Traveling back in time, websites were created using basic HTML and CSS or Flash. Today, things have changed. There are great competitors in this niche as the content management system (CMS) has transformed to another level and started to dominate the market.
This comparison is not a rivalry one. We will be covering the best points in these two popular CMS systems and assure you to choose the best for your purposes.
The main difference between WordPress and Joomla is their type. Joomla is considered to be a community site or a portal, while WordPress acts as a blog mainly. However, both of them are going further in expanding their usage and beyond the point of their main purposes.
There are not many negative sides of these two platforms. They have established their value on the market and are followed by a great number of people, organized in communities that can be found everywhere.
Joomla needs time for learning to master it. Once you understand how it works you can create communities with membership areas, forums, newsrooms etc. Also, dates of the articles can be set to expire after a while or be again activated. The admin section is the best part of Joomla, making you the boss of your community and introducing you to a number of options in it. Still, reading a book before starting Joomla is essential in order to understand it thoroughly.
The main problem of Joomla is the complexity of the core system. Despite the recent updates of the server, it could hardly take a ton of articles and content. There is also guidance to the extensions of Joomla in the communities online, but it is time-consuming, mainly because of its complex interface.
Nevertheless, if you are aiming for an easy user interface in order to manage your website at a glance, WordPress is the better choice. This large platform provides a quick setup and a very logical structure of the options involved. If you select a template that is close to what you want, the process of uploading content is a piece of cake. Putting logos, basic colors as well as organizing the design is not complicated at all. And if you want to get involved with the CSS and you are a novice, you might consider hiring a professional developer.
WordPress can handle a large number of visitors. Its quality proves that it does not break down easily, even with loads of content and users involved in it. Also, through the use of plugins, you can extend WordPress functionality and let it grow as much as you want.
Reading a book before using WordPress is not essential. However, if you are lost in its content, you can read “WordPress for dummies”.