Comparison between two technologies is not an easy job. You must have study and practically use of both technologies. So in this case I have more than 10 years experience in above titled technologies, WordPress and Joomla CMS.
Before talking about there features, I will write a short introduction of both.
WordPress and Joomla CMS are two famous content management systems for development of website. Both are free and open source. Both are designed on php & mysql. If you want to design a website without learning complex coding, so you should choose one of those. These CMSs provide a control panel to design the website.
My Story about Joomla and WordPress:
1st time in 2008 I listened about CMS. When I searched about it, best and popular CMS at that time was Joomla CMS. So I downloaded and started working on it. There were templates, components, modules and plugins to design a joomla website. I enjoyed it and after 3 months I was expert of joomla CMS and I started designing websites on joomla CMS. But when joomla 3 released, all my websites on joomla 2.5 were on risk. Because upgrading from joomla 2.5 to joomla 3 was not an easy job. Some components and hard work was required for it. At that time I thought that on next release again I could face this difficult. So I started searching better solution then joomla CMS. I surprised when I checked the rating of WordPress. In 2008 WordPress was only a blog creating CMS. But in a short time it became complete and best free and open source website development solution. So I decided to learn it.
In start I felt that WordPress is difficult than joomla CMS. I Designed some websites on wordpress and left it again. But in 2015, When I was working as website Developer in Musqat, Oman, My company bought a WordPress Theme and gave me task to install and design it for there client. So there was no option for me. After study of two weeks I Installed, Designed, Edited and launched my 1st wordpress website successfully.
I was wrong. WordPress is easy, secure, professional and awesome then joomla CMS. I have developed more then 50 websites on wordpress now. Now I can compare between these two CMSs.
|Usage in all World Websites||30%||3.1%|
|SEO from Yast SEO||Yes||No|
|Security from Default Options||No||Yes|
|Easy to Customize||Yes||No|
|Free Themes||More Then Joomla||Less Then WordPress|
|Free Plugins||More Then Joomla||Less Then WordPress|
|Extension Launching||Simple and easy||Need Components, Plugins, Modules (Difficult)|