WordPress or Joomla?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Hosting' started by alannah gibney, May 11, 2015.

  1. alannah gibney

    alannah gibney New Member

    Which cms is good?
  2. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    In my experience WordPress offers more community support and security.
    Much easier to find help and solutions to accomplish what you want.
    Joomla requires more technical expertise and has less support.
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  3. alannah gibney

    alannah gibney New Member

    I have tried both cms and I can say that Wordpress is more user friendly :)
  4. robinincarolina

    robinincarolina Silver Member

    I had a Joomla site once. It got hacked and I never got it back. That was a lot of money that just disappeared overnight.
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  5. alannah gibney

    alannah gibney New Member

    Woaahhh..that's scary! :cry:
  6. jeffreysloe

    jeffreysloe Member

    I've used both, but I find it easier to work with Word Press. Not only is Word Press more user friendly, but the information and technical support available far surpasses that of Joomla.
  7. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

  8. Just2EZ

    Just2EZ Moderator

    That brings up a good point about back-ups, make it a habit!
    With Joomla, manual back-up and restores were the only way.
    With WordPress you can just click on "export" or "import".
    There are plugins to email you backups automatically.
    (Weekly or monthly is adequate for most sites.)

    But the best defense is blocking hackers in the first place.
    I highly recommend WordFence plugin for security.
    It uses a community wide bad IP list for starters.
    Also checks your files for any changes daily.
    Emails you if anyone logs in as Admin.
    Blocks hackers and sends you a notice.

    WordPress is Just2EZ, that's why I use it!
    (that and it's FREE, no strings attached)
    Free and Easy, what more can you ask.
  9. Jay7

    Jay7 New Member

    Wordpress wordpress & wordpress. Easy to build, more functionality with various plugins and very SEO friendly.
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  10. Malluni

    Malluni New Member

    As for me, the Wordpres is better! It is easier to use it, very convinient, you can configure the site how you want. But lately, I prefer using website builder servises like http://www.webstarts.com It is very easy to develop a site with it, I like them. Also, for Wordpress, there is a huge number of ready-made templates and additional plugins.
  11. TniComRec

    TniComRec Member

    Never tried Joomla. What is it?
  12. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

  13. Dorean Clarke

    Dorean Clarke Member

    Hands down, WordPress! I use WP myself.
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  14. homemakermom

    homemakermom New Member

    I'm more familiar with Wordpress. I'm sorry but I'm not into Joomla.
  15. deepgc

    deepgc New Member

    Like the others above, Wordpress is definitely the way forward, and to add to another comment above, one of my former websites was hacked and turned the website into a spam emitter, essentially meant that my server was spitting out 500,000 emails an hour, which then meant my whole domain and IP address was placed on a spam list. After changing IP address and sending a few apology emails to various spam list managers, I managed to get my website back on track. Lesson learned, keeping well away from Joomla, I wasn't a massive fan of it anyway...

    Since using Wordpress, I've constructed a few sites now, and it's incredibly easy but it does involve a slight learning curve, the whole posts / pages / widgets got me perplexed for quite a while, but I'm very comfortable with it now.

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