Wordpress vs Joomla Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Dan McCormick

Excellent Themes, Quick Start Features, Ample Plugins, Good Support

2017-07-18

Redeployment of Joomla site.

Pros

Easily to understand and deploy. There are two major environments WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com is a hosted site that handles all the infrastructure. You just need to create the site. WordPress.org is self-hosted. You need to deal with the infrastructure yourself. WordPress.com is well-priced. The WordPress.com support is excellent and worth the price by itself. Thousands of themes are available for any type of business or personal use. Hundreds of plugins are available for most addons you may need.

Cons

The plugins are free in most cases. Some of the offerings are of lower quality than others. Some are not supported as well as others. You need to try out the options and pick the highest quality and adequately supported. WordPress.com support is quick and effective on week days. The weekends are bit less effective. This is somewhat understandable, but we live in a 24x7 world. I do most of my development work after midnight and on the weekends. I don't think I am in a minority these days.

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Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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John Mueller

Verified Reviewer

Made me switch from Joomla

2017-09-06

I was using Joomla on many sites for years, and did not mind the complicated admin area.

Pros

Easy to use admin area, easy to post content

Cons

Some parts of Joomla were easier for adding images and galleries.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Wordpress

Joomla can be over complicated while trying to train others to use the site, WordPress is much easier and in some cases new users don't need any training.

Source: GetApp
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Will Tremaine

Great app for web building

2018-12-14

I have built numerous websites with WordPress and I have found it much better than Joomla!

Pros

Lots of third party plugins, lots of third party themes

Cons

Sometimes there is a lack of documentation on the third party plugins.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Scott Stone

Gods Gift To Open Source

2016-11-09

Started with Joomla, tried to switch to Drupal, went back to the WordPress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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frederick handy

Wordpress

2018-09-04

Pros

I have used Joomla and Wordpress, with its extensions, is far the best way to create an site for business.

Cons

It can be an resource hog if installing locally and I wish the UI was more fluid like an Material design.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)

Best CMS available

2019-01-08

I am big fan of wordpress. I have 7 years of experience as a developer and No CMS can match Wordpress till yet

Pros

I have worked in many CMS including Joomla and Drupal.

Cons

I dont like critics who compare this with other complex CMS and say negative, just cause this is so simple and they dont know the right way to do so.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sumeet Mahendra

Create websites in minutes.

2018-12-17

Drupal and Joomla. Plus we're also lil uncertain about the WP 5.2 version.

Pros

It's damn simple and easy create and launch your website. As we're business plan users so we also got free domain and SSL Cert. Secondly, as everything is cloud based so you need to waste money in hosting and creating backups.

Cons

With every update from Plugin or Theme there's a new conflict which is really disheartning for us. As there's no option with us except disabling all the plugins to check the issue or change the theme. Secondly, there's very limited scope of help being provided by the WP Support team.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Mert Efe ÖZUYGUN

Get Ready to Publish Yourself!

2019-01-31

I like wordpress more then any other programs like Joomla etc. I recommend every beginner webmaster to start with Wordpress's easy to use interface.

Pros

Wordpress is premade and very easy to use application for webmasters. It is very common program that has wonderful features that are easy to install. Various of plugins are avaible to upgrade and customizable for your works.

Cons

Wordpress makes your website slower then you expected. Most of plugins has a free versions but free versions are not completely enough to answer your requests.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Makes Website Management Available for even the least technical

2019-02-04

We moved from Joomla to Wordpress, and it has been life-changing.

Pros

I like how I do not have to be super technical to create and manage our company website.

Cons

There are some things you do have to have some technical knowledge to do, however there are tons of resources to help get you through.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Forrest

We use WordPress for all our company sites

2019-02-27

Pros

We have tried Joomla and HTML sites and WordPress outstrips them all for ease of use and functionality.

Cons

They are not the fastest websites, which is a significant drawback.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rohit Langde

Single Platform for all Business Portals

2018-08-28

I have used Joomla CMS for new portal, Pligg, Drupal but eventually WordPress was the one which had great community support and hence remained my first choice.

Pros

Support and Huge user-base is the most awesome thing about WordPress. Started using it as blogging platform some 11 years ago but now I use it extensively as a platform for web magazine, Shopping cart (thanks for WooCommerce) and Product website. I am no developer but still able to deploy and use it without any hassle. Even slight modifications can be implemented with ease thanks to responsive community support.

Cons

I cannot even think of any. WordPress has come a long way becoming the most powerful CMS I've ever known.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Vittorio

Simply Amazing CMS

2018-10-09

It's better than the other CMS I've used which was Joomla. I believe that WordPress is way cleaner, faster and, more options/features available for most website applications.

Pros

I really like how I can use over thousands of free plugins/extensions and features to completely automate my sales process online without paying a hefty fee to developers when most of the stuff I need is just there.

Cons

For WordPress I can't really say that I personally had anything that I "Least" liked about it but I can say depending on the tech level of person you are, it may seem slightly difficult to learn and take off with but that could just be my opinion. I'm a tech person that likes to figure things out so between the documentation and a lot of googling I've built the website I really wanted with WordPress

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Reyhan Mujezinovic

Beginner to WordPress

2017-02-07

I have been using wordpress for 3 months now and for a tech guy with no word press experience it was easy to learn all features quite fast and get my self to almost pro level.

Pros

You can make anything and have a lot of control over your website functionality and performance

Cons

So you have to install almost any feature, not like joomla where you have a lot of functions already there...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Wordpress

It is made for business :D that is why you have companies developing themes and plugins only for those themes.. just so you have to buy all you need from one vendor :) but there is a lot of free stuff. Not all bed a :D

Source: Capterra
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Adam Raver

Excellent open Source software

2018-11-19

Love being able to setup a website this quickly without making it a cookie cutter

Pros

It's a web application that can expand anyone's possibilities in building a website. what is possible with php and MySQL becomes more possible without learning the codes. I like that I can build a great custom website with this one web application for free

Cons

It's a little hard to find the appropriate settings in the software as I was more familiar with Joomla. Plugins are not as easy to work with

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, myself only employees)

Wordpress is a solid cms with good support

2019-02-13

But Over the long term I feel a lot better troubleshooting older joomla sites than I do Wordpress ones for various reasons.

Pros

I like how nice a website can be made with this cms and also that there is a lot of developer support for it.

Cons

It’s templating system although extensible is not as easy as joomlas to master and plugins and database tables can be a nightmare to navigate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

Wordpress - the easiest and best tool to create blogs

2018-08-06

As a professional web developer Wordpress is my go to tool for blogs or small sites, anything larger I go to Joomla. I suggest wordpress for anywone who asks

Pros

- very easy to use - powerfull - very large user base - built for blogs - many plugins - frequent security updated

Cons

- not good at handling very large amounts of content. The system was built for blogs and that is what it is good at, when you start to run large forums etc the database gets very slow

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Vsevolod Salnikov

Nice for small projects

2017-02-11

Many of the packages are paid (as compared to joomla, where more chances to find a free one), but the prices are not big

Pros

Works out of the box

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Meher Mohsin

For everyone, for every website

2019-04-02

I've used Joomla, and wordpress was a saving grace.

Pros

Wordpress is easy to use, has many plugins, many templates available for purchase, and aligns with many search engines seamlessly. It's embedding features are seamless and its front-end/back-end feature makes it easy to use for both novices as well as experts.

Cons

It takes a while to learn, as does any software, but once you learn it, you can really do more with it. Updates are a bit finnicky as they dont often align with all template that you've bought but expertise that you'll develop overtime will help with this.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Easy to Use

2018-12-11

Pros

I just switched from using Joomla for our website and am now using WordPress.

Cons

I'm pretty happy with WordPress. I've used it for about 6 months and am not seeing any downside at this point.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

The best content management system I have used

2018-06-27

I can easily manage and update my website.

Pros

I have used Joomla and other website content management systems, and this is the easiest for posting new articles, and editing the website layout.

Cons

There are not many ecommerce related add ons and plugins. It's better for a general website or blog rather than an ecommerce platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dennis Woodward

Web Standard for the Non-Techie

2018-09-19

Pros

The best part of WP is that the updates are in-place and do not necessarily scare you into thinking you need to download the database and such (although it is always a good idea because you never know). This platform is the easiest of the modern web platforms to maintain and update and the free (and paid) widgets are plentiful.

Cons

If you are familiar with other platforms such as Joomla, you will find that WP is a bit less customizable without a thorough knowledge of how the template is structured.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mike Demopoulos

Great free CMS

2019-03-15

I have also been able to use cross CMS frameworks like Gantry to deploy sites across Joomla and WordPress.

Pros

It is a easy to use CMS that is focused on helping people publish their own content. Being able to help users get online quickley and manage their own comntent is very useful. In addition all the 3rd party theme and plugin support helps you extend it for your unique needs.

Cons

People are often confused on WordPress.com vs the WordPress CMS (aka WordPress.org). This has users think they need to get hosting via WordPress.com vs the host of their choice often times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Bridget Bredenkamp

I only use Wordpress if I have to.

2017-11-14

Pros

That, and if the client specifically requests it. I'm a Joomla user, for sure.

Cons

Once you've used Joomla, this will feel so clunky.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard Stoffan

My only option for website creation

2018-11-28

I didn't even think about something else like Joomla or something else, because there is only one CMS, which deserves my time - Wordpress.

Pros

Simply everything. In the very past versions it was a bit difficult to setup database and web hosting to work together and setup the Wordpress itself. But that was also caused by domain name & web hosting providers. Nowdays there is nothing easier than Wordpress, especially if you have powerful hosting provider, where you bought also your domain. In such case you are able to deploy Wordpress by one click - database is created, linked, associated with your new Wordpress website, security settings are automatically implemented to protect your website. You just need to find your favorite template and fulfill your web with the content. I am a bit afraid of v5, but maybe it will be just a matter of getting used to it (once it will become mandatory to use /if ever/).

Cons

Sorry, but I have no Cons to mention in regards to Wordpress. I can imagine that for very beginner users of Wordpress they need to understand how does it work, that you need to have hosting with database, which has to be linked, but it is nothing difficult to get or setup if you have good hosting provider.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, 501-1000 employees)

The best content managing system out there

2018-08-28

Its so much better than Joomla or Drupal.

Pros

It has everything you need for a website that works for you. So easy to create blog posts or new pages and add images/videos to them. There are loads of themes and plugins to choose from so you can alter the design or functionally to suite your needs.

Cons

There is so many themes, plugins, features it can be a bit overwhelming for normal users and they wouldn't know where to start.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Shaw

Good CMS but I'm sticking with Wordpress

2019-02-16

Pros

This CMS is a great option if you are creating a social network or community-driven site -and/or you have a bunch of different authors creating content.

Cons

Joomla is quite a bit more complicated than Wordpress without a ton of advantages over wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Étienne Clerc

Similar to WordPress but worse

2019-02-28

It was great for a while until WordPress came along, now we just use WordPress!

Pros

It is relatively easy to use, there's a lot of documentation online and most importantly: it's free!

Cons

The overall experience is just not as great as some of the other free alternatives out there (for exemple WordPress). There's less documentation, the interface isn't as modern and intuitive, etc...

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Good Content Management System with an attractive user-friendly interface

2018-04-27

Managing a personal lifestyle blog on Joomla platform.

Pros

Joomla provides the plethora of plugin which adds the number of functionalities into the website. Pretty handle to arrange huge articles with single clicks.

Cons

Joomla is not much customizable like as Wordpress. Joomla is lacking in smart features when it compared with the Wordpress and Drupal.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rushi Bhatt

Joomla was Good but Now its worst as Easy Options are available

2019-01-10

Joomla was good when wordpress was least popular.

Pros

- CMS features to manage the Content - CMS security

Cons

- Complex Coding - Customization is way more difficult - Limited Support - Limited Extension Library

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Jibola Oseni

Joomla, Great CMS

2018-12-31

if you are looking for something more than wordpress, Joomla is the CMS for you. it has what wordpress could have (templates, plugins....)

Pros

Joomla is a great CMS platform, easy to install, it takes between 10 - 15minutes to get started, it has broad navigation system, thousands of plugins available just like WordPress

Cons

Most of the plugins on Joomla are premium

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Danielle Overfield

Definitely not my go-to CMS - sorry!

2019-01-11

Unnecessarily complex - why choose Joomla when you can choose WordPress?

Pros

- You can choose from a number of extensions. - Doesn't seem to run into many security issues.

Cons

- Backend/dashboard far too complex. - Making changes to design of pages etc is really tricky and ends up taking far longer than it should. I.e. even making changes to the main navigation is difficult, especially for novices. - Lack of tutorials/helpful advice.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergey Ponomarenko

We use Joomla more than 4 years.

2018-03-30

Free software, excellent content management system.

Pros

Joomla is ideal for complex websites that require 3+ people to work on them. It's bit sophisticated out of the box (at least out of the box) but as soon as you get used to it (or get some training, e.g. on LinkedIn Lynda.com) - you start to like it.

Cons

Unfortunately, community of Wordpress is larger and there more developers, plug ins etc.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Nate White

Joomla

2019-02-27

Pros

I like the ability to customize my environment.

Cons

Not as many templates as Wordpress and could have some better backup options.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Ngisiro

It has a lot of manual setting to be done compared to other CMS especially WordPress

2018-05-22

Its a good alternative to WordPress and has relatively cheaper themes

Pros

It has a large number of templates to chose from that are relatively cheaper than worpress themes and have good customer support

Cons

Joomla has a steeper learning curve compared to WordPress as its harder to use and has a more complicated interface.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Junior Front-end Developer (Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Quite good CMS to use if you're building simple websites.

2019-02-23

Pros

Enables to precisely configure user permissions so the customer doesn't have any way to break anything.

Cons

People switched to Wordpress a while ago.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Rigger Triviño Yannuzzi

CMS with Joomla! can be

2018-12-12

we used it to manage our web pages, however we changed to wordpress

Pros

We use it before moving to Wordpress. The advantage was the large number of modules that brings you gives work options,

Cons

for beginners is a very complex program to manage web pages. Brings modules that other managers have simplified

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Rick Botha

Free, Open-Source, and Community Supported!

2019-02-15

Joomla has been really easy to use in my environment. I have never struggled with the initial configuration and have always been able to get helped around the implementation of plugins. My sites are lightweight and do not over-utilize the resources available on my servers.

Pros

What I like the most about Joomla is the administration GUI; it makes you feel that you are immersed in a video game. Working on websites feels like leisure, and not the work that it actually is. Joomla is also really well supported by the community and almost all the issues I have ever had were solved by members of the community who could point me in the right direction. Joomla, being open source, leaves me feeling secure, knowing there isn't blatantly malicious code spamming my users.

Cons

What I like the least about Joomla is that, being the second most popular CMS on the net, it doesn't have the same size plugin community as WordPress, and thus it is sometimes difficult to find plugins that compare well with their WordPress equivalents.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Petras Brinko

Try Joomla if you didn't like Wordpress

2017-05-26

Go with Joomla if you are dissatisfied with Wordpress. I would not recommend it f you want to simply blog.

Pros

Joomla provides more flexibility than Wordpress. Joomla is more of a full solution when just installed.

Cons

The user interface and menu logics can be frustrating at time. And probably you will need to read the documentation to fully understand everything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1001-5000 employees)

Probably powerful in the right hands

2018-06-21

Pros

Joomla can create much more robust websites and high-end applications than other CMSs like Wordpress

Cons

Lacks a lot of the DIY features that Wordpress has. Also lacks the support and 3rd party development.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, 1001-5000 employees)

Joomla

2018-08-06

Robust system, excellent ecosystem.

Pros

Joomla is robust and can be used in serious projects with several collaborators working together.

Cons

Essential tools are free, but more people use Wordpress and thus it is difficult to find developers and tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Design company, myself only employees)

Joomla is a great cms alternative to Wordpress

2019-02-13

I feel that my joomla sites have been more easy to update and more stable than the Wordpress ones as the years have went by.

Pros

I’ve tried to love Wordpress but find myself always going back to joomla.

Cons

I think akeeba backup should partner with joomla and make akeeba a core feature of the cms :) but it’s still easy to install myself and run backups :) so no problem.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Collins Mony

Joomla is the option is you have no option using Wordpress or Drupal

2018-08-21

Pros

It's easy to use CMS, but there are much better options

Cons

With wordpress dominating the entire CMS market, it's hard to say Joomla's fate unless they come up with a new value

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Networking company, 201-500 employees)

Joomla is a good platform for building an website.

2018-12-18

Pros

Joomla is famous when it comes to create a website. It is a platform where we can create a website and can share the content over web.

Cons

I don't like Joomla becasue it is very complex and not easy as easy as wordpress. The features are very less.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Graphic Design company, 1-10 employees)

Fast, powerful, secure,

2018-12-19

Although I have given Wordpress a try and made a few web sites with it for my clients, Joomla keeps on being my favorite CMS.

Pros

Joomla is way faster than Wordpress. It doesn't make two types of content like it's competitor.

Cons

It doesn't need fast hosting server like Wordpress does.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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hussain Sarwar

Verified Reviewer

great experience and loved it

2018-07-08

Pros

I have loved developing websites with Joomla. It is a time saving and incredibly efficient platform. highly recommended!

Cons

unlike Wordpress, it doesn't have a vast range of templates and one has to work really hard to find a perfect template.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 201-500 employees)

Joomla vs. Drupal: That's what it really comes down to for your website.

2018-07-19

Be prepared for some design help, and a bit of programming help, compared to simple 'website builders' or even Wordpress, if you need a bigger and more complicated and interactive website.

Pros

Wordpress rules the Internet.

Cons

We tried implementing Joomla for a few specific reasons (basically we couldn't get what we wanted from other platforms without a lot of paid customization). We know there are plenty of websites running Joomla, and plenty of people love it. In many ways, it comes down to what you're familiar with and what you like. For us, though, the user and admin interfaces in DRUPAL were easier to learn than Joomla (especially the 'new' Drupal 8). So, the backend of Joomla could use some refinement, in our humble opinion.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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William Fulton

Great standard CMS features extended greatly robust extensions development community.

2018-06-26

CMS base platform that is easy to secure and develop on if you have the time and patience to ramp up on the software.

Pros

Much easier to secure than Wordpress.

Cons

It isn't as simple as installing and pushing a few buttons like Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jesús Briceño

High quality CMS

2018-11-29

develop multiple websites with this CMS, with great performance and professionalism

Pros

excellent administrative panel, development of fresh and very professional web applications. High integration of plugins

Cons

I have nothing negative to add to this CMS, since it is one of my favorites, even exceeding the expectations of wordpress and drupal

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luke Mounsey

Joomla Review

2019-01-29

Built several eCommerce websites with it.

Pros

Has a nice plugin for eCommerce (VirtueMart).

Cons

Was a real pain to work with and customize. (WordPress was far easier to learn).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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saman masood

incredible so far

2018-06-06

Pros

It has a very vast range of templates available online which can be found very easily. It is a perfect platform for programmers.

Cons

one thing you must consider before using it, you should learn to code first because it is not as simple as Wordpress or wix.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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