Both WordPress and Joomla can be used to create amazing websites. Both are content management systems. Both can be expanded using plugins, which can easily be found on the Internet reaching to the far corners of the universe (maybe a slight exaggeration).
Both can use themes or templates to change the look of the site. Both can be installed on your own server, so there are no specific hosts and subscriptions to deal with. Even the cost of ownership is similar. Both are free – WordPress under GPLv2 license and Joomla under the GNU Public License. Both have an active community that helps design, build, and support their favorite systems.
WordPress and Joomla probably have as many similarities as differences. So what makes them different? What are those differences that help you choose between them? I’m so glad you asked.
What is WordPress and Who is it for?
WordPress is the most popular CMS. At its core, WordPress is a blogging system. However, you’re not limited to a blog as you can also create websites with static pages. It’s a great platform for beginners and can grow with you.
What is Joomla and Who is it for?
Joomla is a powerful CMS that is great for building all kinds of websites including business, corporate, government, non-profit, schools, and blogs. Beginners might have difficulty with it due to the complexity of its structure.
Themes and Templates
Both systems can change their looks and layouts easily by using themes and templates.