When setting up a new website there are a lot of factors to consider, like your design and domain name, but the most important of all is choosing the right platform. This is crucial and not a decision to be taken lightly.
There are a number of factors that need to be taken into account, such as cost, time, quality, flexibility and control.
There is only one award-winning content management system used by millions around the world, including some of the most respected corporations, that meets all of these needs: Joomla.
The debate about which is better, WordPress or Joomla, has raged for too long. In this post I will outline the reasons why Joomla reigns supreme and rightly sits atop the Iron Throne of CMSs.
By the time you finish reading this post you will be convinced of the need to immediately uninstall your worthless WordPress install and make the switch to Joomla.
Your business – and your web cred – depends on it.
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1. 2.8% of the World’s Websites Use Joomla
You can’t argue with 35 million downloads and counting, or as the Joomla website says, one download every 2.5 seconds. Impressive stuff.
Joomla powers the websites of some of the world’s most well-known and much-loved brands like Pizza Hut and Kelloggs and even the websites for Leonardo Di Caprio and Gorillaz!
When you buy an ÄLVROS armchair from the Kuwaiti IKEA website, you can thank Joomla for your smooth transaction.
With WordPress now the backbone of more than 20 per cent of websites, Joomla can quietly go about being the best CMS available without the added pressure of being the most popular. A brilliant business strategy.
2. Joomla Has More Than 6000 Extensions
What WordPress folk refer to as “plugins”, Joomla developers refer to as “extensions”.
The 12,000+ plugins available to WordPress users is way too much. It’s overkill. I mean, who needs to rainbowify, unicornify or catify their site? There’s no need for all that junk. There’s no need to add even more clutter to Joomla’s already beautiful templates.
3. Some of the Biggest and Most Respected Companies in the World Use Joomla
Pizza Hut, the UK Ministry of Defence, the Greek Government, the High Court of Australia and MTV in Greece are just some of Joomla’s biggest fans.
And did I mention that Leonardo Di Caprio uses Joomla? Pretty cool, huh?
But what you might not know is that McDonalds is also a convert. That is, McDonalds in Bahrain.
If you have a craving for McArabia Chicken or a McRoyale Burger, the local McDonalds website has you covered.
Joomla powers the restaurant’s website for the Arabian Peninsula, ensuring information is easily on hand for budding burger flippers with stars in their eyes wanting to find out more about the region’s Hamburger University.
4. The Admin Area Inspires Greatness
Just as Muhammad Ali was the greatest, so too is Joomla and its stunning and simple to use admin area.
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Joomla’s endless lists of text that seem to go on and on and on, the multiple sets of navigation and the fact is calls me a “Super User” like I’m some sort of web wunderkind who controls the interwebs from the admin area that in no way at all looking bland and boring. I’m in love.
Logging in conjures up images of riding a unicorn over a sea of rainbows and joy balloons.
Yes, I love the admin area. It doesn’t make me want to smash my head on my keyboard at all.
5. The Default Templates are Simply Stunning
I mean Protostar, doesn’t it knock your socks off with its pretty blue flower and all the… other stuff? And don’t get me started on Beez3 with it big blue banner and boxes.
There’s no need to download any of the hundreds (not thousands) of fancy new templates when two high quality templates are already installed for free. And when you get tired of one template (which is highly unlikely) you can just switch to the other template.
Joomla is by far the best CMS available and way better than WordPress. It’s just a matter of time before it dominates the market place. Just a matter of time. You wait and see…
Why do you think Joomla kicks ass? Tell us in the comments below.