A question that is commonly seen around the open source community of web developers and bloggers is the comparison of using Joomla vs WordPress. These two are both CMS (content managing systems) which allow a user to create blog pages or websites through the use of templates and plugins that will make the base site look as it is. It manages texts, pictures, music, files, and so many more things that it is literally an operations base when you are online and managing your blog or web page. Both Joomla and WordPress are free, open source programs that you can download and install on your computers.
They also are award winners in the sense of how they captured the crowd of bloggers and the web designers. So what exactly is the difference between the two and which can be said as the better choice for a blogging or website tool? The answer to this question is that it depends on where you feel comfortable. They both have advantages that can be exploited really well if you know how to utilize them to their full potential, and they both have disadvantages that will render your website flat if not overcome.
For most users, they prefer WordPress since this is one of the earlier ones and it has been the source of most other open source blogging software’s. However, Joomla does boast some good backups in terms of its open source developers and its marketing ability. Personally, I have been using WordPress for a number of years now, but I have also tried using Joomla in the past for some work I did for clients, and they all turned out really well. But since I was inherently tied to WordPress since this was the first blogging tool I ever used, you can say I am partial to this software program.
Which is better, Joomla or WordPress? I would have to say they stand on equal grounds. They both offer a lot to users and it is up to the bloggers or developers on which to use. But one thing to really consider is that where do you feel much more comfortable in using. It could go either way, but at the end of the day, it is up to the creativity of the user which will tell if he has utilized either Joomla or WordPress to its full potential. Either way, they both are considered on top of their class as open source web tool development softwares.