What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

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Re: Advantages with Joomla

Post by KnutGjertsen » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:47 pm

First I would like to say that the advantages will depend on what kind of site you're making.

But let's take Wordpress vs Joomla first. They're both Content Management Systems, meaning that they're really great when it’s used for sites that require frequent updates of content. This could typically be blogs, e-commerce stores, portfolios and news sites.

The main advantages that separate Joomla from Wordpress is in my opinion two things:
- It has a richer content and structure flexibility than WordPress. Basically you have a bit more freedom when it comes to how you want to structure the content on your site.
- The user access control capabilities that comes out-of-the-box

Now for the "coding from beginning" vs Joomla. As stated above, Joomla is really great when it comes to managing frequent updates of content, like on a blog. So if you were to make a blog using Joomla, you could have a website up and running in 30min, no coding required. You would find templates that would help you with the content layout. Basically you're getting a lot for free.

If you were to code it yourself, there's quite a lot you have to take into consideration, such as:
- ensuring a responsive website (that it looks good on both mobile, table and pc)
- You would have to learn how to code HTML, CSS, (and potentially Javascript and a backend language, depending on what kind of site your making)
- ensuring that your site looks nice across the different browsers such as Chrome, Firefox etc.
- and the list goes on.

That being said, if you do code it from scratch, you have the freedom to make it work and look exactly like you want it to. Joomla do give you a lot for free, but if what you're offered doesn't fit what you're trying to make you can potentially spend more time trying to force Joomla into something it's not designed for.

That was just some quick thoughts. But as i said, the advantages and disadvantages becomes more apparent when we know what kind of site you're planning to make.

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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by ThomasBuilder » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:42 pm

boban_dedovic wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Good question! In general, Joomla is more extensible than WP because it's not just the CMS, but an entire web application framework (the CMS is just one "app" derived from the framework).

All three CMS options can do anything you tell them to, the difference being whether the CMS was designed to do that in the first place and how much work it will take.

The advantage for using Joomla is that you can get a pretty complex/robust app up and running quickly. However, it does require some technical experience, more so than Wordpress. Drupal is the more complex option.

This website has a good comparison of the three different CMS options: https://websitesetup.org/cms-comparison ... la-drupal/.

Good luck!
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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by slh1978 » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 pm

How often does Joomla push out updates as compared to Wordpress?

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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by sozzled » Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:00 pm

slh1978 wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:41 pm
How often does Joomla push out updates as compared to Wordpress?
We don't have information about "how often" WP distributes updates; that's something you can research yourself (or ask on the WP forum).

See https://downloads.joomla.org/cms/joomla3/3-8-12 for information about Joomla updates. You can figure out yourself "how often" these updates are distributed. Does that answer your question?
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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by creativesights » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:22 am

A partial list of things that Joomla! does or has out of the box that WP does not:
  • Multilingual content functionality
  • The ability to assign modules to some pages and not others.
  • Switch from one template (theme) to another (and back) without losing anything.
  • Create specific and unique access control levels that show or hide specific content or functions.
  • Create unique templates(themes) and assign them to specific pages without having to create another instance of the CMS.
  • Manage images in an /images directory instead of the ugly /wp-content/uploads/ with it's ridiculous self-generated date related sub-directories.
  • An editor that creates articles that use <p> tags - exporting content out of WP is a real pain if it's not going into another WP site.
  • Install and use an alternative admin template/theme.
  • Control of caching including support for memcached caching.
  • The ability to turn off site-generated RSS feeds.
  • The ability to turn Gzip Page Compression on or off.
  • Create 301 redirects without editing the .htaccess file.
  • Control whether or not the page title shows up on every page.
  • Change CMS language output without hacking the code (language overrides)
  • Add custom fields for articles (pages/posts)
  • Messaging system to send private messages from one user to another from within the CMS
  • Customize the logo on the administrator log in page without hacking code.
  • Customize the administration interface with any color scheme you want.
Obviously both platforms have extensions that add functionality to match the other, but to reiterate, this is my list of stuff that Joomla! does natively that WP does not. Extensions or plugins that "Everyone Uses" do not count as Joomla! has those also.

I have less experience with Drupal, but here's what Joomla! has that Drupal doesn't.
  • One click updates
  • The ability to upgrade from one major version to another without a total migration. Everything since Joomla 1.6 has been one click while Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is almost like moving from one CMS to another.
  • Respected commercial template (theme) development companies - everything in Drupal is custom and commercially available themes are generally looked down upon.
Please let me know what I missed or got wrong.
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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by darb » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:57 am

boban_dedovic wrote:
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Good question! In general, Joomla is more extensible than WP because it's not just the CMS, but an entire web application framework (the CMS is just one "app" derived from the framework).

All three CMS options can do anything you tell them to, the difference being whether the CMS was designed to do that in the first place and how much work it will take.

The advantage for using Joomla is that you can get a pretty complex/robust app up and running quickly. However, it does require some technical experience, more so than Wordpress. Drupal is the more complex option.

This website has a good comparison of the three different CMS options: https://websitesetup.org/cms-comparison ... la-drupal/.

Good luck!
You can check this comparision up too https://www.cmscritic.com/awards/ and as for Drupal with its CCK Joomla have several options like Seblod and others just check JED https://www.seblod.com/ or Joomla rapid component builder https://extensions.joomla.org/extension ... t-builder/
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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by dtpaperbox » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:31 pm

Joomla works really fast as compared to WordPress or Drupal... but only things you need to know how to set up your Joomla website for SEO, Great UI, etc.

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Re: What can Joomla do but Wordpress and Drupal can not?

Post by darb » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:26 am

Here you also find some comparision analysis https://www.themexpert.com/blog/joomla-vs-wordpress
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