So you’re deciding between Wordpress VS Joomla and are not sure which CMS is right for you? Are you new to the world of Blogs and Content Management systems? Does it all sound a bit daunting and confusing? Then checkout this review by Rudolf Boogerman to help you decide which CMS suits your needs best. Rudolf has done a fantastic job of explaining in very simple and easy to use language (for the non technical users) what the strengths and merits of each system are. There is also a counter argument, or disadvantage of both Joomla and Wordpress, so its a pretty balanced review. If there’s only one article you are going to read before you pick your cms, then this is it!
Personally, since both systems are easy to get up and running very quickly, i would recommend trying both out for yourself to see which one you are most comfortable using. Look out for a comment from Joomla’s core team member Wilco Jansen!
- Joomla.org (for downloads, documentation, and everything else)
- Wordpress.org (for downloads, documentation, and everything else)
Both of these systems have an excellent community of helpful volunteers and competent developers that have made these two of the most exceptional and most widely used pieces of community driven software web software.
- Joomla has a demo of latest v1.5 available on their demo website.
- Register on wordpress.com and try out wordpress for yourself, or see the opensourcecms section below for a demo of wordpress.
Another handy site for the undecided webmaster-to-be would be Open Source CMS – which provides a short roundup of commonly available Open Source content management systems avaialble as well as a functional working demo of each – so you can experience each system before you invest your time and energy into choosing the right one for your website or blog.