Although most of my experience building websites has been with WordPress, I have also used Joomla and I have a few things to say about my experience with it that convinced me that I strongly prefer WordPress.
1) Ease of use
I started working with computers at a pretty young age – copying code out of PC Magazine and writing programs on our family’s Commodore-64.Â Navigating the Joomla system was counter-intuitive.Â I had to consult with a developer in the Netherlands to learn how to use it.Â With WordPress, I figured it out on my own.
2) Visual/HTML editor
The greatest beauty of WordPress (and deep gratitude to all the PHP developers across the world who collaborated to develop the software) is that users don’t need to know html – not a wink of it.Â Of course, it can be helpful in certain situations, but it is not needed.Â You can copy html code into WordPress’s html editor window and then go into the visual editor to see what it will look like where you can align and adjust.Â This is the golden jewel of WordPress.Â Though I do know basic html, many of the people I serve have no interest in learning it.
3) WordPress can be just a website or a website with blog
WordPress does not have to be used for blogging – it can be a stand-alone website.Â Blogging just happens to be a great tool for internet marketing, so using the blog component of your WordPress site is a huge bonus.
Google finds WordPress sites much faster than regular websites due to the way the permalinks are structured.Â Google loves WordPress sites.
What has your experience been with Joomla compared with WordPress?Â Leave me a comment.
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