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web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« on: April 11, 2010, 08:47:52 am »
ok I know this is not an electronics question (Dave you might like to have a "chit-chat" category) but I'm going to redo a website I bodged up from scratch and was wondering wether to use wordpress or Joomla, now it's not a blog just a website, I'm using joomla for another website i maintain (Rotaract district 1070 website) and while its a nice system it is a bit non intuitive so I'm willing to give something else a go although I'm already familair with it (and familair is about it)
 

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Re: web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2010, 09:24:30 am »
Well, wordpress is a blog system, but u can use it quite easily as CMS (with blog as "free bonus") it have a lot of plugins and themes and it's simpler than Joomla, u might want to give it a try
 

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Re: web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2010, 09:26:21 am »
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Re: web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 09:46:43 am »
hm well basically I'm looking for something that can easily work as a shop, I've given up on oscommerce because it seems to have so many quikes and it not the most modern looking thing so I'm thinking of a combination of an easy to use CMS and a shop/shopping cart plugin, that was I have a little more choice and scope for adding content to the website
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2010, 11:11:43 am »
I went through this exercise some time ago for a website I was working on.

I had a look at Joomla, Wordpress and a bunch of other similar products.

My main issue with Joomla, is the learning curve required to get a decent and secure website up and running. Wordpress is really designed for blogs, and this didn't suit the website I was working on.

I stumbled across "CMS Made Simple" (http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/) and decided to give it a go. Its actually quite easy to use, and has a fairly gentle learning curve. Sure, its not as fully featured at Joomla, but for the website I was working on, it fit the bill perfectly. Also, its free, open source software.

I hope this helps!

-Mike
 

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2010, 11:19:47 am »
i used CMS made simple  a  bit, and good thing about it is that u can easily customize every part of it, but it isnt as popular as WP or Joomla
 

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010, 11:51:08 am »
I think I best stick with Joomla as i know a fair bit about it already and it is well supported with losts of add ons
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2010, 01:59:04 pm »
I would stick to Joomla if I were you. Wordpress is much more specific to blogging, which your website is not only that as you mentioned.
 

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Re: web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 02:01:56 pm »
well I have already used it so I'm familiar with it and I have this website to make and then another one so I think thats best or I'll be getting very confused  :-X
 

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2010, 03:24:44 am »
I'd suggest wordpress unless your application requires some backend to it (database for example)
My web hosting site provides me with joomla, wordpress, drupal etc. but at this stage, I've never had need to go beyond what wordpress can provide.
 

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Re: web building software wordpress or joomla ?
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2010, 06:30:52 am »
yes my web host provides me with them as well
 


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