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Amaxus

1 Ratings

Joomla

223 Ratings

Amaxus

1 Ratings
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Score 3 out of 101

Joomla

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Score 7.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amaxus

Amaxus is well suited as a development platform and content management system for companies who have a dedicated, experienced development team because it has such complex functionality. It is not well suited for companies whose main content updater will be a person with limited development experience, because it is so hard to learn and understand how to use.
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Joomla

Joomla is well suited for 90% of website development projects. The only time I use WordPress is when I want to create a quick and dirty landing page type website and only then because I have a smooth extension that converts the WordPress environment into a basic landing page development platform. Otherwise, I am a Joomla lover and will always turn to it to rely on it's flexibility and robust options. Once you grasp the basic concepts of how the platform works, the sky is the limit in terms of development of function. It just makes sense.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Amaxus
9.0
Joomla
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Amaxus
9.0
Joomla
8.5

Web Content Creation

Amaxus
7.4
Joomla
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Amaxus
5.0
Joomla
7.2
Code quality / cleanliness
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.0
Admin section
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.8
Page templates
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
6.2
Library of website themes
Amaxus
8.0
Joomla
6.8
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
5.6
Publishing workflow
Amaxus
8.0
Joomla
7.0
Form generator
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.2

Web Content Management

Amaxus
7.3
Joomla
6.8
Content taxonomy
Amaxus
7.0
Joomla
6.1
Availability / breadth of extensions
Amaxus
10.0
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
Amaxus
5.0
Joomla
7.2
SEO support
Amaxus
Joomla
6.5
Bulk management
Amaxus
Joomla
7.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
7.9
Internationalization / multi-language
Amaxus
6.0
Joomla
8.2
API
Amaxus
Joomla
7.6

Pros

  • There is a lot of flexibility and power with what you can do.
  • The client has a lot of power to make changes on their own without needing a development team.
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  • User management, the creation of custom groups of users, various security levels, and the ability to separate back end from front end users. For example you could grant a customer access to a particular front end page that has content dedicated to them only with a username and password, yet keep them from other customers files on the back end of the system.
  • Numerous free extensions, Joomla provides a solid foundation for whatever kind of site you would like to build and offers a range of not only free templates but free functions such as photo galleries, contact forms, shopping cart functions.
  • Joomla! extension development and customization for plugins and modules. With knowledge of MySQL and PHP a skilled developer, or in many cases, even novice users can create their own extensions. For example, we created a custom FTP front end to share files with users.
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Cons

  • There is a huge learning curve for developers. All our new website builds were going beyond the timeline because of the learning curve.
  • It is very complex and teaching our clients how to use it required several training sessions.
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  • Joomla documentation can be better and clearer. Since the change of Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 to 1.7 to 2.5 to 3.0, the knowledgebase wiki is quite messy and sometimes confusing.
  • Joomla has a lot of hidden functions whereby changing a certain part might affect a totally different part. The link might not be obvious especially for newbies.
  • Joomla version change is quite rapid with the new direction that they are going with. After I mastered Joomla 2.5, we are now moving towards Joomla 3.0 now. The version change is sometimes unwarranted and unnecessary.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Joomla10.0
Based on 28 answers
Just yesterday I started developing a new site using Joomla. I still use WordPress but hands down, Joomla is my go-to solution.
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Usability

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Joomla9.9
Based on 7 answers
It is not a ten only because of its learning curve but again, that is a wise investment of time.
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Performance

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Joomla7.8
Based on 2 answers
Today's Modern Joomla performs very well and is robust and durable. The pages load faster than they ever did in the past and Modern Joomla's integration into other software or systems has become seamless. Modern Joomla sites will last long and will stay running forever.
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Support

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Joomla10.0
Based on 4 answers
I would say the Joomla.org support team does a great job for being volunteers. I however think good 3rd party developers and resources provide excellent support that I utilize often.
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Implementation

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Joomla8.7
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that PHP.ini is set to at least 60 ms for computer priority, 60MB for maximum downloads and 128MB for uploads. This is the minimum. It is best to run Joomla on a business host if you are using a shared hosting environment so that there are fewer accounts on the server. Make sure you have access to the root on CPanel. Be sure to point the DNS to the host and set up all zones prior to implementation and run your new version in a sub-domain hidden from the live version until you are ready to cut over.
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Alternatives Considered

I have used an in-house CMS which was very simple and only allowed the user to update very basic templated content, and I have used Sitecore, which is sort of like a middle-of-the-road. Sitecore is great because it allows for the user to have a lot of control over templates and updating content, but it's not so complex that it is very difficult and time-consuming to learn how to use, like Amaxus.
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Return on Investment

  • It has a negative impact because it put us back on our timelines.
  • It had a negative impact because our customers didn't like the learning curve to use it.
  • It had a negative impact because it caused so much stress among our team to learn it.
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  • Positive: Support of the Joomla platform is surely one of the many reasons people choose to host with our company.
  • Negative: Joomal like any other web app that is not updated frequently can get hacked. This causes additional support overhead for our team. Introduction of native auto-updates would help prevent problems for the end user and hosts alike.
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Pricing Details

Amaxus

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Joomla

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details