Ever since WordPress has come out it has been battled on both sides by two other popular content management systems: Joomla and Drupal. Both offer unique features that WordPress may or may not have, but the truth of the matter is that none of these extra features seem to be stopping the migration from Joomla to WordPress. It’s happening at an alarming rate and there are a few very good reasons that are causing the mass exodus.
1. Support and Documentation
When you’re using the most popular content management system on the planet, you better believe that it’s going to be well-documented. The WordPress Codex is one of the most impressive software manuals that you’ll ever find, comprised of thousands of pages on exactly how to manipulate the platform to your every need.
If you find that you actually have to look outside the Codex for an answer, do not despair. WordPress also boasts one of the most robust and active communities out there, so with just a little bit of searching through Google or the forums you’re bound to find the solution to your problem. The amount of support and documentation saves you massive amounts of time compared to a CMS like Joomla.
2. More Options
It sounds pretty broad to say that WordPress gives you “more options,” but it couldn’t be more accurate. Because of the vibrant and active community, there are a whole host of themes, plugins, and courses available to you to further expand and customize your website. Joomla still has a lot of these, but the vast selection available with WordPress is enough to put it right over the top.
In just themes alone, WordPress far outpaces Joomla and Drupal – combined. There are so many that theme designers have started to differentiate themselves based on the type of theme that they create – business, non-profit, church, accounting, etc. The selection is simply outrageous and this is enough to convert many Joomla users over to WordPress.
Plugins can make or break your website when it comes to user experience and interaction. Some of the administrative plugins simply make your life easier as the webmaster. With WordPress you have a plethora of different plugins at your disposal, most of which are free. While Joomla has some, it has nowhere near the amount, or the quality, that WordPress offers.
Making the Switch
If you’re currently using Joomla, hopefully this article has convinced you to at least consider the benefits of making the switch to the most popular CMS on the entire planet. You’ll get so much value out of the WordPress platform that you’ll curse the day you ever chose Joomla to begin with!