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Joomla

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla! is a great CMS for companies who are looking for flexibility and extensibility. With the right set of extensions, it's extremely secure and able to power any type of website, from simple to complex. Any time a business wants to do more than just put up content and pretty pictures on their website, Joomla! is my recommendation. For companies, however, that are looking for simple brochure websites without a lot of complexity, it might be too much. Also, for companies that are looking for enterprise-level solutions with white-glove support, an open-source CMS may generally not be the best path, unless they also have a dedicated vendor who provides that type of support.
Lisa Keyser | TrustRadius Reviewer

PrestaShop

Prestashop offers a quick solution for companies who want a scalable solution in less time and with a low budget requirement. It's perfect for startup and pilot-projects. For example, it's very hard to put Prestashop in the middle of a multi-channel business due to security risks, difficult to exchange data from one database to another, API requests and more.
Marco Casieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.8
PrestaShop
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.8
PrestaShop

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
8.5
PrestaShop
API
Joomla
8.2
PrestaShop
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.7
PrestaShop

Web Content Creation

Joomla
7.5
PrestaShop
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.2
PrestaShop
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.6
PrestaShop
Admin section
Joomla
8.4
PrestaShop
Page templates
Joomla
7.5
PrestaShop
Library of website themes
Joomla
7.4
PrestaShop
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
7.4
PrestaShop
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.2
PrestaShop
Form generator
Joomla
6.9
PrestaShop

Web Content Management

Joomla
8.0
PrestaShop
Content taxonomy
Joomla
8.2
PrestaShop
SEO support
Joomla
7.6
PrestaShop
Bulk management
Joomla
8.0
PrestaShop
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
8.2
PrestaShop
Community / comment management
Joomla
8.1
PrestaShop

Online Storefront

Joomla
PrestaShop
6.1
Product catalog & listings
Joomla
PrestaShop
7.0
Product management
Joomla
PrestaShop
7.0
Bulk product upload
Joomla
PrestaShop
4.8
Branding
Joomla
PrestaShop
5.3
Mobile storefront
Joomla
PrestaShop
5.3
Product variations
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.4
Website integration
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.0
Visual customization
Joomla
PrestaShop
5.9
CMS
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.9

Online Shopping Cart

Joomla
PrestaShop
7.2
Abandoned cart recovery
Joomla
PrestaShop
8.0
Checkout user experience
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.4

Online Payment System

Joomla
PrestaShop
6.9
eCommerce security
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.9

eCommerce Marketing

Joomla
PrestaShop
7.0
Promotions & discounts
Joomla
PrestaShop
7.0
Personalized recommendations
Joomla
PrestaShop
8.0
SEO
Joomla
PrestaShop
5.9

eCommerce Business Management

Joomla
PrestaShop
6.0
Multi-site management
Joomla
PrestaShop
3.9
Order processing
Joomla
PrestaShop
7.0
Inventory management
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.4
Shipping
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.9
Custom functionality
Joomla
PrestaShop
6.0

Pros

Joomla

  • It is very easy to create any project using Joomla. Easy to use and easy to publish and maintain.
  • Joomla! has many add-on and extensions to support the full range of features.
  • It is based on Open Source with the strong support from many communities
Ilham AB | TrustRadius Reviewer

PrestaShop

  • Easy to install and have up quickly.
  • Lots of potential for customization and development overrides to shape the system the way it is needed.
  • Constant upgrades and bug fixes.
  • Lots of add-ons to choose.
Shay O'Neil | 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

PrestaShop

  • Inconvenient bugs
  • Instability
  • Limited demo site
Anonymous | 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

PrestaShop

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

PrestaShop

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

PrestaShop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

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

PrestaShop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

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

PrestaShop

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Joomla

I think Joomla is on-par with Drupal and Umbraco and similar platforms, but WordPress does seem to be above it. WordPress has become so common that there are more and more features becoming available to it that exceed the Joomla platform and make it hard to compete with. WordPress is also a lot easier for new users to get into and understand, but Joomla is still relatively simple.
Miles Szkoda | TrustRadius Reviewer

PrestaShop

From a developer point of view Prestashop offers more than other similar platforms.
Marco Casieri | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Joomla

  • Reduces Maintenance Expense - Simple interface saves clients money on site management by allowing inhouse management where desired
  • Ease of Updating - Reduces website upgrade expense by allowing template upgrades without the need for redevelopment of content
  • Scalability is huge - Client gains entry to an enterprise level web presence with a smaller budget and can grow/add functionality as the budget allows without a redevelopment of the entire site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PrestaShop

  • Not sure, it is the only e-commerce platform we have used.
Shay O'Neil | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

PrestaShop

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla
8.2
PrestaShop
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Joomla
10.0
PrestaShop

Usability

Joomla
9.9
PrestaShop

Reliability and Availability

Joomla
9.9
PrestaShop

Performance

Joomla
7.8
PrestaShop

Support

Joomla
10.0
PrestaShop

Online Training

Joomla
6.0
PrestaShop

Implementation

Joomla
8.7
PrestaShop

Scalability

Joomla
9.9
PrestaShop

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