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Rant of the Week: Joomla vs. WordPress

So I had initially attempted to post the message below to this forum but as soon as I hit Submit, it took me to an empty forums page which had some options on where else I could find info for Joomla. Awesome. Just what I wanted. Case in point, if you’re interested in the whole Joomla vs. WordPress debate, I invite you to read this post. Otherwise, please enjoy some of my other work on this site =)

Anybody who says that WP/WPMU isn’t a good CMS outside of regular blogging has 1) never used their latest version, 2) never learned how to create themes, or 3) never pushed it beyond the default 2-column template. the bottom line is that it is just as easy/hard to create a custom php site using WP as it is using Joomla. i’m not trying to knock joomla or its developers but for a lot of the rants on this message board, they simply seem unjust, irrelevant or just completely slanted. it’s true that *if* you were to change from Revolution Theme to another theme that your slideshow would be broken… that’s just stating the obvious. That theme in particular seems to cater to those folk who just want to deploy a site quick & dirty within 30 minutes and just add massive content without really caring about anything else. WP is WAY more capable of something so bland, and if you’re an experienced designer, you’ll know exactly how to create such sites. Don’t just assume that every rant on here is accurate, because it’s not. Both CMSs are equally worthy options and if you’re trying to choose between them, I’d suggest to talk to the *developer* of each CMS rather than nodding your head to something that sounds so dismissive.

Noteworthy to point out is the fact that I’ve built on WordPress, which has TONS of functionality — some which probably aren’t even native to Joomla. And did I mention that Joomla doesn’t hook up to anything like BuddyPress? Nevermind. I guess, there is one out there…

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