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Joomla

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Score 9.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Using Joomla!, you don't need to be a web development expert to build the most creative websites; it provides everything you need and is quite intuitive. Most tasks can be easily accomplished using Joomla! modules. The benefits of Joomla! include learning site analysis, metadata, structure, and navigation to create a professional website. It's worth it.
Sergey Gvozdetskiy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

If you need a fast, robust and reliable server side framework that allows you to write JS on the backend and therefore have your project in one language - Node.js is a stand out choice. It can easily handle heavy traffic on very little resources (CPU and memory usage is very efficient). I can't recommend it enough, it is such a pleasure to work with - I feel it gave me back my career. I was so bored with the banality of .NET, I had also come to dislike it's overly convoluted and complicated class structure. Node.js was the fresh start I needed, it can be as simple or as complicated as you like - but even at it's most complicated it can still beat the pants off .NET core any day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.2
Node.js
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.2
Node.js

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
7.8
Node.js
API
Joomla
7.5
Node.js
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.1
Node.js

Web Content Creation

Joomla
7.5
Node.js
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.2
Node.js
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.7
Node.js
Admin section
Joomla
8.1
Node.js
Page templates
Joomla
7.3
Node.js
Library of website themes
Joomla
7.3
Node.js
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
7.5
Node.js
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.5
Node.js
Form generator
Joomla
7.8
Node.js

Web Content Management

Joomla
7.5
Node.js
Content taxonomy
Joomla
7.8
Node.js
SEO support
Joomla
7.2
Node.js
Bulk management
Joomla
7.3
Node.js
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
7.3
Node.js
Community / comment management
Joomla
7.8
Node.js

Pros

Joomla

  • Multiple templates assigned on a page-level basis allow fine-grained control of your site design
  • Excellent ACL out-of-the-box means you can have a mutli-user website up and running without needing to install anything additional
  • Straightforward control panel and useful help features and documentation make it easy for people to manage their own websites
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

  • C and C++ plugins are good for heavy calculations.
  • Easy to use and maintain with a little knowledge of Javascript.
  • A wide range of json support.
  • It provide robust technology to work.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Joomla

  • Updating was never as seamless/easy as it seems to be with Wordpress. Obviously we accounted for this with our own workflow/methods, but I remember whenever we did WordPress updates it always seemed a breeze compared to the time/energy involved with a Joomla update/upgrade.
  • For a while (I think this has changed some) Joomla left itself open to attacks when administrators were not as well versed as they should be. There were developer additions that did security checks/audits for you, but the CMS was the subject of a lot of attacks when left in the hands of our clients for a long time (who had changed permissions to make editing easier/convenient). Ideally the CMS would have been more restrictive on some of these things to prevent easy abuse. Obviously this is more the fault of the misinformed/human then the CMS, but it could have been more dummy-proof.
  • No native versioning. There are some community extensions that add this functionality, but they pale in comparison to the versioning plugins of other CMS's (WordPress specifically). Again this was some time ago and in our experience, it could have changed by now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

  • There are no cons in the approach we use.
Jedrzej Marciniak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Leontine Vandermeer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 7 answers
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
Rita Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Jen Garfinkel-Canseco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

Node.js 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Node.js is easy and good to use, their support team is also good they always tend to help you, and solve your problem,even we know that Node is free to use and opensource but then also we get support from them but for getting much better results we need to purchase standard or enterprises support provided by them.
Tanay Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
James Fauria | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Joomla

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.
Fernanda Ministerio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

Other alternatives would be Python or Ruby, both of which are inferior in terms of performance, usability, scalability, and error handling.
Adam Stern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Joomla

  • 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.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Node.js

  • Node.js allows us to get more systems up and running quicker
  • Zero cost
  • Robustness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

Node.js

General

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

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