Joomla or Wordpress?

Trent's picture

I have decided to start using a good CMS for my website, but I need to know if it would be better for me to install Wordpress or Joomla. Which one seems to be safer and which one has a larger number of free extensions and plugings.

WisTex's picture

Each has its Strengths and Weaknesses

Both are solid platforms that have been around for a long time, but it's hard to beat WordPress for the shear number of plugins and themes available. Joomla lists 7,602 Joomla extensions on their website, compared to 43,324 WordPress plugins listed on theirs.

WordPress certainly is more popular, but Joomla might fit your needs too, so I wouldn't rule that out. Different CMS's have different strengths and weaknesses and suit different sites.

For example, I really like WordPress a lot, but for many sites I choose Drupal instead, because Drupal does certain things better than WordPress, and I want those features.

 I personally haven't used Joomla in a long time, so I don't know how much they changed it since I last used it, but from what I remember it is a powerful platform.

I know this is a non-answer, but you really should try each out before deciding.

WordPress is definitely the safe bet though, but for your particular project Joomla or even Drupal might actually work better.

Scott M. Stolz
Complete Hosting Guide, Editor-in-Chief
WisTex, Director & CEO

N2016's picture

ASPX platforms

Really nice post and helpfull answer.But i want to know What is a good CMS/Blog platform to use on ASPX platforms similar to Wordpress, Joomla etc?

williamworth's picture

Every CMS has its own

Every CMS has its own advantages and disadvantages. If we talk about wordpress than its a top rated CMS used by hundreds of people around the world because it has easy to use user-interface as well as it is open source means freely available for all users. In the other hands, hundreds of its templates and plugins are available freely on its own official website for web design using wordpress . But it also has some drawbacks like regular updates, on the one hand - this is a plus point, because the updates contain patches to vulnerabilities, as well as increased stability of the plug-ins and systems. However, it becomes a big minus if you are in the development of the website "shredding" of plugins and code system for themselves. Usually this comes only inexperienced programmers and web designers, who do not know and do not want to know the internal structure of WordPress. But as a result you can actually run into a situation when you need to update your plugins 5, and when they are updated flies half site. In the same manner Drupal also has some advantages as well as some drawbacks. But if you talk number of free themes and plugins than Wordpress is more suitable than any other open source CMS because all types of information and source related to Wordpress are easily available.