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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.


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.


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.

51% of websites online are powered by WordPress.

  • WordPress

  • FREE

    • Live Websites: 17,700,000+
    • SSL Security Certificate: YES
    • Free Themes: Thousands
    • Ecommerce: Internal
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  • Joomla

  • FREE

    • Live Websites: 2,500,000+
    • SSL Security Certificate: NO
    • Free Themes: Limited
    • Ecommerce: External


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.


"WordHerd did an amazing job with our CMS migration to Wordpress. They over-delivered on our expectations and handled the process end to end, on time, and on budget. The team is fantastic to work with. They had the experience and depth of knowledge to handle our large scale project, which was built on an out of date, clunky CMS. And they migrated it to Wordpress without any issues. Their communication was excellent. Their documentation was excellent. Their work was excellent. We have benefited greatly from the success of this project WordHerd handled, and I'm very grateful for that. I would highly recommend WordHerd for any development project."

Senior Web Developer at Zenfolio.com
DNN to WordPress

"Great solution for converting HubSpot pages to WordPress pages - efficient and inexpensive. The team was easy to work with - anticipated design options and recommended best practices. Also, very good on communicating status and deliverables. Would work with them again!"

Chief Marketing Officer at NuAge Experts
HubSpot to WordPress

“We were moving a website from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress and WordHerd did the content migration for us. It was an excellent job and saved us a lot of aggravation and time. Well done!“

Alan Tomkins
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"I highly recommend WordHerd. They are knowledgeable, responsive and completed my project in a timely manner. Kris was extremely helpful and was always available to answer questions/concerns and made the process very seamless. Let these guys do the heavy lifting for you."

Lee Miles
Custom CMS to WordPress

"We needed to migrate our library region's website after our current provider unexpectedly stopped doing business. WordHerd took over and migrated our existing website, including creating a new start page. They are easy to work with and they are very responsive."

Kristi Hanson
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"Very happy with the Umbraco to WordPress migration done by WordHerd, a fairly priced and smooth service that allows us an agency to focus on higher value tasks, out sourcing this to WordHerd was definitely a good call"

Bill Roberts
Umbraco to WordPress

"As brands begin the complex process of migrating their sites off Adobe Business Catalyst in the wake of the end of development announcement, having a partner in WordHerd with extensive experience transferring business sites from Business Catalyst to WordPress can be absolutely instrumental to success. WP Engine's WordPress digital experience platform coupled with WordHerd's expertise will prove an unbeatable combination as companies re-imagine their favorite Business Catalyst features on WordPress."

VP of Strategic Alliances WP Engine

"My challenge was to migrate a web site (at least the data and a basic design) from Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress. WordHerd was able to migrate over 2,400 media files, 128 image galleries, and 171 pages, maintaining all of the interrelationships among the content items. This was a website that consisted of several WebApps and complex links between the various assets. WordHerd was able to migrate the site and keep all of the data relationships intact -- all in about two weeks time! Amazing work that exceeded expectations!"

Principal Consultant - NetPro Consulting, LLC
Adobe Business Catalyst to WordPress

"WordHerd provided a smooth and hassle free migration process for our blog. Excellent customer service and an overall excellent experience."

Digital Marketing Specialist – PLS Logistics Services
Hubspot to WordPress

"They helped us out with not only one, but two website migrations and redesigns. The jump from DNN to WordPress was long overdue and they got it done without a hiccup."

Marketing Specialist – NECC Marketing
DNN to WordPress