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WordPress offers more Flexibility than Joomla

Joomla is a popular, open-source content management system (CMS) that is used to host a wide variety of websites. The platform was released in 2005 and is written in PHP. It has quite a few similarities to WordPress, including its ability to publish web content in a simple, user-friendly fashion. While Joomla is a decent platform to host a website on, when compared to WordPress, there are many aspects that simply make WordPress a better option. What it really comes down to is the flexibility in the platform, and WordPress offers better options in multiple areas.

Themes

WordPress is known for its expansive library of themes that can be modified and customized to make each individual site look unique. The library includes both free and premium themes, but you can certainly get a well-made, aesthetically-pleasing theme for your site by paying very little to no money. Joomla offers themes as well, but it’s much easier to find high-quality themes for WordPress sites than to spend time sifting through Joomla templates.

Plugins

Both Joomla and WordPress each have their own set of plugins available to add functionality to a website. However, there is absolutely no question that WordPress has the advantage in this category. Not only does WordPress have a more expansive theme selection, the plugin library is practically infinite. Developers have been creating and perfecting WordPress plugins since the release of the platform, and basically any aspect of functionality your site may require can be found in the library. WordPress offers both free and premium plugins, and the use of this library makes the development of complex sites an easy and straightforward process.

Search Engine Optimization

Joomla makes search engine optimization (SEO) a pretty straightforward process by providing fields for meta descriptions and keywords for articles. However, WordPress is far more dynamic in the way it optimizes SEO. Aside from having themes that support visibility in search results, WordPress also has plugins that make SEO an easy process even for users that are unfamiliar with the common practices. For example, the Yoast SEO plugin is available in the WordPress library and provides the user with an abundance of features to greatly increase any site’s visibility online. The plugin itself is remarkably easy to use and it makes fundamental SEO practices more transparent and far less complicated. Users with little to no experience with SEO are able to understand the basics within minutes and make sure their sites have the best chance of showing up in search results.

READY TO MIGRATE?

There is no question WordPress is a better solution to online content management than Joomla. Not only is it incredibly cheap in general, it uses a dynamic pricing plan so that users are only paying for the functionality used on their site, which ensures no money is wasted on unnecessary features. WordPress offers its users more freedom and flexibility than any of its alternatives, and it is a stable platform that is reliable for hosting professional, complex sites. With all the benefits WordPress has to offer its users, it’s obvious why approximately 75 million live sites are using the platform.

Migration of your current Joomla site to WordPress is made easy through WordHerd’s migration services. Transitions are made seamlessly through the use of proprietary migration tools and years of experience migrating thousands of sites. We invite you to review our portfolio of previous websites and read the testimonials of some of our satisfied customers.

Your website is the centerpiece of your company and transitioning to a reliable, sustainable, and cost-effective content management system with a wide range of functionality is critical. Through WordHerd’s services you can keep the look and functionality of your current site and enjoy the convenience and the benefits WordPress has to offer.

Website Migration Success Stories

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