When you look at Joomla compared to WordPress, you can see that these are two different content management systems, each of which was originally created for different needs: while WordPress was created for personal blog sites and slowly became a system that also serves small and even medium-sized businesses, Joomla was originally designed to be used as A content management system for medium to large sized businesses, so it also has an internal structure that supports this.
How is this manifested in practice?
Installation, user fees and target audience
Anyone who wants to can open a website today under WordPress.com with free hosting and choose from dozens of different templates at no cost. As mentioned, such a site is mainly suitable for private individuals or freelancers who want to market themselves through a small representative house site (for example, music teachers).
However, installing a premium template, removing ads, increasing storage and connecting an external domain may cost another $100 or $300 per year depending on the plan type, so the bill may end up being more expensive than you think.
Of course, alternatively, you can also install WordPress independently, but then you need to contact a website building company that specializes in WordPress.
On the other hand, Joomla is a system intended from the beginning for the professional market, therefore websites are usually built with it through a professional website building company. Such a company often employs a graphic designer for the Internet who creates a graphic image specially adapted to the image of the business through a personalized image. Therefore, Joomla is mainly suitable for high-level professional websites.
Popularity and extensions
Apparently WordPress is more popular, but as we have already explained, a large part of WordPress users are freelancers or small business owners who do not need many extensions or plugins.
Therefore, the whole matter of searching for plugins in WordPress is relatively cumbersome: it is possible to search among different plugins, but not every plugin has a demo and sometimes you have to search on Google to find the original home page of the plugin and see how it works. Also, it is not always possible to determine exactly how the plugin will work, unless it has a Widget… Of course, all these Google searches increase the search volume in favor of WordPress, but not necessarily due to popularity
In Joomla, on the other hand, all the extensions and models are concentrated in one place and it is easy to search for them because the development community is more cohesive. In addition, every plugin that you install has a demo, so you can easily see how it actually works. Also, you can determine exactly on which page each plugin will be placed and where it will be placed within the page. Hence, plugins are easier to customize and upgrade for medium and large sites.
In WordPress it is more difficult to manage a large number of users and the interface itself is more cumbersome. On the other hand, in Joomla, managing the various users is more convenient and flexible. For example, you can create for each user a dedicated email address with the domain extension or divide different users into groups.
Finally, and this is perhaps the most important thing to remember: beyond the system you choose, it is most important to choose the company that is most suitable for the task: a really good company will be able to create an excellent website with any system it works with, just like the quality of an electrician’s work is not determined only by his tester , but mainly according to his level of professionalism.