What distinguishes WordPress from Joomla?

Millions of websites are working on the so-called CMS – content management systems, which allows even novice users without programming knowledge to create a simple website. CMS includes both the core site management and functionality, configurable in admin and extensible through plugins. Among the content management systems meet paid and free engines, among which the most popular are WordPress and Joomla. Both CMS are included in the standard package of most hosting providers and allow you to build on its base sites of any complexity. The problem of choosing a platform for your site appear in every newly Creator. But most of them are concerned about the difference of WordPress from Joomla.

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A little bit about CMS

WordPress is a popular blogging platform, developed and supported coders from around the world. Because the WordPress team includes more than 180 developers, and the number of additions (plugins) exceeded one five-thousandth mark. Initially, WordPress was popular only among bloggers, because CMS is «adjusted» to display posts and work with the text content. But starting with the third version of WordPress has changed a little, and now thanks to the high-quality extensions and templates from WP to make a website of any complexity.

Joomla – CMS, which is seen by many administrators as «the best system of control media». In fact, «Gamla» is a universal CMS. Online store, city portal or the forum – all of this is based on Joomla. And the number of plugins and free themes is not inferior to «wordpressuser».

In fact, the difference of WordPress from Joomla, despite the versatility of both CMS, lies in their original purpose:

  • WordPress is a platform for standalone-blogs, landing pages and websites.
  • Joomla is the CMS to create portals, social networks and online stores, in which the main focus is on working with multimedia content.

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Undoubtedly, if you want out of WordPress you can also make an online store or portal, but in order to transform the engine, you will need knowledge in PHP programming. Alas, the vast majority of beginners saytostroiteli no such knowledge. With Joomla easier and more intuitive to work with.

So, the templates «Jolly» easier to correct, and the visual editor allows you to quickly set up the home page. For both CMS are available a lot of free themes, however, the templates for WordPress are much better. As for the surcharge, because of the greater popularity of the «WordPress» templates to this platform more expensive. But in terms of SEO – WordPress is far ahead, because Joomla is totally unsuitable for search engine optimization.

Regarding the compactness and the file hierarchy is markedly WordPress beats Joomla, because all the system files are located in three folders:

  • wp-admin – admin part;
  • wp-content plugins, themes, localization;
  • wp-includes – the core of the engine.

In Joomla this is a complete mess, because at the root of the website on which CMS is installed may be a huge number of files and folders.

Like Joomla and WordPress under stress tend to «slow and buggy». But the revision of the WP by using «file» and knowledge in programming enables the website to withstand more than a dozen of thousands of users per day.

As for modules and extensions, the two CMS have a vast repository of plugins. But using the latest in WordPress is a bit limited, as the plugins are mostly represented by widgets that are only in the sidebars, upper and lower parts of the site.

What is the difference between WordPress and Joomla? Of course, in the management system. So, the admin part of WordPress is much easier than Joomla, but the admin functionality of the latter is much higher. The fault is that WP is primarily intended for text control (create records, manage categories and pages), and «Gamla» – for all sorts of content, whether pictures, music or video.

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Designed for creating blogs, business sites
Universal CMS for portals, shops, social networks

Easy control in admin panel
Great functionality, expandable by plugins

High quality, expensive paid templates
Highly customizable main page

Limited use of plug-ins
Templates for Joomla can be fixed easier than WP

The compactness of the engine on the server
Under high load the site begins to «SAG»

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