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Thread: Joomla or PHP

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    Joomla or PHP

    Which open source CMS should i use Joomla or Word Press

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    Depends on what you are doing ... what your website is about ... and what the website does.


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    Here are my thoughts but I am no expert.

    About 27% of all websites today are WordPress vs 5-6% that are based on Joomla.

    Advantages of WordPress

    1. Easier to learn, easier to use and if your customer is doing the updating easier for him/her to update.
    2. Far more templates available.
    3. Far more support available
    4. Far more plugins available. There are very few things you could want that there isn't a plug in to accomplish that.

    Advantages for Joomla

    Joomla seems to be a better choice for large complex web sites.

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    The site that I am working is an e-Commerce Website

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    I would pick Joomla then. Are you proficient at either one of them? For example, if you've always used WordPress but never Joomla, then you might not want to learn Joomla. Woo Commerce is a popular backend to WordPress. Woo Commerce works OK. But Jooma is more commonly used for ecommerce sites.

    Perhaps neither one of those is best. If you have a simple site with products to sell, maybe a Square site would be best, and use the Square services.

    You'll get different answers from all of us.


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    You are correct here. I have never used Joomla and also posses extensive knowledge of WordPress. But if Joomla is Better for my site, then i learn it.

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    Wordpress with the WooCommerce plug in is no slouch when it comes to building an online store as well. If, as you say you posses extensive knowledge of WordPress than that might be the best way to go. Joomla is very different than WordPress in how everything is done and is much harder to learn and update.

    Here is a video on Wordpress that you might find helpful.


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    One problem with wordpress, especially with woo-commerce ... it has extensive, and I mean a lot, of overhead. Extra code, tons of javascripting, tons of scripting you probably won't need for your site. I should find a wp/woocommerce site as an example and have you view the HTML source. It's mind-boggling. But yes, it would work for you.

    Here's a random wordpress/woocommerce site I found.
    https://www.ghostbed.com/

    Take a look at the HTML source. 19 stylesheet files ... great huh?
    Last edited by mlseim; Mar 12th, 2018 at 03:41 PM.


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    Holy ****... how is someone supposed to navigate that much code
    Artificial intelligence is nothing compared to natural stupidity -Someone

    Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks.
    But of course, if you dig deeper, itís really how it works.
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    I’ve been using Joomla for 5 years to build small to medium sized websites. I started building sites with WordPress since in December, 2013. I find WordPress a lot easier since content is more page-by-page. I do however miss the benefit of module positions above and below content areas in WordPress. Seems to me you need to know a good deal of PHP to build custom page layouts.


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