Which is the better CMS?
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Which is the better CMS?

Which CMS is better? WordPress or Drupal?

There are now numerous CMS on the market. CMS means Content Management System and stands for the easy handling of a website without programming knowledge. Let’s find out which among Joomla and WordPress is the better CMS, then decide which CMS is the right one for you. 

WordPress Advantages

  • Ease of use – WordPress is generally regarded as being the easiest content management system to use, especially for non-developers.
  • Better suited for blogging – WordPress includes a distinction for “blog posts” vs “static pages” right out of the box, whereas Joomla just includes a single “article” type that you can manipulate with categories.
  • Extensibility – WordPress has, by far, the largest ecosystem of plugins and themes, which makes it easy to extend your site with a variety of different features.
  • Huge support community – because WordPress is so popular, it’s easy to find help via the massive third-party ecosystem of blogs, Facebook groups, and developers.
  • Lower development costs – this huge community also means you can generally get development work done a bit cheaper.

Joomla Advantages

  • More advanced user management – Joomla offers a more advanced system for user access controls and user management out of the box.
  • Flexible for different content types – Joomla’s components and modules give you a bit more flexibility for displaying non-standard content types.
  • Multilingual support – Joomla has multilingual support built-in to the core, while WordPress requires you to use a third-party plugin.
  • Multiple templates – Joomla lets you use different templates for different pieces of content, whereas you can only use one WordPress theme.

Are WordPress And Joomla Equally Secure? 
The wide distribution and an enormous number of plugins is for WordPress can be in terms of security, more of a curse than a blessing. Because of its widespread use, WordPress is the most popular target for hacker attacks. Most attacks are successful because of weaknesses in the plugins. Due to the large selection, it is not always guaranteed that the extensions are always kept up-to-date.
Joomla got superiority in terms of security.

Which system has more advantages in the field of SEO (search engine optimization)?
Since we are an SEO agency ourselves, this aspect is very important to us. Both systems have advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few examples of the disadvantages: 

  • Joomla has unsightly URLs (index.php/123-name)
  • WordPress has no possibility to define meta descriptions without a plugin
  • Joomla creates multiple URLs on the same content
  • WordPress generates many URLs for "authors", "tags" etc.

 Therefore you have to work with plugins for both CMS. Here are our recommendations: 

  • For Joomla, we recommend the plugin Easy Front End SEO and JCH Optimize for speed
  • For WordPress, we recommend the tool Yoast SEO

Both systems are equal when it comes to SEO.

How good are the extensions/plugins for WordPress or Joomla?

WordPress is the clear winner here. WordPress is more widespread worldwide than Joomla. The share of the world market is about 58.8 percent. Therefore, there are more software developers and programmers who create free and paid extensions. WordPress currently has 55,449 plugins and Joomla about 8,500 plugins to choose from. To program plugins or extensions yourself, both systems are very similar

If you run a business and have others create your website, it doesn't matter whether it is with WordPress or Joomla developed. Both systems are easy to learn in the main and operate. If you want to build your website yourself, you have to decide. Just watch a few YouTube videos about it. Then simply decide which system suits you best. Where do you have a better feeling? As you have noticed, there is no way to say which CMS is the better one. Both have advantages and disadvantages.


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