CMS,Content management systemWhile there is a large number of Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, few CMS platforms are more popular and more widely used than WordPress and Joomla. Some wrongly believe that Joomla and WordPress are popular simply because they are the oldest. In reality they are neither the oldest nor the pioneers of the CMS space. In fact, there are plenty of CMS platforms that existed before the turn of the millennium. WordPress didn’t rear its head until 2003, and Joomla didn’t show up until around 2005.

The popularity of either platform is largely due to its ease of use. The birth of the widely accepted open source CMS has given millions of users all around the power to create their own dynamic websites. Even some giant brands have turned to open source content management to streamline the web content management process.

In this post, we aim to give you the information you need to make the decision between the Joomla or WordPress CMS.

What is a Content Management System?

Before we dive into the world of WordPress and Joomla, it’s important to lay a foundation. If you don’t know what makes a CMS a CMS, it can be difficult to weigh the pros and cons of any CMS platform objectively. Generally speaking, a content management system is any piece of software – virtual or otherwise – that manages website content. While most CMS’s are open source and on-premises in nature, there is a growing number of CMS platforms that are hosted in the cloud.

WordPress Pros & Cons

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Joomla Pros & Cons

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