Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by pow-wow, Jul 10, 2008.
For SEO purpose, which of these is better... Wordpress or Joomla?
It really depends what website you are making.
If it's a blog, like a proper blog, that you want to post in, have few pages, lots of widgets on a sidebar, lots of socialising stuff and submitting to blog directories etc, with a simple engine ETC then choose Wordpress
If you are managing a bigger website, (something official not just personal) or an E-commerce website then Joomla will work better for you.
From my experience they're both similar in SEO, both have plugins etc that help, but there's a lot of fciknug around in Joomla to make it a blog, so it all depends on your needs.
Wordpress + All in one SEO plugin + a site map plug in + plus tags + pings make it better from an SEO perspective. You can achieve the same with Joomla but it involves lots of messing around - Wordpress is more elegant but also more lightweight in terms of features. As Sunlust says it depends on your requirements.
I use wordpress...easy to install and use. No mocking around.
Just get them up in minutes and off running in no time.
WordPress has been around longer than the others and there are more good themes available too.
As sunlust said above, from an seo point of view they are on a par if you use their seo plug-ins / modules. But for ease of use it has to be Wordpress in particular for smaller sites. Joomla is pretty complicated in comparison with Wordpress, but is certainly more powerful and comes with a huge range of add on modules and support. I’ve found that with a simple site Wordpress will let you set the whole lot up, including theme edits, in a couple of hours, whereas Joomla takes a lot longer.
Wordpress give us simple way,
Joomla give us complete option.
The better is.....Wordpress!
I prefer Wordpress over Joomla. Lots of cool additional plugins and easy to use.
I'm a Joomla user since almost 3 years - and I'm working now on migrating my Joomla site to WordPress.
WordPress is much more SEO-friendly than Joomla. You can create an almost SEO-friendly site in Joomla - but with WordPress, this has much less pain, I think. The default WP is much more SEO-friendlier than Joomla with the best SEO plugins.
You can create portal-like sites with WordPress, you can create e-commerce sites too...
WordPress is really amazing and you can do so much with such simplicity. Whilst I am currently playing around with Joomla and not a novice - I believe in terms of building powerful websites this would be one of the ways to go.
I used WP for some of the blogs and Joomla for one of my Niche Directory. Both are working at its best at their place.
If your Joomla site gets popular you are going to need more resources to run it especially if you are doing lots of URL writing. I have been struggling to improve the performance of one of my Joomla sites.
Wordpress is okay for blogs but not for websites.
joomla is excellent if you would like to develop something more than just a website with articles - maybe an auto market, a gallery or an online shop.
I disagree you can create a simple website with wordpress easily - wordpress is just a lightweight publishing tool.
Joomla is more heavy weight and function rich as you state.
i'll go for wordpress. choose a SEO structured theme, the necessary plugins and you're done.
I have a couple of joomla sites and a couple dozen wordpress ones, I have found WP does very well SEO-wise. Granted I have not spent much time on the Joomla ones but I just fine WP easier to work with in general.
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