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This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by CritiKill » Tue Oct 18, 2016 11:41 am

It's not that Wordpress is better...hell no...but it's painfully obvious that Wordpress is beating Joomla in winning favour in the hearts and minds of the public. The reason: Joomla isn't aggressive enough in ascerting itself out there. Take this project for example:

http://presspi.com/

It's a link to a page where you can download an ISO image which will allow you to run a full LAMP-stack server with Wordpress pre-configured.

Why doesn't Joomla have an equivalent? Does anybody want to help me build an equivalent for Joomla? I would LOVE to see Joomla available as a ready-to-go locally-hosted web server for the Raspberry Pi. It presents such a massive opportunity to teach people about Joomla and get them working with it locally on various local-specific problems.

Do you think that the Joomla community is passionate enough about Joomla or have we conceded defeat to Wordpress to lap up market share and take users while our community dwindles?
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by itoctopus » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:32 pm

That is very impressive - but I wouldn't say that running WordPress on a raspberry pi is a key factor on why WordPress is leading - but I understand your point. It is these little gimmicks that fascinate and attract people - and I hope that someone does the same with Joomla. It's an excellent marketing strategy given the fact that there are about 10 million raspberry pis that were sold so far.

We are about to order a few raspberry pis early next year (for a completely different project) and hopefully we can build such an ISO for Joomla.
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by CritiKill » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:47 pm

It's about being where people are...if people are using Raspberry Pi's, then Joomla needs to show that it can be used there too, otherwise people will perceive the platform (Joomla) to not be as versatile or as innovative as Wordpress (for example).

If you need any help with getting the ISO running, please let me know as I would like to actively get involved in bringing this project to life.

Perhaps we could modify this project and have the Raspberry Pi also function as an access point, with a Joomla landing page...the Pi3 comes with uilt-in wifi, so this shouldn't be too hard to do.

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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by mbabker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 1:09 pm

Instead of addressing real marketing issues, the team would rather focus on a new feel good symbol in the form of a mascot. *shrug*
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by ionut » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:17 am

mbabker wrote:Instead of addressing real marketing issues, the team would rather focus on a new feel good symbol in the form of a mascot. *shrug*
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by webhostuk » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:33 am

Thats a valid point.. I also personally feel Joomla should be more aggressive..being a good product they should not let things loss and grab more of such developers that can help the situation.
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by pe7er » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:18 am

CritiKill wrote:if people are using Raspberry Pi's, then Joomla needs to show that it can be used there too, otherwise people will perceive the platform (Joomla) to not be as versatile or as innovative as Wordpress (for example).
In 2013 I've been doing a lot of presentations at various Joomla events on how to install Joomla on a Raspberry Pi (using Nginx as webserver).

If you have a Raspberry Pi + Google and want to use Joomla, you'll find a lot of resources:
https://www.google.com/search?q=joomla+raspberry+pi
CritiKill wrote:Why doesn't Joomla have an equivalent? Does anybody want to help me build an equivalent for Joomla? I would LOVE to see Joomla available as a ready-to-go locally-hosted web server for the Raspberry Pi. It presents such a massive opportunity to teach people about Joomla and get them working with it locally on various local-specific problems.
I guess because nobody started it? :)
Now you did! And I'd love to help you with this idea to help people to install Joomla on Raspberry Pi.

As we need to begin somewhere, I started with the documentation: https://docs.joomla.org/Installing_Joom ... spberry_Pi
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Re: This is why Wordpress leads Joomla in hearts and minds!

Post by Webdongle » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:06 pm

CritiKill wrote:...
http://presspi.com/

It's a link to a page where you can download an ISO image which will allow you to run a full LAMP-stack server with Wordpress pre-configured....
If it installs an OS that has a Lamp stack that is capable of running wp then what prevents other cms's being install on the Lamp stack ?

Another question ... is it really a wordpress server (like it states) or is it a Linux server that has wp installed on it ?
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