpress content management system where a plugin is needed for many tasks, with Joomla you have more scope to build a complete website that is future proof for many years to come. 

For the first time website builder you could choose one or the other, Wordpress is the least complicated and you will be up and running your new blog in no time, Joomla as we said before offers you a far more creative base to build your website on and allows you more scope to produce a fantastic looking website for years to come.

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