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Missing the Mark - Joomla!'s SEO and Mobile Optimization Capabilities Need An Upgrade
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August 28, 2018

Missing the Mark - Joomla!'s SEO and Mobile Optimization Capabilities Need An Upgrade

Score 3 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Joomla!

Joomla is used by half of our small team, so roughly 4 people, all with varying levels of CMS experience and Joomla-specific knowledge. This was a legacy platform used by the firm and we have continued to use it as our primary website CMS.
  • Speedy publishing (ability to push content live)
  • Joomla extensions providing flexibility
  • Various permission levels for content access
  • Not necessarily SEO-friendly
  • Various extensions are not always compatible with one another
  • Overall UI and UX of the CMS itself is confusing and often takes way too much time to ramp; it's not very "user-friendly" to borrow a buzzword, and it often takes new team members longer than anticipated to ramp up and feel comfortable using the platform
  • Lack of safety and security features to protect site content and user/member information collected through the platform
  • No ROI
  • Low web traffic via poor SEO optimization
  • Difficult to navigation and workflow, hard to get up to speed quickly on usability, especially extensions and plug-in capabilities
  • No dynamic pages
Overall, I think Joomla! stacks up low compared to the above platforms, particularly through a lens of SEO and mobile responsiveness.
Content Author / Administrator
Joomla! is best suited for developer-types and those with more advanced knowledge of navigating CMS systems. I find it difficult to manage SEO-centric websites as opposed to ones with more visual assets. More creative departments or marketing teams may not be best suited for Joomla! and may prefer a more user-friendly interface like WordPress.

Joomla Feature Ratings

WYSIWYG editor
4
Code quality / cleanliness
8
Admin section
7
Page templates
2
Library of website themes
3
Mobile optimization / responsive design
1
Publishing workflow
5
Form generator
5
Content taxonomy
2
SEO support
1
Bulk management
6
Availability / breadth of extensions
5
Community / comment management
3
API
5
Internationalization / multi-language
5
Role-based user permissions
7