Posted: 2017-11-14 17:47
Thank you Robert for the information, it is really helpful and so are all the comments from the posters. I was asked to come up with a tool to help our internal tech support team to manage their communications to the users of our software and to host our knowledge base and documents. Being development shop I first tried Umbraco, but steep learning curve. Then a developer suggested MediaWiki and you have to be a sys admin just to get it to work. Since I 8767 m a Rackspace customer I found they already had rapidly deployable instances for WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. So I did some research on your site and others and did some personal reflection and admitted I am a beginner and so have chosen WordPress. For others out there, just because a tool is the 8775 best 8776 doesn 8767 t mean you should select it if you don 8767 t have the skills to use it. Start with baby steps.
I 8767 m not working With Caspio, and was just able to create any sort of Web App Caspio + WordPress in an hour. What more, you got some PHP knowledge you can definitely buit your plugin putting in what functionality you would like, build app, not a static website but a dynamic one.
I actually working on creating a full reporting Web App using word press, endless possibility.
i don 8767 t know anything Drupal, sound interesting, but not time for that, nowadays where Everything moves quickly.
A successful CMS is nowadays is resumed into making it powerful and useful for both beginners and advanced user. Road to easy tool is the key to success.
Unfortunately wordpress security is all the time under fire. Since it 8767 s not that big hassle, as WP by default has an enabled automatic update function. The problem stays with hundreds of WP websites based on older versions, which won 8767 t be updated in the near future. Second thing are vulnerable extensions. Just by using a prepared URL, getting the content of config files through a hole in popular extensions might become a nightmare.
We 8767 ve host for quite some WordPress websites can say, that there 8767 s never too many security steps. Just by using additional extension, bloggers might raise their website security by filtering many popular, automated attacks.
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Personally I am using Joomla most of the time. I am using it since before it was called Joomla (Mambo anyone?) and have learned to work with it quite well. One issue is that they switch major versions often, making upgrading a chore for long living sites and modules/plugins/components/templates.
For WordPress, I have no extensive experience, but I like the SEO and article centric approach. I would not use it for non-article sites though.
For Drupal, once you find a setup that works for you it is very nice, but you need to spend some time actually designing your needs, which tends to make non-technical people and people on a tight schedule bored.
Hi, I 8767 m a seasoned WordPress user and have used it to build a number of sites over the years. I 8767 ve just taken on a contract working on content for a site which someone (in their wisdom) has chosen to write in Joomla. He 8767 s not a coder and the site looks dreadful, the content management is a nightmare (though I 8767 m sure it 8767 s possible to make this easier for the user, the interface is confusing and nothing like as easy as WP). I 8767 m currently trying to persuade them to migrate the whole thing for WP.. luckily there 8767 s not much content on there atm! So far I hate Joomla and love WP 😉 F
I 8767 ve read the article and a bunch of the comments and it sounds like I could use WordPress. I 8767 ve tried working with Joomla but I just found the learning curve to be pretty high even though I have been around computers for 85+ years (anyone remember bulletin board service? Amber screens? yeah!). I have never worked with WordPress but I 8767 m willing to try. Is there any way to tell what platform a site is using? Does anyone know of newspapers which are using WordPress or Joomla or Drupal, etc.??
I 8767 ve been developing using WordPress for only 9 months, and I must say I am impressed. At the moment I am also adding Drupal to the list, but it seems that Drupal is quite far from WordPress in its simplicity.
Also, because i CAN code myself, I see no reason at the moment why anyone in a similar position to mine would ever want to switch to a different CMS. Maybe in the future I will think differently.
Thanks for the info!
Pretty much every client I work with, we end up running with WordPress. I ditched Joomla around 7558 when I got totally fed up with the massively time-consuming and convoluted manual process for updating modules and plug-ins. WP already had updating of plug-ins built in. No need to manually compare version numbers with the repository website, then download, and upload any discovered updates. I 8767 ve not looked back, until now. I thought I 8767 d see what was available for out-of-the-box open source e-commerce solutions for Drupal and Joomla. That 8767 s when I found this article, where you (the developers you quoted) have totally confirmed my views on the this comparison.
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I have been playing with Joomla over the last 7 years and am quite advanced there but wanted to give WordPress a go.. though not a beginner really anymore. I have been reading a gazillion of these types of articles to compare these three and unlock the advantages to get a good overview. Thanks for explaining, this is probably the first article I have read that added real value, liked the practical advice from design studios too. Thanks. Maybe upon reading this, I 8767 ll stick with Joomla 😉
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There seems to be tremendous response to such startup tools lists, both here and in the lists linked at the top of the page. The reputation of the source recommending the tools obviously has a lot to do with it. Would there be any interest in organizing this in some sort of community curated directory? Tools might make the list based on some entry criteria: . two or more sources that have used or read them recommend they get mentioned. Some benefits are that it would be searchable and discussions / testimonials could be organized around each recommendation, helping potential users/readers to get a better idea of what to expect. There is a LOT to select from here, so the community could help make the selection process smoother.
I agree with you Dimitris, the one thing that has irritated me for the longest time with Joomla is how it is menu-centric, and as such has lead developers to create 8766 hidden menus 8767 to assign extensions to pages. Many extensions have addressed this problem over time, but is a shame that the core has always remained centered around the menu structure. If it wasn 8767 t for this flaw, I would vote Joomla ahead of all other platforms 655% of the time. It 8767 s not difficult to work around this issue, but is something that should not have to be 8766 mended 8767 when setting up a site.
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Great comparison! I 8767 m new at this, and I really didn 8767 t know anything about Joomla or Drupal except that they were WordPress competitors. I found your post while doing research for a prospective client whose current site is on Joomla. I 8767 m planning on recreating the site on WordPress with what I hope they will agree are updates and improvements. If they were to agree to my redesign, what are the options for migrating the content from Joomla to WordPress? They don 8767 t have a huge amount of content, but it would still be nice to migrate as much as possible.
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Great job in comparing the 8. I stumbled upon your post using 8775 WordPress vs Joomla 8776 keyword. I 8767 ve created a new blog to guide beginners and intermediate alike and I 8767 m actually thinking of doing some kind of video animation using the topic but since you 8767 ve got a great comparison here, can I ask a favor? Can I make this post as one of my bright sources in doing the animation? I 8767 m talking about this kind of animation https:///watch?v=Dw69myUo9MY but will focus on the WordPress vs. Joomla (and probably vs. Drupal). I 8767 d be willing to share it to you once done.
With busy life, a lot more important thing to learn everyday, i wasn 8767 t just in mood to learn Joomla.
But when i met WordPress, One night was enough, I could have access to the coding, and i could get a any design of theme and get my hand into the code, take of what i don 8767 t like, and add what i want, and i can really say, word press is not just for beginners, but also for professionals. I don 8767 t know what i can not do with WordPress.
if anybody want to be a successful entrepreneur then he will need the right online tools and resources that can help you run his business smoothly and hassle free to that kind of tools one can easily managed the resources and business both resources Steve, entrepreneurs will find this very work from your side done. i got so much information from your thanks steve