Really Like Joomla

The more I use Joomla, the more I like. I am liking it so much in fact that I might switch The TechZone over to it. My original plan was to commission a custom CMS to power the next version of The TechZone. The cost of doing that would have run anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000. When you compare that to the Joomla CMS, which is free to use, it doesn’t make much sense.

The add on modules one can install with Joomla CMS are endless. Right now, Laptop Gamers and Digital Grabber are both using add on modules to run the Google AdSense ads and produce search engine friendly URLs.

Switching The TechZone over to Joomla would cost something. I would need the current template converted to a Joomla template, but that will only cost $150.00, which is nothing compare to paying $10,000.


4 thoughts on “Really Like Joomla”

  1. Hi John,

    I was interested to read that you like Joomla. I experimented with it a while back and had the opposite experience: I liked it at first, but the more I tired it the less I liked it.

    I have a couple of blogs, for with I use WordPress, and a new allergy information website for which I use Drupal.

    Drupal or WordPress – each have their pros and cons … but I never considered Joomla.

    Did you end up switching to it? If so its been a year now, how does it work for you? And did you consider Drupal (just curios)?

    Thanks, Doug

  2. Just adding this comment to get follow-up comments via email – didn’t check that option off for my precious post (I got an error when I tried).

  3. John Chow says:

    I like WordPress way better than Joomla. Joomla does take a while to learn. I haven’t play around with Drupal before but I have heard good things about it. I don’t know how it compares with Joomla. However, given a choice between Joomla or WordPress, I like WordPress.

  4. The great thing about WordPress is it is so easy to get started! If you are at all technical, there is hardly any learning curve at all. I really like it for blogging. It struggles as a tool to go beyond blogging, in my opinion, although there is no shortage of plugins.

    Drupal has a lot more flexibility and room for expansion. It does have quite a learning curve in terms of how to set it up, and what modules you need, no matter how technical you are. The difference is that if you are technical (like me) it is a fun learning curve.

    With Joomla, I was impressed at first, but soon found I couldn’t get it to do what I wanted, and it didn’t look as flexible as Drupal.

    If WordPress does everything you want, there is certainly no reason to change!

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