Why is Joomla So Much Better than WordPress?

Why is Joomla So Much Better than WordPress?

The problem with WordPress is that it is a victim of its own success. When WordPress first came out, its main intention and motivation were blogging. It simply put the best blogging tool on the planet.

If you are a blogger and you’re looking for a great management system that takes out all the guesswork, manual labor and unnecessary headaches, you only need to install WordPress- it’s absolutely free. It’s very easy to install and there are millions of themes that support it. What’s not to love?

Well, if you’re a blogger, you can definitely fall in love with WordPress and you would be fully justified. If all we wanted to do was to blog and share the word about our thoughts for

the day or share the word about our discoveries, we would have stuck with WordPress. The problem is when WordPress is used as a website development platform. Whether you’re looking at putting up an online magazine, service page for a service company or online store you’re going to have issues with WordPress. Why?

Its DNA is geared and hardwired for blogging. Now, while it can do an okay job as an online publishing platform, that’s not what the book of its core code is intended to do. Do you see the problem here? Doing a job part way or decently enough is a far cry from doing it perfectly.

If you are looking to build a landing page, a sales page, any other kind of web page or an online magazine or store, you would be better off with Joomla. Why? Joomla from day one intended to be an online publishing platform. It wasn’t intended to be a blog, forum or a chat room. It was intended to be an online publishing tool.

The fact that it started with this positioning, enabled it to master other forms of communication and other forms of interactivity. In other words, since it’s all about clear communications, this CMS enables you to create highly responsive and effective forms. It is also able to support all sorts of e-commerce and online stores. In the end, it all boils down to clear communication, database and data handling.

Joomla can do all of that and it’s extremely modular; especially, if you only use the parts of the code that you actually want to use. With WordPress, you have to get the whole thing and then deduct parts that you don’t want to use. To put it more precisely, you actually just idle the stuff that you don’t want to use. It’s like buying a Ferrari and using it as a paperweight – talk about a waste. Wouldn’t it be best if you just buy a paperweight?

Keep this in mind, because Joomla is the better choice for online publishing purposes. You get better resource management, better functionalities and you get something that is geared and evolved from the beginning, to do the job you wanted to do; instead of simply just mutating into a wide range of functions that can do a halfway decent job. As the old saying goes, “If you want perfection, go with a specialist. If you want something that is good enough, then just go with a jack-of-all-trades.”