While deciding for best open source CMS, we have two big names in our minds, namely WordPress and Joomla. Determining the better one is a tricky choice. Let’s compare these two platforms to decide why WordPress is better than Joomla:
WordPress has a total market share of 55.1%, while Joomla has only 8.8%. WordPress is highest used CMS across the globe, which gives it a plus over Joomla.
- Community and Support
The WordPress community always seems more dedicated to answer your questions than Joomla’s. it makes working on WP more comfort.
- User Interface
WordPress has a much cleaner, slicker UI than Joomla. The difference lies in the user interface. However, as powerful CMSs go, WordPress is as pretty as they come.
- Plugins and Extensions
At present, Joomla has over 6,000 extensions from the Joomla Extension Directory. WordPress Plugins number approximately 24,000. WordPress plugins possess a few advantages over Joomla plugins such as Easier to setup and install on the site, Wider selection and plugin browsing ability, Greater capability & power of plugins and Simplicity.
Onsite optimization of a Joomla site is a headache compared to the ease of a WordPress site. It is an accepted fact that Joomla is not an SEO-friendly CMS. Suffice it to say that WordPress is the superior CMS for easy and effective SEO.
WordPress is less expensive than its counterpart. Generally, Joomla costs $2,400 – 20,000 for setup and $500 ongoing monthly. On the other hand, WordPress costs $1,000 – $15,000 for setup and $250 ongoing monthly.