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Likelihood to Recommend

Joomla

Joomla is well suited for 90% of website development projects. The only time I use WordPress is when I want to create a quick and dirty landing page type website and only then because I have a smooth extension that converts the WordPress environment into a basic landing page development platform. Otherwise, I am a Joomla lover and will always turn to it to rely on it's flexibility and robust options. Once you grasp the basic concepts of how the platform works, the sky is the limit in terms of development of function. It just makes sense.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast SEO is perfect for companies using WordPress as their CMS that are interested in best practices for SEO, but maybe do not have the necessary resources to either outsource or to internally find talent. We have the ability to modify header tags, meta descriptions and more from every webpage we have on our site.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Joomla
8.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Role-based user permissions
Joomla
8.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Platform & Infrastructure

Joomla
7.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
API
Joomla
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Creation

Joomla
6.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Admin section
Joomla
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Page templates
Joomla
6.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Library of website themes
Joomla
6.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
5.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Form generator
Joomla
6.1
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Management

Joomla
6.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Content taxonomy
Joomla
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
SEO support
Joomla
6.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Bulk management
Joomla
7.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Community / comment management
Joomla
6.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

SEO

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Keyword analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.3
Backlink management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
SERP ranking tracking
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Page grader
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Competitive analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.1
Site audit / diagnostics
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Site recommendations
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4
Task management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6

SEO Channels

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5
Local SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Social SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Mobile SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Global SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Multi-domain support
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5

Pros

  • It does an amazing job of posting articles and posting them in several different styles, such as blog style. This way the newest articles are always on top.
  • The linking and navigation is very well designed within Joomla!. It's very easy to create menus on the fly, links to content or to anything else.
  • The user interface is very well laid out and designed. The different options available for publishing an article are endless. It is very easy to work within Joomla!
  • Search engine optimization is handled very well within Joomla! Articles and pages automatically take the words from the title. The website performs very well in the search engines, the newest articles always show up on google's first page.
  • The entire setup of Joomla! is ideal for online newspapers, magazines and more. You can set a publish date and time, or a time to unpublished something.
  • With the huge range of modules available for Joomla! there is really nothing you can't do with this program. Whether it's a simple website or a very large online magazine or newspaper, or non-profit, whether the administration is done by one person or an entire team, it all works flawlessly.
  • Joomla! allows for many users and user roles which makes managing an online business a breeze.
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  • The Yoast WordPress SEO plug-in makes managing your metadata very easy.
  • The free version is a great tool that enables you to easily put in focus keywords, meta titles, and meta descriptions.
  • The paid version enables you to automatically assess the viability of your page for your focus keywords.
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Cons

  • Joomla!'s organization consists of a front-end and a backend (called the Administrator). The Administrator area is meant to be intuitive but falls short because of the complexity of its structure -- areas where you perform work. There is a strong learning curve to get used to modules, plug-ins, and components plus articles and categories and how they work together.
  • Joomla! has a rigid structure that allows only certain types of pages, namely blogs and lists of articles based on how you classify subjects. Everything in Joomla! is an article. You have to know content strategy to add appropriate keywords to ensure that your articles show up on the appropriate pages either with others tagged similarly, or by themselves. Navigation is based upon these keywords as well. You need to design the site before you jump in and add articles.
  • Joomla! is built using PHP and runs on an Apache server. As such, it is not totally secure from malicious attacks at the server level. Extra care has to be taken to set up passwords, roles, and permissions to ensure that spammers and hackers cannot touch the database or Administrator.
  • Joomla! is not meant to handle more than a medium- to small-sized website with up to one million concurrent users. It can be placed on the Cloud, such as Amazon Web Services, where instances of the platform can take more users, but it is not enterprise-level software.
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  • very simple. not to be used for advanced SEO (beyond my skill set) but I think a very good tool for a smaller website
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Likelihood to Renew

Joomla10.0
Based on 28 answers
Joomla! is currently being overhauled at version 3.2 but has many users also running version 2.5.18 which is still maintained by its community of programmers. The shear size of its user base tells me that it will be supported and grow for long years to come. The constant modernizing of the platform and the dedication of its vast add-on community tells me that it will continue to spread as the content management platform of choice for medium-sized projects. Companies are looking for ways to save money and Joomla!'s Open Source license makes it a strong candidate for websites. It is inexpensive to run and efficiently updated by users. It can be cloned on the Cloud for high numbers of users. A small team can set up a Joomla! site in a week.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
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Usability

Joomla9.9
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
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
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Performance

Joomla7.8
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

Joomla10.0
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

Joomla8.7
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 is one of the least intuitive options and has had some issues with updates in the past, as compared to WordPress. Magento has similar issues, but Joomla doesn't have as much flexibility as Magento (and of course, Joomla does not have e-commerce features built-in). Unfortunately, it's in the mushy middle as I see it.
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Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins are the best-in-class tools. They are better than what we have used before because they are more robust and have greater capabilities. In today's fast-paced business world, our company doesn't have time to utilize a bunch of different SEO tools and plugins. Not only might they conflict with each other and cause problems with our website, it would entail running multiple reports and wasting valuable content writing time. With Yoast WordPress SEO Plugins, I get everything I need with a link on our website's backend.
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Return on Investment

  • It allows the management of website content by a wider range of clients and team members.
  • Its framework makes certain types of features easier to develop (rather than building from scratch).
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  • With the help of Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins, I have worked more efficiently and ensured that all website pages and blog posts are optimized.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins have helped me quickly identify website pages and posts that need improvement, which saves the hassle of going through pages one at a time to try and identify problem areas.
  • Our website's SERP rankings (for our targeted keywords and long-tail keywords) and page rank have improved dramatically since we started using Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins.
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Pricing Details

Joomla

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

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