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Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla! is intuitive and lends itself to robust, more complex websites. There are powerful extensions though it does not offer as many free plugins compared to other CMS platforms. The functionality is great with a well executed framework. It's easy to get started with little to none technical knowledge which is a big plus
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

WordPress

There is really no scenario where WordPress would not be well suited. I think that, in today's day and age, everyone should have at least a little bit of website design and experience with WordPress as it's used in almost every industry out there. Even if you don't work for any industry, you can have a personal website about yourself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.6
WordPress
8.3
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.6
WordPress
8.3

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
8.3
WordPress
8.3
API
Joomla
8.2
WordPress
8.2
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.4
WordPress
8.4

Web Content Creation

Joomla
7.5
WordPress
8.2
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.0
WordPress
8.6
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.6
WordPress
7.9
Admin section
Joomla
8.5
WordPress
8.2
Page templates
Joomla
7.7
WordPress
8.1
Library of website themes
Joomla
7.4
WordPress
8.9
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
7.5
WordPress
8.3
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.0
WordPress
8.6
Form generator
Joomla
7.2
WordPress
7.1

Web Content Management

Joomla
8.1
WordPress
8.5
Content taxonomy
Joomla
8.3
WordPress
8.8
SEO support
Joomla
8.1
WordPress
8.1
Bulk management
Joomla
7.9
WordPress
7.4
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
8.4
WordPress
9.0
Community / comment management
Joomla
8.0
WordPress
8.9

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

WordPress

  • Ease of use: once a site is built using [WordPress], it is easy to make content updates. Usually, you can just copy/paste your content into a simple text editor (similar to what you would see in a word processor) within WordPress and the content will look great on the frontend of the site.
  • Plugins: Since [WordPress] is an industry standard CMS (content management system), most plugins are available and easy to use within WP.
  • Customizability: [WordPress] is great out of the box, but you can use certain page builders that allow further customizability at the page-level.
Anonymous | 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

WordPress

  • Requires constant updates - as expected with any platform, WordPress requires constant updates - of its core files, any themes, and any plugins; which occasionally can cause issues with the overall design of your site
  • Lacks security - This is not just a WordPress issue, but an issue with individual plugins as well, but by default WordPress lacks basic security measures that would protect your site from hackers. Installing a security plugin is a MUST on WordPress
  • Over-customizable - It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of themes, plugins, and options in the WordPress menu. This is not something that needs to be changed, just can take some time to work through and understand.
Darien Chaffart | 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

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 37 answers
My rating is based on the knowledge I have of the community that WordPress has had built around it for years now. It's as solid as it comes when you talk about community involvement and expansion. There's no other CMS out there that can match-up with it, hands down.
Mathew Riexinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WordPress

WordPress 8.5
Based on 17 answers
The quality of WordPress and ease of use is not comparable to other platforms. It's ideal that WordPress can be managed from any computer and mobile device since it's browser-based. Often with new software, I find there to be a significant steep learning curve; however, with WordPress it's relatively intuitive and there's plenty of available tutorials.
Tory Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

WordPress

WordPress 9.5
Based on 3 answers
Anyone can visit WordPress.org and download a fully functional copy of WordPress free of charge. Additionally, WordPress is offered to users as open-source software, which means that anyone can customize the code to create new applications and make these available to other WordPress users.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WordPress

WordPress 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Mostly, any performance issues have to do with using too many plugins and these can sometimes slow down the overall performance of your site. It is very tempting to start adding lots of plugins to your WordPress site, however, as there are thousands of great plugins to choose from and so many of them help you do amazing things on your site.If you begin to notice performance issues with your WordPress site (e.g. pages being slow to load), there are ways to optimize the performance of your site, but this requires learning the process. WordPress users can learn how to optimize their WordPress sites by downloading the WPTrainMe WordPress training plugin (WPTrainMe.com) and going through the detailed step-by-step WordPress optimization tutorials.
Martin Aranovitch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WordPress

WordPress 8.4
Based on 15 answers
There are forums for WordPress along with the Subreddit. I understand that this is an open-source product so they don't have a company supported helpline (which isn't feasible). It is a bit of a pain trying to Google the right solution for getting help from other experts. However, the support is pretty adequate as there are plenty of resources out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Joomla

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

WordPress

WordPress 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Varies by the person providing training. High marks as it's incredibly easy to find experienced individuals in your community to provide training on any aspect of WordPress from content marketing, SEO, plugin development, theme design, etc. Less than 10 though as the training is community based and expectations for a session you find may fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Joomla

Joomla 6.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is very easy to find online resources to learn how to do just about anything with WordPress.
Lori Berkowitz | 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

WordPress

WordPress 9.0
Based on 11 answers
WordPress is not a great solution if you have:1) A larger site with performance / availability requirements.2) Multiple types of content you want to share - each with its own underlying data structure.3) Multiple sites you need to manage.For very small sites where these needs are not paramount, WordPress is a decent solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

WordPress

Wix was considered but was then rejected once we realized we could not self-host. WordPress allows self-hosting, while Wix does not.Joomla was considered but required much more technical experience on behalf of the people who would be posting content. WordPress is much easier for people who just need to get information out there to use. There is basically no learning curve.Drupal has a small following for themes, as is the add-on market. It's not great for basic sites and blogs, so while we were considering it we found WordPress to be better in most of these regards. There is also a kind-of-steep learning curve to Drupal.
Michael Santangelo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Joomla

Joomla 9.9
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

WordPress

WordPress 10.0
Based on 1 answer
WordPress is completely scalable. You can get started immediately with a very simple "out-of-the box" WordPress installation and then add whatever functionality you need as and when you need it, and continue expanding. Often we will create various WordPress sites on the same domain to handle different aspects of our strategy (e.g. one site for the sales pages, product information and/or a marketing blog, another for delivering products securely through a private membership site, and another for running an affiliate program or other application), and then ties all of these sites together using a common theme and links on each of the site's menus.Additionally, WordPress offers a multisite function that allows organizations and institutions to manage networks of sites managed by separate individual site owners, but centrally administered by the parent organization. You can also expand WordPress into a social networking or community site, forums, etc.The same scalability applies to web design. You can start with a simple design and then scale things up to display sites with amazing visual features, including animations and video effects, sliding images and animated product image galleries, elements that appear and fade from visitor browsers, etc.The scaling possibilities of WordPress are truly endless.
Martin Aranovitch | 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

WordPress

  • There has been a positive impact of WordPress as the objective of providing e-learning is achieved to a greater extent.
  • It provides support to youtube, twitter , facebook etc the market can be easily built up.
  • Free services or domains are valuable.
Sridevi Patil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

WordPress

General

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

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