Joomla’s popularity exploded when the open source CMS (content management system) was released on the World Wide Web in 2020. The world has grown up and with it have come many new and exciting opportunities for businesses. One of these opportunities is using the WordPress content management system. With Joomla being so popular, you would think that they would naturally sell more WordPress products.
They aren’t; the major search engines don’t rank Joomla as one of the top options. Not only that, but because there is no good reason to believe that Joomla will grow any faster than WordPress it is unlikely that Joomla will be able to gain a foothold in the market. So who are you going to buy?
I’ve spent a lot of time examining Joomla and looking at ways in which it could be improved upon, but my interest was initially driven by the idea of getting into the WordPress business. I had heard stories of WordPress having the most loyal following of any blogging platform, and I wanted to see if this was true.
To find out, I downloaded the demo version of WordPress, added my site details and signed up. It took a couple of days, but in the end it all worked out well. After uploading some content, I noticed that the WordPress dashboard was displaying my site stats, so I found out how much traffic was coming to my site. Unfortunately, this information wasn’t available online.
With that in mind, I decided to look around for some decent data on the WordPress version that I had downloaded and install it onto my hosting account. After using it for a few days I started to get a better understanding of what it can do, and I then realised that for the most part, it was what I had expected.
There were two things that stood out to me when I used WordPress. First of all, the plug-ins for WordPress are far more advanced than the ones for Joomla. For example, the ones for Joomla are rather simple and simply. While I like the idea of keeping things simple, I would have liked to see them become more exciting and advanced.
Another thing that stood out was the support that was provided by WordPress. Most of the problems that Joomla experienced were minor and easy to fix, but sometimes the quality of service that you receive from WordPress can be disappointing. That can happen with any CMS, but as someone who had purchased Joomla, it made me feel as though I’d been robbed.
I decided to install the plugin system that WordPress offers on Joomla. I figured this would be like taking a stripped down version of WordPress, including the most popular plugins, and running it through a Joomla template. Although it was a start, I thought I would work on building a more feature rich version of WordPress and eventually publish a version that is nothing but features.
So I worked with WordPress to build a version of WordPress that includes all the capabilities of the Joomla system. This means that I’ve been able to offer users more than just a basic blogging platform.
All I needed to do was to add all the plug-ins and add-ons that I need for my website, but when I do this, I am able to build a WordPress platform that does everything that I need it to do. I don’t have to worry about switching my hosting platform and maintaining my WordPress installation.
When I first started using WordPress to manage my Joomla blog, I found that it wasn’t a problem to configure. I had the ability to add and delete any content, and when the right functionality was present, it did the job.
As I’ve used WordPress to manage my Joomla blog, I have found that it is more powerful than Joomla. If you’re looking for a CMS, there is nothing to stop you from trying out WordPress, but if you’re looking for something with a little more flair, then Joomla might be better.