It is said that a website is the mirror of the soul of the company that owns it. This is more relevant in these times when companies that have a website are considered more favourably than companies that may have a brick and mortar office but no website.

That said, corporate entities do jump to the first solution that comes their way without taking into consideration the many factors that can make or break their reputation as being trustworthy enough to conduct business with. As a matter of fact, a wrong decision in choosing the right platform to build your website on will work against you instead of being in your favour. Before we get into the comparison mode, it would do a world of good to illustrate the features that each of them brings to the table.

WordPress powers nearly a quarter of new sites today, is the content management system (CMS) of choice for more than two thirds of the top million sites making it the most popular on the web. Everything that makes webpages feel rich – pictures, videos, music, documents – can feel right at home with WordPress. With a drag-and-drop file Uploader that uses the latest technology to ensure your file effortlessly makes it to the web page every time, and a media browser to help you store, organize and find the files you’re looking for, WordPress hosts the files that make your pages pop. It also lets you schedule posts either backdating or postponing the posts. WordPress has killer search baked in. Every word you write is fully searchable through a single box at the top of each page and if your users choose to use an external search engine WordPress will present your content in a way that all but ensures it makes it to the top of the results every time.

Some of the features unique to Joomla are that it is completely database driven site engines. News, products, or services sections are fully editable and manageable. Contributing authors can easily add topics to the database. In addition, the layouts like menu boxes at the left, right or centre are dully customizable. And last but not the least you can easily upload images to your own library that can be used anywhere in the site.

Although one (Joomla) started from the ground up as a CMS and the other (WordPress) entered the field as a platform for publishing and evolved into a platform, both have fantastic abilities and a loyal set of supporters. It would suffice to say that WordPress is preferred by small businesses with a limited budget and Joomla is ideal for big ticket businesses needing not just better security but also has to have multi user accessibility.

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