Joomla! is the most powerful Open Source full-feature Content Management System platform. Since 2007, it has powered a large percentage of the internet globally, and continues to grow and evolve with a global community of contributors. Joomla contributors make sure the platform is user friendly, extendable, multilingual, accessible, responsive, search engine optimized and so much more.
Some companies and organisations have requirements that go beyond what is available in micro CMS' like WordPress. In those cases, Joomla's powerful application framework makes it possible for developers to create sophisticated add-ons, website features, web applications and enterprise solutions that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions. Where a micro CMS would struggle to keep up, and require months of customization, Joomla is made for being extended to offer enterprise-level solutions. Below are just some brief example of common uses:
What's the difference? Technically, very little. They are both php and both use MySQL databases. In fact, they are so similar our custom templates will work with either CMS. WordPress is like the little brother or sister to Joomla. It was originally a blogging tool, and has since expanded to serve the needs of smaller businesses by using 3rd party plugins. However, it can take many hours of customization to stretch WordPress' abilities. This often leads to issues where amateur developers have crammed a bunch of plugins together that are all made by different developers or companies, and they don't necessarily play well together. Then, there's the additional problem of limitations that require more customization to suit the business and industry. A professional development agency would usually guide your company toward a more suitable CMS to avoid hundreds of wasted hours and costs trying to do what a more powerful CMS would do out-of-the-box.
Enter Joomla! Joomla is a full CMS. It's easier to use than WordPress, and allows for more sophisticated features. Websites and Applications that have lots of items or data are a snap with Joomla. Whether your company has 15,000 products or 40,000 store locations, a professional solution like Joomla requires much less customization to handle your features and functions. This also ends up costing less in expenses, making it especially economical.