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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 Wordpress SEO Plugin is well suited to help you optimize your website's page and blog copy and linking in Wordpress when being created. Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin provides you with a red, orange, or green ranking with tips on how to improve each pages SEO performance. Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin is not intended to be used after your page and post is public and live on the internet.
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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
7.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
API
Joomla
7.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Internationalization / multi-language
Joomla
8.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Creation

Joomla
6.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
WYSIWYG editor
Joomla
7.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Code quality / cleanliness
Joomla
7.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Admin section
Joomla
7.6
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Page templates
Joomla
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Library of website themes
Joomla
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Joomla
6.2
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Publishing workflow
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Form generator
Joomla
6.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Web Content Management

Joomla
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Content taxonomy
Joomla
6.8
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
SEO support
Joomla
6.4
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Bulk management
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Availability / breadth of extensions
Joomla
7.3
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
Community / comment management
Joomla
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

SEO

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.8
Keyword analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5
Backlink management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
SERP ranking tracking
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4
Page grader
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Competitive analysis
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.3
Site audit / diagnostics
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Site recommendations
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Task management
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.4

SEO Channels

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Local SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Social SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.1
Mobile SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Global SEO
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.9
Multi-domain support
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
9.2
Integration with web analytics tools
Joomla
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6

Pros

Joomla

  • Joomla has tons of templates. Some free, some paid. I particularly like Joomla Bamboo templates which are responsive and highly customizable.
  • Joomla has a very strong community that will assist newbies if they have questions. There is also a database of questions, answers and solutions that can assist newbies and solving their problems.
  • Joomla has tons of modules and components. Most of the free ones are sufficient to develop to comprehensive website.
  • Joomla is capable of building a more complex website than wordpress. That said, the learning curve is slightly steeper too.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin is convenient. Since it is plugged into Wordpress itself, we don't have to go to another page or platform to ensure we are optimizing our new pages and posts.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin live scans your page templates, links, and copy when you are creating pages and posts in the backend. As a result, the plugin gives you live tips on how to further optimize your page or post health that you can easily adjust and apply in real-time prior to making the creative live.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin has great training resources. The onboarding process was seamless. The company's training resources make SEO, which is constantly changing and is not an easy topic to grasp, something that is easy to understand. When you understand how it works, you are more likely to put more effort into optimizing your pages.
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Cons

Joomla

  • Joomla documentation can be better and clearer. Since the change of Joomla 1.5 to 1.6 to 1.7 to 2.5 to 3.0, the knowledgebase wiki is quite messy and sometimes confusing.
  • Joomla has a lot of hidden functions whereby changing a certain part might affect a totally different part. The link might not be obvious especially for newbies.
  • Joomla version change is quite rapid with the new direction that they are going with. After I mastered Joomla 2.5, we are now moving towards Joomla 3.0 now. The version change is sometimes unwarranted and unnecessary.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • It shows to slow down the sites I have used it on - so it is slow loading on the end-users part which could discourage them from using the site. It makes a WP site more bloated than it may already be.
  • The premium version is required for some of the simple items. I understand that the programmers have to be paid for the Premium, but more may use it if all or more of the basics were available to test it with.
  • A subscription payment is a bit much in my opinion. The option for support payments would work better, I think. I could get more clients to use the premium if that were the case.
  • Something that I have experienced is that other SEO techniques can't be used, as they often conflict with Yoast.
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Likelihood to Renew

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
Based on 28 answers
After years of offering all three of the top CMS' in regards to development, design, and training experience, I chose four years ago to begin offering and using Joomla exclusively. Client experience has taught me that Joomla simply fits 99% of most requirements.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
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

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
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
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

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.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Joomla

Joomla 10.0
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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Joomla

Joomla 8.7
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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Joomla

WordPress is not a content management system in that it is based upon the concept of blogging where articles are displayed in a linear fashion based on their date of publication. You can make WordPress a CMS through hard work and twisting its navigation system and widgets to fit multiple pages other purposes than blogging, but if you want a medium-sized website for millions of concurrent users, Joomla! is much more versatile and easier to setup and use. WordPress is good for small projects but it also has fewer add-ons (called plug-ins) and they require some coding to work. Joomla! is more fleshed out and usable "out of the box."Drupal is a programmer platform with modules that require coding to fit together into a very flexible array of purposes. It is meant for larger projects but its aesthetics are lacking and you need to get in and code HTML and CSS to customize its look and layout. Joomla!'s community has created thousands of easily-customizable themes to change the look and feel of a website, or you can create a custom theme based on solid frameworks that provide an underlying HTML and CSS structure as well as the ability to customize using the Administrator vs. programming. I choose Joomla! over Drupal even for larger endeavors because it is easier to develop and has a larger user community and more add-ons
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

WooRank also gives on page info regarding SEO but it's very different than how Yoast helps you to build the page. These two programs are great to use together to create a streamlined and well-maintained website that should get alot of organic reach
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Return on Investment

Joomla

  • The question of ROI is significantly more complex than what meets the eye and is not just a number. Can you run/design a business app on joomla! that saves a manufacturer $500K on one SKU, yes! That would indicate a high potential of ROI, but if your business goals requires you to seek funding, joomla! (in the US) can become a hindering block.
  • If you're planning on becoming a marketing firm that builds and manages websites, joomla! has great potential (and a high associated ROI) until you get into a market that is dominated by WordPress sites where joomla! is a stumbling block. This is true for any of the competing platforms as well, by the way.
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • The plugins are free and the premium versions are inexpensive.
  • They have provided us with full control over our WordPress website's meta data, which is crucial to completing our SEO work - this has resulted in successful SEO campaigns and very happy clients.
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Pricing Details

Joomla

General

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

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