Joomla Vs WordPress: Which CMS To Choose For Your Website?

Choosing a Content Management System for your
online presence is an important decision that can have huge repercussions for your website. There are two platforms that stand out among
the pack that can be directly compared. Both platforms are renowned for their ease-of-use,
extensive customization opportunities, and active communities. While WordPress and Joomla have their respective
pros and cons, they can both be employed to build modern, feature-filled sites – so
how are you supposed to choose which one is right for you? Before we throw ourselves into the comparison,
it’s worth pointing out that both WordPress and Joomla aren’t stand-alone pieces of
software. In other words, they only work when installed
on a web server – usually, a web server that you get from a third-party company. If you haven’t made the decision yet as
to which web host is going to be the right one for you, check out the link in the description
box below this video. I am sure some of our reviews might help you
out. Now let’s get into the four rounds of comparisons
between WordPress and Joomla. If we compare the Search Engine Optimization
capabilities of both platforms out of the box, Joomla takes a slight edge due enabling
its users to set meta descriptions and keywords for new articles, like so… That being said, the true SEO capabilities
of either platform aren’t readily apparent unless we take a look at the plugins or extensions
available for the task. On WordPress’ side, we’ve got the incredibly
popular Yoast SEO plugin – it’s powerful, offers lots of features, and best of all anyone
can get to grips with it in a matter of minutes. Yoast categorizes your SEO score in different
areas using a traffic light system of red, yellow, or green colors. Furthermore, the plugin tells you exactly
how to improve your score in each area – and if that wasn’t enough, it also rates your
post’s readability. During our testing, we found Easy Frontend
SEO to be the best Joomla equivalent to Yoast. It enables you to carry out many of the same
tasks – such as editing your meta information – directly on the front end of your site
and also includes a handy automatic mode for generating this data without your input. However, it’s clear that as handy as EFSEO
is, it’s no match for Yoast. Due to this, round one WordPress vs Joomla
goes to WordPress. When it comes to security, any system is only
as strong as its weakest link – so the question is: which platform is more secure out of the
box? Due to its popularity, WordPress has a giant target on its back when it comes to security vulnerabilities. Each WordPress install is unique thanks to
the thousands of plugins and themes available for the CMS. While this is a definite positive, it’s
also a nightmare from a security standpoint – it’s impossible to make sure that every
plugin employs proper safety standards, and remains compatible with newer versions of
the platform. Moreover, WordPress doesn’t ship with basic
features such as forcing a Secure Socket Layer connection on its dashboard – you need to
modify its core files to enable it – or Two-Factor Authentication. In fact, most of its advanced security features
rely entirely on plugins. On the other hand, Joomla ships with both
an option to force connections over SSL and another one for 2FA. In addition, it offers its own set of security
extensions, and its developers maintain a list of those extensions with known vulnerabilities. That being said, guess what? The second round of WordPress vs Joomla goes
to Joomla. We’ve already covered some ground when it
comes to WordPress plugins and Joomla extensions. Both Content Management Systems have their
own roster of plugins for the most conceivable of use cases – although WordPress wins hands
down due to sheer number. However, when looking into the top plugins
on each respective CMS, we feel WordPress’ offerings have a greater subjective ‘polish’. You don’t need to take our word for it – a
simple side by side comparison of two tools we’ve already mentioned, Yoast and Easy
Frontend SEO, reflects this: Yoast provides a better experience overall
for sure. Moving on, when it comes to customizing your
site’s style there are WordPress themes on one side and Joomla templates on the other,
and the same story repeats itself here as with plugins. Not only is it easier to find high-quality
WordPress themes, but they also often offer a higher level of support and a mostly better
experience. So, round three goes to WordPress! Both WordPress and Joomla are complex CMSs,
enabling users to create and manage just about any type of website. Although WordPress is often associated with
simple blogs, it’s also a great solution for landing pages and even more complex sites. On the other hand, Joomla is renowned for
its complexity – although it does offer some fantastic documentation. A site built with Joomla can evolve into anything
it wants, but the learning curve is much steeper for users with no experience in web development. Despite being equal when it comes to sheer
potential, it’s fair to say that WordPress enables its users to manage their content
with relative ease. Anyone can install the platform and pick up
how to create posts, pages, or custom post types within minutes, whereas Joomla is less
forgiving. Taking all of this into consideration, we
must award the final round of WordPress vs Joomla to the former, which gives the overall
contest to WordPress! In some ways, Joomla is more flexible than
WordPress. It offers an incredibly customizable system
that can take almost any shape you want, and it enables you to implement a lot of small
customizations without relying on extensions. However, between WordPress vs Joomla, there
can only be one winner, and the crown must go to WordPress. It beats out Joomla when it comes to SEO,
customization possibilities, and content management – so the choice is clear. Furthermore, WordPress is just plain simpler
to pick up for new users, and its popularity gives it the added edge of providing users
with a better support structure. Either way, both platforms are at the top
of their game, so there’s really not a bad choice here. Also, whichever you choose, you can then get
it easily installed on some professional web hosting like SiteGround, which is one of the
best hosting platforms on the market. Do you agree with our assessment on the WordPress
vs Joomla debate? Share your thoughts with us in the comments
section below this video!

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10 thoughts on “Joomla Vs WordPress: Which CMS To Choose For Your Website?

  1. Hello everyone! Thanks for your honest interactions here. If you have any questions about what I mentioned in this video please leave a comment below.

  2. Joomla can use many domain for 1 folder website, but WordPress can not. 1 domain and other domain have to redirect to 1st domain. I love both of them.

  3. People say that wordpress is better JUST BECAUSE is more intuitive, more friendly, more visual graphic interface and easier to use. We need just invest a little more time in learning how to use joomla with good tutorials and we'll notice that joomla is better because is more customizable and more secure.

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