Craft vs. Joomla!

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Craft
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Craft, from the company of the same name in Tel Aviv, is presented by the vendor as a better way for Product Managers to manage and plan their products in agile environment.N/A
Joomla
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Joomla! is a free and open source content management system used to publish web content. Included features are page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, a search function, and support for language internationalization.N/A
Pricing
CraftJoomla!
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CraftJoomla
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
CraftJoomla!
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Craft
-
Ratings
Joomla!
7.0
44 Ratings
14% below category average
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings7.044 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Craft
-
Ratings
Joomla!
6.5
41 Ratings
17% below category average
API00 Ratings7.039 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language00 Ratings6.140 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Craft
-
Ratings
Joomla!
7.2
47 Ratings
5% below category average
WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings6.046 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
Admin section00 Ratings8.443 Ratings
Page templates00 Ratings7.045 Ratings
Library of website themes00 Ratings9.043 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design00 Ratings7.043 Ratings
Publishing workflow00 Ratings6.143 Ratings
Form generator00 Ratings6.039 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Craft
-
Ratings
Joomla!
6.6
45 Ratings
10% below category average
Content taxonomy00 Ratings8.044 Ratings
SEO support00 Ratings7.044 Ratings
Bulk management00 Ratings4.142 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions00 Ratings8.045 Ratings
Community / comment management00 Ratings6.143 Ratings
Best Alternatives
CraftJoomla!
Small Businesses
Notion
Notion
Score 8.8 out of 10
Divi
Divi
Score 9.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
ProductPlan
ProductPlan
Score 9.5 out of 10
Image Relay
Image Relay
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Miro
Miro
Score 9.0 out of 10
Tridion
Tridion
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
CraftJoomla!
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(7 ratings)
6.1
(68 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(28 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(2 ratings)
10.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
CraftJoomla!
Likelihood to Recommend
Craft
Craft is really well suited for any size design team - I have used it within a team of 3, and within a team of 30. It helps with collaboration within the team, and between external teams through 'sync' with Invision. It increases efficiency of using Sketch with things like 'data', 'duplicate', and 'stock'. These tools not only make designing faster, but also more realistic, allowing us to 'test' our designs sooner.
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The Joomla Project
It seems with the release of Joomla! 4 that the weak areas have all been covered. Its always been good for the mid-level small to large business, the blogging was WP, and the large-scale enterprise was probably bespoke. But the new interface is so simple it seems pointless using WP when Joomla! is as easy and can then grow as big as you like. The Workflows feature which allows you to set up work pipelines easily is going to be a boom to any larger enterprise sites. Couples with the new API which I got to see at one of their user groups, is amazing. They were creating articles on one site then another site was taking the feed directly for just certain categories. Really blows your mind what you could do with that and the new workflows.
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Pros
Craft
  • Craft is built to digital products developers, so its workflow is great.
  • It has a very nice interface and is a beautiful tool.
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The Joomla Project
  • We use Joomla to build our websites and web applications because of its incredible intuitiveness and tools to make everything more manageable.
  • Its working environment is quite comfortable for my development team, and its web design resources significantly speed up our work when carrying out web development projects.
  • It allows you to use blocks to create and visually manage websites and divide them into different categories without programming knowledge.
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Cons
Craft
  • tools hard to understand
  • user interface is a bit tricky for some who is not familiar with these apps
  • detailed control page with more formatting options
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The Joomla Project
  • Because Joomla's user community is smaller than WP, it lacks as many choices from 3rd party developers, meaning it can be a little more difficult to find the right extension for what you need to accomplish
  • Along the same vein, most of the best 3rd-party software for Joomla! is paid
  • Simple features such as Add to Menu and Cache cleaners should be adopted as part of the Joomla! core, though they are available as extensions
  • Joomla! could use a simpler and easier URL rewriting process
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Likelihood to Renew
Craft
No answers on this topic
The Joomla Project
I gave it a rating of 10 because I just love how Joomla! works, how it is set up and how it handles many users. Also it is very fast, and there is no overload on the MySQL database or servers ever.
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Usability
Craft
No answers on this topic
The Joomla Project
Joomla! 3.x is easily installed either manually or via a script provided by your host. It contains most of the tools needed to begin creating websites right from the start. Those features that it doesn't have are easily installed via links and buttons from the thousands of extensions available in the community
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Performance
Craft
No answers on this topic
The Joomla Project
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 Rating
Craft
Responsive chat with founders to answer any questions you have.
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The Joomla Project
Between the core Joomla developers who are excellent at answering questions and providing support, you have a whole community of developers who work with Joomla and are happy to help fellow developers out answering questions and supporting the Joomla project. Out of the many communities I am involved in for open-source software, Joomla's community is by far the best.
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Online Training
Craft
No answers on this topic
The Joomla Project
It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
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Implementation Rating
Craft
No answers on this topic
The Joomla Project
Joomla has gone through tremendous growing pains. It is now better than ever. But before, when it was going from 1.5-2.5, the templates and plugins would break over and over again. If you don't understand what Joomla was trying to do back then, you might have a bad attitude toward it. Today, those pains are over and things don't break like they used to during that time period.
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Alternatives Considered
Craft
Craft was originally developed in response to ExpressionEngine's shortcomings. While ExpressionEngine has caught up in some regards, it still looks and feels a bit unpolished by comparison. Additionally, ExpressionEngine's vendor has never gotten UI right - not on their website, nor in their CMS. Craft remains easier to use, more polished and provides a wider feature set in its base install (without needing plugins). As for WordPress - while I recognize its massive popularity, I find its reliance on themes, third-party plugins, along with security shortcomings, make it a poor fit for the larger custom projects we build. On the other hand, if you want to throw up a passable website in a day, you can't beat WordPress.
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The Joomla Project
We tested other platforms like WordPress, Magento and some local CMS. 
But Joomla offered us better resources for generating content.
Joomla is a CMS suitable for many types of projects, especially if you have several people editing content at the same time.
It allows you to maintain visual standardization and offers many options for working with images.
With its ability to control access to different articles, categories or even different components, it is a great tool, even if they are managed by different people.
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Return on Investment
Craft
  • Easy to keep track of notes in a more structured way than a long single document that gets added to over time.
  • Great for sharing with collaborators.
  • Allows for quick draft creation which produces better final documents.
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The Joomla Project
  • Joomla has reduced our costs of rolling out a new website because it uses less developer time and can be rolled out by individual users as needed.
  • Joomla has a lot of extensions and add-ons that make it easy to create and implement advanced solutions quickly.
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