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Wordpress vs Joomla 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Joomla! and Wordpress could be considered two of the biggest rivals on the Internet. Wordpress and Joomla! are the Coke and Pepsi of the CMS world. 

Content Management Systems (CMS) revolutionised the Internet as we knew it. They lowered the extremely high technical barrier which prevented those with less technical expertise from having a presence on the web.  We have now been through many years of CMS development and two, maybe three if you're a Drupal fan, content management systems have emerged as being the cream of the crop. 

While there are many smaller CMSs that do a fantastic job for certain purposes and people with certain levels of technical know-how, Wordpress and Joomla! emerged as the two that have made the most impact worldwide. 

For many, the decision of which CMS to use ends up being a brawl between Wordpress and Joomla! To help you with your decision, we have created this nifty infographic which highlights some of the more pertinent points involved in the decision. For a more detailed approach, you're welcome to read the entire series of articles, upon which this infographic is based, which I wrote for Sitepoint.com. 

You are welcome to embed this infographic on your own website or blog using the embed code provided at the bottom of this post. 

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Infographic: Wordpress vs Joomla in 2013


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  • We have just recently released WP4J which actually allows you to run Joomla and Wordpress together so you can really have the best of both worlds. The implementation does not involve hacking either platform in any way and is very light on server resources. You can check it out at WP4J.com (it is free to download).

  • Dear Mark,

    Your post is very attractive for Joomla and WordPress Developers. Firstly i want to say your this line is very funny "Wordpress and Joomla! are the Coke and Pepsi of the CMS world."


  • Hello, here the "issue" on Wordpress is not said! It is very unstable when you install a lot of widgets/plugin; it is more easily hackable if compared to the Joomla 2.5!

  • Hello, here the "issue" on Wordpress is not said! It is very unstable when you install a lot of widgets/plugin; it is more easily hackable if compared to the Joomla 2.5!

  • Guest (samuel sandeeep)


    Great blog,thanks for sharing this information in very detail.

    Joomla cms

  • Thanks for comparing the joomla and word press,it helps to judge which one is good,by go through this infographic,i suggest joomla is best cms. because we can easily manage the large scale websites by using joomla and it offers lots of benefits.

  • Superb details posted. Picturen is giving clear details. Nice feeling while going through the post. Alll the details posted here very much useful. Both the CMS are awesome. Keep it up.

  • Hi, I am a joomla developer and I like to read articles or blogs, mainly I read all blogs, it is my habit to collect information where ever I can, it will never waste, today I caught your blog and it is written nicely with good content.....I like it....

    from India
  • That's actually an excellent infographic.

    There are some points that I want to clarify though:

    1- Joomla cannot handle 16,000 without huge modifications to its core.
    2- Technically, Joomla existed before WordPress, because Joomla 1.0 was a copy of Mambo, which was released in March of 200.
    3- As far as I know, Joomla has 4 core versions, and not 6. They are 1.0, 1.5, 2.5, and 3.x.

    from Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Guest (Brian Peat)

    In reply to: itoctopus Permalink

    "Joomla cannot handle 16,000 without huge modifications to its core."

    this is just not true. Not anywhere close to being true.