I use Joomla for my websites few years. Long time I was not in this forum, because before I type to much, I was banned, so I stoped writing here.
In this time I feel, that I need write here just some things.
What is wrong with Joomla ? After few years nothing change ! Yes Joomla use newer technology, some new things are inside, but it is necesarry, not feauture, nothing special.
When I m looking now to Joomla at all, it is heavy cms with totally slow perfomance and tons of unnecesarry things - modules, components, plugins and miss some good things there.
Also third part extension are horible, half of them you can not use for good website, other part have many bugs, others stay totaly in past with functions and looking.
Just on starting - registration - name, username ?? for what both
Who like fill tons of formulars ? Also third part extension - free, almost everywhere you need register before downloading ... for what
They need my email adress or my name + username ? Nobody need it, ok, if they want to do marketing, they can ask for email ... this I understand and I wil unuscribe sure after that, so its only waste of time and database.
Many extensions are for J2,5, some are for 3.0 ...what is it ? We have Joomla 3.0 and I read everywhere no to use it.
It is much better than 2,5, why no use it ? Because third party are not able to make extensions ? Then dont do 3.0 if third party can not do extensions for it.
How can I use 2,5 if 3,0 is better ? This time if I do new site, I will never use 2,5, better change extension which is ready, but never use older Joomla 2.5 because is really outdated.
Please tell which good nice website use ''Newsfeed or Messagings or Weblinks or Wrapper or Who is online ? and other tons of unusefuly outdated toys ?
Also core of Joomla, - contect, articles and tons of toys around it, Who is it ? Who want to have good and nice website need to implement third part extensions for it and then Joomla website start be so heavy, slowly in performance and strange for users ! Strange for admin, Strange for servers and strange for our heavy databases on servers.
Just today I tried to change login form - just module, I tried 6 extensions for 2,5 Joomla, no one work well, not from my ideas, just no one work well how it was mentioned on third party extention's website. Sure I did 6 registration on each site, because I want to download this. What is this ? Strange and terrible.
I really start to dont like Joomla, maybe it is because I tried other cms what are up to date, not so heavy and do the same job with faster loading, more easy working on backend and what is important ... are very familiar and friendly to users. Long time I stay just with Joomla, beacuse I like it and I thinked, that Joomla will go up to date and will improve some things ... Not ! Joomla did nothing, just kicked me to looking for other cms, I did it and checked more cms.
I had 8 Joomla website, already 4 changed to other cms ... I m more satisfied with all 4 new website, much faster, easier and my users feel better on these website.
I need to finish my crying ... just other things, Joomla use phBB forum, it is ok, it is the best open source forum probably, why not ? nothing wrong with it. Also many members of Joomla forum and community use Wordpress for bloging, it is ok, why not, it is much better for bloging than Joomla.
Ok, for what is Joomla better, if the big part of their community is running on non joomla extensions
If I like Mercedes, I will make Mercedes and I will write about Mercedes, why I will use BMW ? ... maybe because I starting feel, that my old car is not so good like before and can not fit my requirements.
Really now I dont know why use Joomla instead of other cms, I loved Joomla, but now looking for other solutions for my website, because I see Joomla put energy to wrong place.
- Heavy cms what nobody use without extensions, with extensions ussually so heavy, that you wait long time after every click on website.
I dont konw statistics, but I think, that less peapole use joomla or browse about joomla these days like before ... I think that.
I know that what I write is not world's true about Joomla, it is just my opinion, it is not attack, I dont want to attack to Joomla or Joomla comunity, just today I feel to share this my long story about what I feel long time about Joomla.
Hope nobody will take this my useless words as personal or comunity attack.