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Score 7.2 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla! is one of the best open-source to create and build web portal and applications. Especially related with e-Commerce project. From the beginning of its appearance until now, Joomla already received many awards in the IT industry. With this extensive and flexible features, this Joomla! platform will suitable for many industries from small to corporate company.Again there will be no silver bullet for all purpose. For someone that require very high customization on their website then Joomla! is not for them.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.5
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.5

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
7.9
API
Joomla
7.5
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.3

Web Content Creation

Joomla
6.9
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.4
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.2
Admin section
Joomla
7.6
Page templates
Joomla
6.5
Library of website themes
Joomla
6.5
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
6.2
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.3
Form generator
Joomla
6.3

Web Content Management

Joomla
7.0
Content taxonomy
Joomla
6.8
SEO support
Joomla
6.4
Bulk management
Joomla
7.3
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
7.3
Community / comment management
Joomla
7.0

Pros

Joomla

  • Framework stability and continuous development by a dedicated group of developers
  • Comprehensive network of extension developers providing a wide range of solutions via components, modules and plugins that will accomplish virtually any web related functionality goal
  • Well organized, active support community that is communicative and easy to tap in to.
  • Reasonably priced template options offered by a variety of professional companies focused on the ongoing development of cutting edge templates to reflect the latest trends and features.
  • Easy to customize and build off of without the need for repeated redevelopment when the time comes to revamp and renew a sites' look/feel
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Cons

Joomla

  • Joomla! is open source and therefore does not provide immediate support for the product. If a problem occurs during setup or operation the best way to solve a problem is report it to the Joomla! community support, but a quick fix to your problem is not guaranteed.
  • Joomla!'s data is held (typically) in a MySQL database that the user will never see. When a Joomla! site becomes very large with an extensive number of users and/or information it can become sluggish, but this can be mitigated with some basic database management skills, specifically someone who can create new indexes, procedures or someone who knows the data well enough to archive at a certain point.
  • Content Management Solutions, such as Joomla!, continuously update and change with the market requirements and security requirements of the online community. I would like to see a standardized backup and restore process implemented so that if a user does upgrade there system it is easily reverted and or changes are tracked more thoroughly.
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Likelihood to Renew

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
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

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
I think it is a great application that allows people to start using right away but has the features for more complex users.
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Performance

Joomla

Joomla 7.8
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

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
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

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
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

Joomla

The other big players are Wordpress and Drupal. I'm sure there are more but I haven't used them. Joomla! stacks up really well against its competitors. I would think that Wordpress is the biggest competitor and has taken over the market by storm, but I still feel it is not at the level of Joomla! and if I had a client with a large organization, I would recommend Joomla! and not Wordpress. For a simple website I would recommend Wordpress. My customer was already using Joomla! when I acquired them, so I didn't make that choice myself but I can see why the previous webmaster chose Joomla! over any other CMS.
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Return on Investment

Joomla

  • Excellent ROI as far as my clients are concerned. Regarding me, I rapidly complete projects so they incur less billing. For themselves, they find they get more done, more efficiently, more quickly.
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Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

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