Joomla vs. WordPress Compared – Pros and Cons 2020

May 21, 2020   \   Posted by Above1 - Singapore Web Design Company
Web Design

The battle to use the best technology to fuel up a business is never-ending. One such platform is the Content Management System (CMS), a debate for most of the companies looking to onboard their websites. The three top players among the best CMS platforms in 2020 are WordPress, Drupal and Joomla respectively.

It's been a lot of brain churning to choose between the two platforms as they both offer an array of features to their users. While 36.3% of all the websites are based on WordPress, while Joomla almost as old as WordPress powers nearly to 4.1% active sites across the internet.

The numbers are still not enough to come upon a solution; let's dig out more information.

Joomla vs. WordPress - Which one to use in 2020?

Here are some factors that can help to select the best one among two CMS platforms.

Usability

Ease of use plays a vital role while working with a CMS. Whether you're a newbie or a professional developer, both Joomla and WordPress provide a simple working environment.

  • WordPress involves a straightforward installation with little or no technical knowledge to run the primary system. Although, there's a learning curve, only if you want to develop everything yourself from scratch.
  • Joomla offers a similar atmosphere with one-click installation, but the learning curve is steep, requiring an expertise-oriented approach to using it.

Support and Security

When it comes to providing support to its users, WordPress and Joomla open up the door to their large community of developers. Both of them are secure but need some add ons to ensure another layer of security.

  • WordPress offers a support section, user guides, documentation, FAQs, and Forums to address user queries.

Due to its immense popularity, WordPress is prone to hacks but offers updates every 45-60 days, fixing up bugs to secure user data.

  • In terms of support, Joomla offers video courses also apart from other resources to train their users. However, if you're hiring professionals, such resources remain of no worth (at least for business owners).

Joomla is also hackable but receives fewer updates as compared to WordPress.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Joomla and WordPress put forward their plugins and extensions to allow website owners to manage their SEO performance.

  • WordPress offers its Yoast SEO plugin to the users to analyze their SEO score using red, yellow, and green colors. It also allows you to improve your post's readability, indicating where and how to tweak your content.
  • Joomla provides Easy Frontend SEO (EFSEO) as Yoast equivalent allowing users to auto edit meta information on the front end of your website without your input. Though EFSEO creates a similar environment, Yoast is irreplaceable.

Customization

Both Joomla and WordPress provide customization potential for websites with their extensions and plugins, respectively.

  • WordPress offers a sheer number of themes and plugins for every use case. They are high-quality and allow website owners to create a user-friendly atmosphere for their visitors.
  • Joomla's templates are, to a certain extent, similar to their WordPress counterparts. But WordPress wins over in terms of better support and experience.

The Takeaway

Though Joomla provides flexibility in all spheres of website development, especially for customization, WordPress holds the crown for being straightforward, higher-customization standards, and endless content management possibilities. It's the best bet of newbie's or startups who are currently not seeking professional help.