Barrie North has recently published an article on 5 reasons to use Joomla! instead of WordPress.
I’m not agree with any of these items but it is interesting to discuss.
1. Joomla! is more than a blog
This is not to offend fans of WordPress, but the reality is that WordPress is a blogging platform that clearly broad characteristics in order to be used on multiple projects. But Joomla! naturally solves this type of situation because it originally was developed as a portal and not blog.
2. Diversity Extension
While both applications have thousands of extensions to extend its capabilities, it is difficult to find in WordPress different applications for shopping carts, directories, and support systems and countless more complex extensions enabled plugins blog platform.
3. Templates sophisticated
Although WordPress has a variety of themes with very good designs, Joomla! is probably the best application that has both design templates and versatility. There’s nothing to discuss. Perhaps here there is a first for Joomla! and a second site to WordPress. Then come the others.
4. More powerful
This issue is debatable and in any case I think is more related to Joomla! is more than a blog. But anyway, this item Barrie justifies this statement by commenting that governments and large corporations that prefer to do their websites with Joomla! instead of using WordPress. In short, controversial but well, I positioned him as one more reference.
5. Easy to customize
If the previous point is debatable, I think this is more so. In any case I tip over in favor of WordPress instead of Joomla! but hey, we understand that Barrie is a fan of Joomla! and probably he is a bit influenced by his experience in using this application. I still have almost the same time working with both platforms and I would say that my opinion is contrary to this guru.
Finally, the theme given for time as it is very controversial. Anyway, as you can see at some points I agree and in others less so. Do you?