Joomla! vs. PrestaShop

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
PrestaShop
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PrestaShop is a free, open source e-commerce solution available under the Open Software License and officially launched in August 2007. The software is written in PHP and based on the Smarty template engine and is currently used by 165,000 shops worldwide. The PrestaShop group was founded in Paris, with a second Headquarters opened in Miami in 2011. PrestaShop is translated into 63 languages, with English, French, Portuguese, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish and Russian having full…N/A
Pricing
Joomla!PrestaShop
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JoomlaPrestaShop
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Joomla!PrestaShop
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
7.0
44 Ratings
14% below category average
PrestaShop
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions7.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform & Infrastructure
Comparison of Platform & Infrastructure features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
6.5
41 Ratings
17% below category average
PrestaShop
-
Ratings
API7.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Internationalization / multi-language6.040 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Creation
Comparison of Web Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
7.2
47 Ratings
5% below category average
PrestaShop
-
Ratings
WYSIWYG editor6.046 Ratings00 Ratings
Code quality / cleanliness8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Admin section8.443 Ratings00 Ratings
Page templates7.045 Ratings00 Ratings
Library of website themes9.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile optimization / responsive design7.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Publishing workflow6.143 Ratings00 Ratings
Form generator6.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Web Content Management
Comparison of Web Content Management features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
6.6
45 Ratings
11% below category average
PrestaShop
-
Ratings
Content taxonomy8.044 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO support7.044 Ratings00 Ratings
Bulk management4.142 Ratings00 Ratings
Availability / breadth of extensions8.045 Ratings00 Ratings
Community / comment management6.043 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Storefront
Comparison of Online Storefront features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
-
Ratings
PrestaShop
7.3
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Product catalog & listings00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product management00 Ratings7.75 Ratings
Bulk product upload00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Branding00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Mobile storefront00 Ratings9.75 Ratings
Product variations00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Website integration00 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Visual customization00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
CMS00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Online Shopping Cart
Comparison of Online Shopping Cart features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
-
Ratings
PrestaShop
6.9
5 Ratings
9% below category average
Abandoned cart recovery00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Checkout user experience00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Online Payment System
Comparison of Online Payment System features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
-
Ratings
PrestaShop
7.8
5 Ratings
6% below category average
eCommerce security00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
eCommerce Marketing
Comparison of eCommerce Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
-
Ratings
PrestaShop
6.6
12 Ratings
12% below category average
Promotions & discounts00 Ratings7.95 Ratings
Personalized recommendations00 Ratings5.14 Ratings
SEO00 Ratings6.912 Ratings
eCommerce Business Management
Comparison of eCommerce Business Management features of Product A and Product B
Joomla!
-
Ratings
PrestaShop
9.0
5 Ratings
15% above category average
Multi-site management00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Order processing00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Inventory management00 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Shipping00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Custom functionality00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Joomla!PrestaShop
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(68 ratings)
7.6
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(28 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.9
(7 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.9
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
7.8
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(4 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.7
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Joomla!PrestaShop
Likelihood to Recommend
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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PrestaShop
This is a great system for small and medium businesses dealing from 1 product to 100,000 products. It is elegant to use and very stable. The system may not be great for converting into a marketplace and the handling of > 1million products. The system is also not suitable for services selling like events, registrations, subscriptions and ticket bookings etc.
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Pros
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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PrestaShop
  • The PayPal button modality was integrated with the PrestaShop system, which helped our clients to complete payments digitally in just a few seconds, this integrated button allowed to streamline many transactions.
  • Performing inventory reviews and modifying the PrestaShop catalog was one of the things that I liked the most, I could make changes to the catalog, make changes to the conditions of the products in the catalog and all those changes were reflected on my website in a instant, no need to wait some time.
  • The PrestaShop system created a digital invoice for each client who made the advance payment of a property, which made it even easier to complete the property negotiation. Customers came to our company with the digital invoice for the advance payment and it was easy to identify the property that was paid, thanks to the digital invoice.
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Cons
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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PrestaShop
  • Not a lot of free templates.
  • Images can sometimes be too compressed and lose their full quality, so better settings for that could be introduced.
  • Being able to change the look of your automatic emails via default settings can also be introduced.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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PrestaShop
Considering the problems we had and still have, 0.
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Usability
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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PrestaShop
The lack of performance and the unstable system make it very hard to use it for a serious e-commerce application.
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Reliability and Availability
The Joomla Project
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
100s of implementation and so far no major security breaches.
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Performance
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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PrestaShop
Some caching and optimization is definitely needed. However, it is not as bloated as other CMSs with lots of plugins needed.
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Support Rating
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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PrestaShop
Since we use PrestaShop OpenSource there is only community support. What we found is that many other users fight with the same problems and there seems no solution or input from the PrestaShop developers' side.
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Online Training
The Joomla Project
It is good if you know Joomla! if not it can get a bit confusing
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PrestaShop
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
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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PrestaShop
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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PrestaShop
It's a no-brainer for e-commerce stores. BigCommerce and Magento both far out-distanced PrestaShop in every major category. If you're just getting into e-commerce, I would highly recommend either BigCommerce or Magento. Their online documentation and support far outweigh any advantages you'd have over going with an open source software like PrestaShop.
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Scalability
The Joomla Project
No answers on this topic
PrestaShop
This is the best example of "If it's not broken, don't fix it!".
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Return on Investment
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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PrestaShop
  • It slowed down our Hosting service. Our website took a long time to fully load on our clients' devices due to the high consumption of the integration with the PrestaShop service.
  • It provided us with a fast billing service, where our clients obtained invoices in PDF mode for the electronic payments they made for the properties. These digital invoices helped us to recognize the property they wanted faster and streamlined the negotiation process.
  • The templates that had an optimized design, were too expensive, this caused that our catalog design was very simple and did not capture the interest of customers.
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