Word Press

I started a webpage using Word Press then an IT guy suggested I change to Joomla or maybe Drupal. Then another IT guy said that Joomla had some issues.

So what are the good and bad and should I change?

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Are you an IT person?

It can be quite the leap for many. WordPress gives you a lot of templates, plugins and the others from what I've seen takes more care and feeding.

If you want to learn more, sure, good way to go but is that the goal?

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I've been exclusively developing

for WordPress the past three years. Is WordPress hands-down the best CMS (content management system) out there? No. But that's also true for Joomla and Drupal-- they all have flaws. In the end, they are all just different flavors of a CMS/framework, and each developer is most likely going to recommend the CMS they've been working with, because they know it the best.

That said, I'd recommend WordPress, especially if it meets your needs. I do believe that it has one of the easiest to use administrative interfaces and it's true that there is a vast network of plugins and themes that work right out of the box (not all of which are good). From a development perspective, it's easy to get started, but breaks down pretty quickly if you're developing anything overly complex (at least from a behind-the-scenes maintenance perspective).

In summary, don't change unless YOU have a compelling reason to do so. If you don't know, just stick with what you have.


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WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal

@bobmooreoklahoma There are multiple factors at play here. What sort of a website is it going to be? If the website is going to be heavy on data, WordPress isn't the best CMS to work with - Joomla or Drupal would be better. If you are going to have a few static pages with say, a blog which gets updated regularly, then WordPress would be easier to work with. If you are not comfortable getting deep into the development side of things, then WordPress would be your best option. It has an easy-to-use user interface. Once you get the basics in place, it is quite easy to utilize the features WordPress has to offer. It also has a host of useful plugins as well as some clean free themes.

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I'd strongly recommend WordPress.

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Re: WordPress

The CMS platform you wish to use depends on what sort of a website you have created, your target audience, the type of behaviour the website will generate, and so on. If your website is not going to be data heavy, and has only a couple of static web pages with a blog attached to it, in my opinion, WordPress would be the best bet. Also, WordPress gives you a lot of plugins (some good free ones as well), themes, etc. You need to take a call keeping all this in mind.

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Wordpress. Please

I would lean towards Wordpress. If for nothing else but for the fact that half the worlds blog sites are built on Wordpress and the ratio is not changing much over time. So that's a clear indication even if you ignore the technical nittigritties. Personally for us we are happy the way things have shaped up at our site.

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Word Press vs Joomla vs Drupal

Wordpress , Drupal and Joomla all are free and open source software and all three of them are written primarily in PHP and all supoorted MySQL as their database management system.
While there are a lot of similarities, but they are different in many aspects.They have different policies about what to include in the core software, how to handle modules and templates, how to deal with security, etc.

These differences make a big impact on users, and how they build their websites.

Word Press:
In wordpress its easy to install and easy to use and beginners friendliness
WordPress allows users to change their site’s appearance using themes
WordPress has a strong community of users.
WordPress based websites are often targeted by hackers. However, WordPress is built on a very secure code, and it responds to security vulnerability very quickly.

Joomla installation may not look as quick as WordPress, but it has very similar steps.
Joomla also comes with templates and extensions
Joomla, just like WordPress has a large and very helpful community
Joomla is very similar to WordPress when it comes to security. They actively respond to any security vulnerability and are very quick to patch it up

Drupal’s installation is similar to both Joomla and WordPress. Simply download and upload the package and run the installation script.
Drupal has the same issue with the availability of themes and modules
Drupal has a very proactive community of fans and users.
Drupal takes a very serious approach to security. They publish security vulnerabilities on their own site as they are discovered and patched.

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Stick with WordPress

Stick with WordPress. You are better-off using that platform.

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If you are beginner, I will recommend Wordpress

WordPress – Best choice for beginners because of its easy use, it works especially well for small to medium sized websites, blogs, and smaller e-commerce stores.

Joomla – Great for e-commerce or social networking websites, but requires a basic understanding of technical skills.

Drupal- Same like WordPress, its SEO friendly but you should use it when you need something more heavy-duty or are building a site that you might want to extend in the future.

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