Posted: 2017-11-18 15:19
Askin if you want to do anything descent with web development you will have to learn code. Otherwise your sites will be full of compromises and not be able to provide custom functions one of the strengths of opensource cms. Programming is a learning curve and you need html, css, php at a minimum if you want to go down wordpress/joomla/dupral path. You also need to understand the DOM BUT you can start just by putting something together using base templates then over time you will learn becuase you will soon want functionality. Then you find appropriate plugins and modify accordingly. Be carefull on the quality of plugin its like buying things on ebay. Look at the publishers review popularity etc and you will be fine.
Thanks for chiming in. I guess that Joomla has some advantages over WordPress in some parts of it, but for beginners I still think it has a bit too big learning curve. I 8767 ve used WordPress for quite some time and adding new blocks, changing the layout etc is pretty simple by tweaking the CSS 588 HTML. But then again, when I started out it wasn 8767 t so easy. I 8767 m not saying that WordPress beats Joomla that 8767 s not true. But from a starting point of view, I think that WP would be better choice.
Vladimir, your sentence 8775 it doesn’t have built in multilingual features 8776 about WordPress answers the main question that I still had about that CMS. If that 8767 s not built-in, then definitely it 8767 s a major drawback which should have been mentioned in the review. Unlike for the main product, I can imagine that the quality of plug-ins (intrinsic, longer-term evolution, support ) is difficult to assess/predict. As a beginner who needs creating a multilingual site, would it then make sense to use WordPress and pay for some plugin (which one?) right away or is it worth the effort to go for the slightly less-easy-to-learn Joomla instead?
A web content management system (WCMS or Web CMS) is a content management system (CMS) software, usually implemented as a Web application, for creating and managing HTML content. It is used to manage and control a large, dynamic collection of Web material (HTML documents and their associated images). A CMS facilitates content creation, content control, editing, and many essential Web maintenance functions.
I think once you have made a choice on language, the choice on CMS or framework becomes far easier. RoR I prefer but it is also a language and framework that is far more geared towards team development and large-scale sites. That 8767 s not to say a lone developer cannot or should not use RoR, just that I have found most loners opt for PHP and most prevalently Joomla!, which is an absolutely excellent choice for small businesses. Its strength definitely lies in its expandability through plugins, modules and components. Though I must also say that for budding developers, that is also its greatest weakness. These add-ons create a certain level of laziness for developers, where we search for a solution rather than develop one. Don 8767 t get me wrong, no reason to recreate the wheel if you do not need to, but oft times this causes unnecessary code and bulk on a site that in-house development would avoid.
When you get around to making those crucial decisions about building a website one question you will need to answer is what type of CMS (content management system) you will plan to use. These days many people prefer to use a content management system for building a blog or website as it makes it a lot easier for people with no web design experience to make minor changes to the website such as adding blog posts, uploading new images or making small edits to your key pages.
I agree with Marcus Neto that for beginners, WordPress is the best. But remember there are two versions of WordPress. is even better for beginners than . is less secure than , mostly because all the updates are automated (. plugins are updated for you, as is WordPress). I recently had one of my sites hacked (only a minor hack, with a slight text change), this was because I had a 7 month old version of WordPress, that I hadn 8767 t got around to updating. If you 8767 re busy, and your website get out of date, they can be easily hacked. This won 8767 t happen with . It is possible to set up automatic updates for , however automatic updates can go wrong your website can go down due to a damaged database etc. I feel needs a lot of babysitting if you 8767 re designing a website for someone, you would need to charge them for maintenance, gone are the days where you can just create a website and leave it alone!
Which leads me to another point, the WP plugin directory cannot be filtered by compatible version. I only want plugins that have been developed for a longer time and are continuing to be updated. I have to search through pages in order to get to the right plugin if one even exists. In Joomla ED, the ability to filter and sort are much better. Even the 8775 new 8776 directory for WP gives no better function.
I don 8767 t think WordPress is remotely 8775 there 8776 as a CMS. It is really blogging software. A CMS should allow for something different other than the typical scrolling front page, which is really annoying if your site has nothing to do with real time events. For CMS I 8767 d rather a site that focused on encouraging people to explore the content and poke around, which blogs by their very nature discourage, what with content scrolling off into oblivion and whatnot. Is there a CMS that accommodates this?
Lately I 8767 m starting to become more aware of my lack of skills regarding back end development, which in turn has lead me into researching a CMS system that I can take with me as my skills grow. I 8767 m not the most technically minded but I never turn down from a challenge. More than likely I 8767 ll probably end up going with Drupal but WordPress has got me curious about it 8767 s so called 8766 ease of use 8767 .
I 8767 ve been trying to learn Drupal. It has a lot of potential, it 8767 s free and it has a great developer community. The only problem it 8767 s hard for designers to convert psd layout into well functioning site. There are themes of course, but starting from scratch is a little hard. There is definitely a steep learning curve. I heard good things about Expression Engine, I just wish it was free.
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.
I always see blogware like WordPress listed with a true CMS like C5 or Concrete5. It is true that blog content is content and WordPress handles that as well as Static pages very well but it is not a good fit for other types of content like a Modx, Joomla or Drupal application is.
As you can tell, I am particular about 8775 CONTENT 8776 management systems and I am looking for the best of the best out of the package (currently) my favorite is C5 Concrete5 but it is still not perfect but it is Super easy to work with and love the LIVE editor that Modx also sports.
Our non-profit support and social club has been using BigTent for a few years now. It has several limitations that we 8767 d like to overcome in another management system. Specifically, we 8767 d like for the admin to be able to add members if the members are unable to do this themselves. We 8767 d like to be able to update members 8767 information. Members would like to sort for a subset of members such as people who live near them or families with similar aged children. We like a direct link to our Facebook page. Some members dont want to be on Facebook but want to follow our conversations. We 8767 d like posting of discussions and events to be more user friendly. We use evite and paypal for invitations and ticket/fee payments and would prefer one source and no or lower processing fees.
8775 With each release, [Drupal] becomes easier to use. 8776 Have you tried actually doing anything with Drupal 8? It 8767 s a nightmare. It requires much higher level of technical understanding than Drupal 7 and most of the admin is supposed to be done with an archaic command-line tool called drush. Fourteen months after release, most of the 8775 essential 8776 contributed modules haven 8767 t been ported yet and are still in Alpha.
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!
Created my first website on WordPress two years ago and immediately realized that this is exactly what I was looking for, namely the most important: you are no restrictions, great opportunity, own boss.
Previously created websites for various services, like umi cms, was not happy, solid limits, pay more money and remove the restrictions obdiralovo. After payment and the removal of restrictions found that there that promise the settings are scarce, primitive.
It just so happens that the word 8775 WordPress 8776 I came across on the Internet more often than Joomla. Two years ago I started to study WordPress and immediately created the first website. Never regretted about the made choice. Only positive, on a 5+.
With Joomla is not familiar so close with WordPress, but I can confidently say is a great engine.
Which is better wordpress or joomla? This is the same as the comparison which is better Xiaomi or Xiaomi? Which is better Nokia or Nokia? I think that both deserve a rating of 5+.
Sincerely, (works on WordPress) 🙂
Thank you for this. It was all (including the comments) very helpful. I am the Exec Director of a network of African philanthropic organizations. At this point we have just above 65 members.
I am looking for a management system that will allow me to grow this network. (Current target is 755 members in the next 67 months). A free management software would be ideal as it would allow us to keep costs down. I am concerned though that we may not get the technical support we need. I would like to manage communication to and between members, dues collection, and perhaps four regional events and a continental event each year.
Has anyone used any of the softwares on this page? If so could you give me an idea of how robust they are and how comprehensive support has been.
Thanks again for this very useful information.
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.
Really nice infographic I 8767 m currently a WordPress user but I 8767 ve worked with Joomla! and Drupal so I think each serves a specific need in the ecosystem and it 8767 s good to have options and choices. I 8767 ve seen features built for one platform make its way to another after considerable adoption and praise. In some ways, each platform acts as a testing ground for the other platforms.