If you have been around the Internet marketing block for a while, you have likely heard of the great debate between Joomla and WordPress. If you are just starting out in this industry, get ready to hear the constant comparisons between these two sites. You see, the Joomla vs WordPress debate is not a new one; it has been going on since, it seems like, the dawn of the era of Internet marketing. In this blog post, I am going to aim to compare the content management systems so that you can make the best informed decision for the needs of your Web site and your business.
Before I compare Joomla and WordPress, allow me to take a moment to explain a little about what a content management system (CMS) is. A content management system, or a CMS, is a vital part of an Internet marketing business. You see, as the name suggests, a CMS allows you to manage and maintain your Web site. While there are several different types of CMSs out there, without a doubt, the two that are the most preferred are Joomla and WordPress. Now, let’s have a look at these two CMSs.
First, let’s talk about their similarities. Both of these content management systems are so extremely easy to use that even if you just started out in this field, you will be able to have a site up and running with either CMS in no time. Both Web sites are easy to manage and maintain, are customizable, are easy to install and both have the ability to help increase the success of your business.
Now that we have had a look at the similarities, I want to point out these two platforms are hardly identical and I would like to highlight some of the differences.
- Images are important for getting a Web site noticed and the WordPress content management system is extremely easy to add images on to. While you can, of course, add images to Joomla, it can be difficult to figure out how to modify those images.
- If you are looking for a very strong network of help when operating your Web site, then you are going to want to opt for Joomla. This CMS offers a very knowledgeable and dynamic support system, whereas the help system at WordPress could be a bit stronger.
- If you plan to make e-commerce a big part of your site, then you should opt for Joomla, as it is definitely more e-commerce friendly than WordPress.
When choosing between these two CMSs, choose the one that best suits the needs of your business in order to achieve the success that you desire.