WordPress vs. Joomla: The big comparison in four rounds
Are you looking for the best CMS for your website? And you can’t decide? We help you and compare the two most popular content management systems: Joomla and WordPress. Both have a high usability, extensive customization options and an active community – but which CMS is better? So you can make the right decision. Let’s get to the bottom of this question in four rounds.
Round 1: Search Engine Optimization
At first glance, Joomla seems to have the edge here. The reason for this? Joomla offers more integrated functions to optimize e.g. meta tags or keywords. WordPress can not keep up.
However, both platforms only unfold their true potential with their plugins and extensions. WordPress sends the popular Yoast SEO plugin into the race. It is powerful, offers numerous functions and is very easy to use. Especially practical: Yoast evaluates your SEO efforts according to a traffic light system with red, yellow and green and gives concrete tips for improvement. This way you can always see where there is still potential for optimization. At the same time, Yoast also evaluates the readability of your text with the traffic light system.
Joomla offers similar functions with the Easy Frontend SEO. EFSEO even offers an automatic mode that generates certain data itself. Nevertheless, Yoast is the better plugin. This is mainly due to its ease of use.
The point in this round? Goes narrowly to WordPress. WordPress 1: Joomla 0!
Round 2: Security
When choosing your CMS, security also plays an important role. Due to its popularity, WordPress is often the focus of hackers and other bad guys. And WordPress has a problem: Due to thousands of plugins and themes, every WordPress installation is unique. That’s great for the design of your site, but a nightmare from a security standpoint – because it’s impossible to ensure that every plugin meets security standards.
Besides, WordPress doesn’t come with built-in SSL or two-factor authentication (2FA). To enable it, the core file must be changed. This is complex and difficult to do without expertise. For most security standards on WordPress, plugins are therefore necessary.
Joomla counters with a simple option to SSL and 2FA. There are also built-in security extensions and the in-house developers are continuously working on vulnerabilities in the system. Thumbs up!
The point in the second round therefore goes to Joomla. Balance: WordPress 1: Joomla 1!
Round 3: Customization
Both content management systems have many different plugins, templates and customization options. Nevertheless, there is a clear winner: WordPress. This is not only due to the huge number of plugins and extensions, but also the quality of the individual extensions is convincing in a direct comparison.
No matter if plugins or templates – WordPress makes a consistently better impression here and also impresses with better support, simple operation and regular updates.
A clear third round. WordPress shows itself unimpressed by the balance and goes directly back into the lead! WordPress 2: Joomla 1!
By the way, there are more than 38,000 WordPress plugins, all available for free. In addition, you can choose between numerous premium plugins. These are chargeable, but offer support and guarantee regular updates. So you can be sure that your plugin will work even after a WordPress update!
Round 4: Content Management & Administration
Both WordPress and Joomla are complex content management systems. While WordPress is often associated with simple blogs, Joomla is known for its complexity. Yet users can create and manage almost any type of website on both platforms. No matter if blog, landing page or complex databases. Everything is possible!
Nevertheless, WordPress is still ahead in the last round. Once again, the simple user interface plays an important role. On WordPress, almost anyone can easily manage all content, install plugins and make individual adjustments. Even newcomers usually find their way around within a few minutes and can start directly – and create posts, pages and more in no time. This usually takes a little longer on Joomla.
WordPress follows suit and also wins the fourth round. WordPress 3: Joomla 1. knockout!
Conclusion: WordPress wins 3 out of 4 rounds
In our big comparison, there is a clear winner: WordPress! Joomla is defeated in search engine optimization, customization options and content management. The big advantage of WordPress: WordPress is incredibly easy to use and also offers better support due to its great popularity.
But you won’t go wrong with Joomla either. Both platforms are an excellent choice for any website. Joomla is a bit more flexible than WordPress, offering a customizable system that can take almost any shape, and lots of small customizations – without having to rely on plugins and extensions.
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