The basic difference between WordPress and Joomla is that Joomla is a platform designed to be a portal or community while WordPress is built specifically to be a blog.
WordPress Vs Joomla
Both overlap in several areas and may be extended beyond their original purpose, due to plugins. You can find these plugins almost everywhere on the internet so that both with WordPress and with Joomla you do e-commerce. Both have a wide base of users with an active and welcoming community to exchange tips and tricks. Both are free and many hosting providers have it as an option for installation in Fantastico. WordPress(WP) is a volunteer community of programmers, while Joomla can rely more on business functionality designed by specialists.
If you want to create a community or network with members, news, forum, articles, articles written by several authors, then Joomla is a good choice because it is made especially for this use. Creating a navigation structure is easy once you understand how it works and does not require HTML knowledge. You can set expiration Articles (archives), to enable date display, author name, etc. breadcrumbs. Joomla offers "great power" which is observed in the administration panel, where there are many options. However, if you want to build a Joomla website quickly, you would have to buy a book about Joomls or go through some Joomla tutorials if you don’t want to encounter problems, and it’s the most effective way to learn it rapidly.
Adapting the design is simple, if you are pleased only with changing the color and logo. Beyond that, you’ll find that Joomla has a very complicated structure and even programmers need to go through a learning curve before they master the design, especially the approach is different depending on the template chosen.
If you do not want to get involved in design, you will have to hire someone to build the design, but take great care not to buy a design from a Joomla novice programmer. A rather large problem is the system – Joomla is very complex and requires a lot of server resources. If the database is not optimized for better performance and if you add a lot of external plugins, chances are that the site will fall from 50,000 visitors per day or more. Joomla currently does not build friendly URLs – and to create Google URLs you will not only have to work with .htaccess, you even have to use a specially designed plugs (sh404SEF – is the best but it’s also commercial). And most importantly – the most painful problem with Joomla, a major disadvantage- creates duplicate content.
Also, with Joomla you can’t have subsections and subcategories – which makes the structure of a portal be redesigned or built according to the structure provided by Joomla. Most of the functional and necessary plugins are also commercial, thus building a Joomla site requires a much larger budget even for a programmer, because as noted above, Joomla has a tortuous cod.
WordPress is basically a friendly blog, but can be used as a normal site that you can update without HTML knowledge (the same is true for Joomla). You can create pages and posts, and with plugins you can add a lot of features. And because WordPress is web standard, Google really loves it. So, in terms of marketing, WordPress is hard to resist.
The interface is easy to understand and you will not need a book to understand WP. Adapting design requires some knowledge of CSS. As with Joomla, if you select a template is easy to change colors, logo, etc. But if you want to get involved with CSS and want to rearrange the navigation items, well, you might consider hiring a web developer. Because WordPress has a logical structure, is easy for a programmer to change things, place ads, menus, etc.
It is very quick to install and can be listed in Google even in just two days. I have not seen any other system so far which can do this. Anyone can learn enough in 2 hours to create content with WordPress right away, including the use of categories and subpages. The database will not fail and WordPress can handle a lot of visitors. The navigational structure is determined by the chosen layout template. Changing that structure again requires knowledge of scripting and CSS WP. With Joomla, you do not have this problem because menus are controlled via the control panel and attributes such as dates, author name, etc., can be turned on and off per article or per entire site with one click. In this respect, Joomla is much more a content management system.
Changin the categories or pages order in WordPress is quite hard. This implies to analyze each category / page and change the order.
As long as WordPress is chosen just to be a blog – you won’t have any disadvantages. Things get more complicated when WordPress has to be something more than a blog – not all plugins are functional, and because of the often WordPress version updates enough plug-ins become useless.