Is Joomla! Still Good: Yes or No?

by Salman Mehdi  October 2, 2014

Since its inception in the year 2005, Joomla! (or Joomla) has seen its share of good days. It was considered the prime CMS choice for many developers, but that was the case a few years back. Today, such a statement is rarely heard as interest in Joomla seems to be dwindling. Just check Google Trends for Joomla.

In this blog post, I have tried to landscape the Joomla ecosystem. Many will think that I am criticizing Joomla!. In all honesty, I am in no position to do that. This blog highlights both the good and the not-so-great sides of Joomla! My motive is to create a debate about using Joomla! CMS as I believe it has a great piece of web development software.

Moreover, I am going to share with you, opinions and suggestions of some of the most celebrated Joomla developers, search engine optimizers, social media experts, digital marketers, regarding the current difficult times Joomla is enduring and its potential future.

Why Joomla is good?

Downloaded more than 50 million times already, Joomla has become one of the most commonly used CMS over the past 6 years. It is currently the second most popular CMS solution after WordPress.

One of the major benefits of Joomla is that it supports object-oriented programming language, thus providing the developers the ultimate convenience to code their programs without any hassle.

Joomla currently powers 3.0% of all the websites. The latest version of Joomla 3.3.6 was released only two days ago. Due to its user-friendly framework and mobile responsiveness, the big players have started showing their trust in Joomla. According to the portfolio on the official website, companies and organization like IKEA, Peugeot, Barnes & Noble, Guggenheim Museum, etc trust Joomla. Furthermore, governments from all around the world use Joomla for their websites.

The sleek admin area that Joomla offers is simply awesome. It gives you the perfect experience of robust navigation and smooth functionality. The two templates, Protostar and Beez3, are also embedded with some new features that give you an elegant framework to work on. If used properly, it is a very powerful website building framework.

Another good news is that with the release of new version, Joomla has made some excellent improvements in security framework, providing the users with page and password hashing, multilingual compatibility, new RSS feed application, and documentation of microdata with MediaWiki working efficiently at the backend.

Why Joomla is not so good?

There is always another side to a picture. I have covered the good side in the paragraph above. Now, it’s time to highlight the bad things – the loopholes in Joomla. There are many reasons that count when it comes to realization that Joomla lags behind WordPress and other CMSes on some major fronts.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is one such area, where Joomla tends to perform rather poorly as compared to other CMSes, especially WordPress. Although the development team behind Joomla is working hard, there is a lot of room for improvement when it comes to SEO.

Another blot on Joomla is its plugin and extension repository. Although there are more than 7,700 extensions available they are restricted in their functionality and many are outdated. Plus, there is hardly any as popular as the ones in WordPress’ repository. The lack of regularly updated Joomla extensions has hit the overall functionality of the CMS hard. The Joomla developers need to work extensively on increasing the number of user-friendly extensions in the repository.

One common perception amongst the common users is that Joomla’s installation is a cumbersome process and working on it is even harder.

The biggest disadvantag that hampers Joomla’s current standing amongst the other CMS software is that it does not provide anything new to the users. The core functionality is fragile and is still based on the age old traditional semantics. The CMS on the whole has not evolved as was expected to such a point, where Joomla could have challenged the supremacy of WordPress or Drupal, etc.

Joomla Users

According to this graph from W3techs, Joomla is at a very odd position. It is neither used by “many sites” nor it is used by “high traffic sites”. Its position in the market as CMS for “fewer sites” with “low traffic” is a sign of danger.

The most disturbing part is that Joomla’s decline is real. Over past one year, it has seen its market share shrinking from 3.25% to almost 3%. This means development talent for Joomla is also shrinking and so is the possibility of the induction of newer talents.

Joomla Usage Graph

This downward trend has forced the Joomla experts to be concerned about the future about Joomla. The ongoing debate also casts a doubt over its future and its ability to live up to the expectations, the developers had had from this user-friendly content management system.

Furthermore, Joomla! 3.5, the promised Long Term Support (LTS) version, is still in progress with no release date in sight. The Wikipedia page on Joomla says “November 2014”, a date which is not backed by official announcement. However, after the publication of this article, Parth Lawate, Strategic Marketing Manager of Joomla!, informed me about the change in the development roadmap. Joomla! development team would now look forward to actively update 3.x versions.

Again, I must say, Joomla developers need to concentrate on bringing modifications to the core functionality of the CMS, providing new avenues to the users to explore in depth all the possibilities, if they want to run online business on Joomla. It will take time, but once the right step is taken in the right direction, Joomla will be able to reap out the benefits.

Welcome to the Joomla! debate

The debate about changing trends and their effects on Joomla continues till today. I have curated some responses from such Q&A session on social website, Quora. The responses are very thought provoking.

Joomla! advocates

Andrés M.B., an SEO consultant, thinks Joomla! is the ultimate CMS: Read Quote of Andrés M.B.’s answer to Which one is better for a startup to create their website in terms of scaling, CMS, development efforts, templates, etc.: Joomla or WordPress? on Quora

Kaushal Patel, Sr. SEO expert, thinks Joomla! is sturdy:

Read Quote of Kaushal Patel’s answer to Would Joomla be a good way to build a website for a new business? on Quora

Joomla! critics

Gniewomir Świechowski, Front-end, WordPress Developer, is critical about Joomla’s performance: Read Quote of Gniewomir Świechowski’s answer to Joomla! or WordPress as a CMS service? on Quora

Shane Hudson, front-end website developer, thinks Joomla! requires specialized treatment: Read Quote of Shane Hudson’s answer to Is Joomla! advanced enough to host a business website? on Quora

Joomla! neutralists

Frederike Ramm, web developer, thinks Joomla! is good as any:

Read Quote of Frederike Ramm’s answer to Would Joomla be a good way to build a website for a new business? on Quora

Dan Bochichio, web developer, SEO expert, and gamer, believes that it all depends on the situation: Read Quote of Dan Bochichio’s answer to Joomla! or WordPress as a CMS service? on Quora

What the Future Holds?

The lower trends in Joomla’s market share may signal a worst-case scenario for Joomla as a CMS, but there is still a ray of hope for Joomla as an Application Platform.

Well, think about a future where, Joomla, being an application platform, rather than a complete CMS. The new Joomla version release should emphasize on marketing Joomla as an application platform, with some new functionalities, each independent from the core Joomla code. This will provide a much cleaner and user-friendly infrastructure to work on for the esteemed Joomla lovers. The developers have a key role to play in this regard.

Concluding remarks

It’s hard time for Joomla! CMS as it is going through a lean patch. Against all odds, Joomla has managed to have the continued trust of some of the giant business organizations, which is in itself a testimony to the fact that Joomla is still there and it is still relevant. With sleek admin area and improvements in security and navigation semantics, Joomla is as useful as it was during its initial years.

Even though, Joomla! is in an “odd” position with “fewer” and “low traffic” websites, it does not mean it is down and out. Many still believe Joomla is good for creating small and medium business websites. Joomla! is still considered a good option for creating governmental websites. It might be tough for Joomla to compete with WordPress, but it can give a rough time to Drupal.

Drupal has a reputation of being a CMS with a very large learning curve. Joomla!, if it positions itself smartly, can tackle that as its management and development is way easier than Drupal.

Having said that there are some serious threats facing Joomla. The developers are required to look into and improve on the coding functions, thus making them easy to use for the common Joomla user. The extension repository needs a complete overhaul. Meanwhile, the search engine optimization techniques need to be improved upon as well.

Joomla needs to focus on its development deadline. If there are any revisions to development plans, they should communicate it to the Joomla community. This way, people will stay informed about the latest Joomla! developments.

All in all, it would not be great for the Webdev community if Joomla dies a slow death. It is a great CMS with a very passionate development team and enthusiastic community. As we celebrate all things Joomla on this Joomla! Day, its weaknesses should also be considered and worked upon.

In the end, I invite everyone to the debate that I created here. The comments section awaits your opinion.

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About Salman Mehdi

Salman Mehdi worked as Digital Content Producer for Cloudways. In his spare time, he reads books, blog posts, or anything that catches his fancy.

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  • Hi !

    Thanks for the great blog post. I would like to highlight a few areas of the posts where you might want to make a few corrections.

    1. Joomla 3.5 LTS

    The STS/LTS strategy was changed a little while back. The new roadmap and strategy can be seen here : http://developer.joomla.org/cms/roadmap.html

    In this Joomla has made a major shift in choosing user convenience as a goal by targeting easy upgrades and no breakage of backwards compatibility. In the same thread i suggest you also look at the new Roadmap here : http://developer.joomla.org/cms/roadmap.html

    Though the STS/LTS approaches works well for OS’s like Ubuntu , it was seen that Joomla needed to update faster. So this new strategy that focuses on the Joomla 3X as the currrent stable version to be used.

    2. Joomla’s evolution as a CMS.

    I believe Joomla’s evolution as a CMS has been overshadowed in the migration woes that plagued it in the earlier versions. Today Joomla boasts of more ‘CMS Features’ than any other OSCMS out there.

    Nest Categories, Tags, Content versioning, Kick ass ACL, Install from Web, 1 Click Updates, Quick & Easy Multilungual sites in core are just some of the features which show that. Check out my Webinar where i talk about especially this area here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWsUapIiTUU&index=16&list=PLtaXuX0nEZk_zUg3W1EHDybDuCoOdK6DA

    Yes Joomla did suffer due to its earlier migrations/upgrade problems. But thats a thing of the past now. People need to come and look at Joomla in its new avatar now

    3. I completely agree with your point about Joomla as a app building platform. We have been using it for years now & will soon be launching a blog series to showcase our best achievements. Some of them are even multi tenant cloud apps 🙂

    4. There has been a huge shift in attitude in Joomla’s community and its now pushing to embrace new things. The new upcoming free Joomla hosting for life and extended demo are just some steps in a positive direction !

    We are already seeing a lot of positive shift in Joomla’s direction in various markets. Analytics trends is starting to show it in small steps too ! As long as Joomla keeps being an awesome and progressive tool for building apps and websites, i believe it has a strong future !

    Parth

    • Salman Mehdi

      Thank you Parth for your detailed and insightful comment. While researching, I did not come across the stance on LTS. I will get this article updated.

      • Glad to help ! Spreading the information is one of the key areas where Joomla needs to improve 🙂 This was a key announcement actually .. one which will change people’s perception about Joomla.

      • Salman.. I dont know if you have completely understood the new Dev Strategy /Roadmap ?

        I just read your update after my post

        t. However, after the publication of this article, Parth Lawate, Strategic Marketing Manager of Joomla!, informed me about the change in the development roadmap. Joomla! development team would not look forward to actively update 3.x versions.

        Not sure what you mean by that.. Joomla 3X is the version of the future and will be actively maintained .. The idea is to give regular updates without migration.. Let me know if you want want to have a skype call to discuss this or if i can explain this better..

        What you have updated has the completely opposite meaning ?

        Parth

        • Saad Durrani

          Sorry about the typo. It has been corrected. We surely would love to talk with you.

    • Peter Cralen

      btw. STS/LTS was changed, but actual state is, we have Joomla 2.5 and 3.3, so still two versions. Its like we talk about ”features” of Joomla 3.5 if we still waiting for 3.4 long time …
      If you read something official in joomla.org it does not mean, that while it happens, you will stay alive 😀 only volunters there, so plans are not always execute or plans are filled late, when already not needful.

      Btw. find some information on joomla.org structure is not so easy who is really not familiar there. Find something about development, about STS/LTS is for visitor almost not possible.
      What WordPress posts with few words, Joomla will posts with few pages.

  • The problem with Joomla is that this CMS has not created specific niche. It requires some programming skills which are more advanced than in WordPress. I like working with Joomla, it is fantastic for content editing ( out of the box ), unlike Drupal. Better organized than WP in terms of separation logic from display ( no content types in templates ). It is damn good thing for building websites, but there is very little in Joomla world if you want to build e-commerce without paying for “commercial” extensions. Joomla free extensions are in wast majority somehow limited and to reveal true potential you must go for PRO versions ( such business model ). You can achieve the same using WP ,or Drupal with its commerce module without spending penny. Only thing which keeps me with Joomla is ..I like this CMS.

    • Salman Mehdi

      Thank you very much for your comment.

    • ozneilau

      I like paying for PRO versions of an extension when I need them because the developer is likely to have a sustainable business model and will be around to support and improve the extension in future. Expecting everything for free is not reasonable. Developers need to eat and support their families too! 🙂

      • I agree, thats why I pointed to it as a business model. On the other side, people on the internet are quite reluctant to pay extra. When you build website for the customer sometimes he/she doesn’t want to pay extra for extensions on the top on my rates. If you want to sell extensions, Joomla is the way to go, because people are used to this business model. If you want to sell “services” like webdesign/development usually you face competition from WP. You cant defeat WordPress fanatics even they are wrong with they statements about Joomla as CMS….There are too many of them.

  • ozneilau

    So much of this article is incorrect and unsubstantiated, I don’t know where to start!

    SEO can be configured just as well in Joomla as it can be in WordPress and SEO frankly has more to do with the experience of the person doing the on-site SEO than what third party extensions are available to expedite the process (of which there are plenty on both CMSs).

    There are many good quality Joomla extensions and I think you’ll find you can do just as much (if not more) with Joomla in terms of functionality. Saying Joomla extensions are “restricted in their functionality and many are outdated” could equally apply to WordPress or Drupal or any extensible CMS. The reality is that there are plenty of well maintained and functional extensions for both Joomla and WordPress and there is very little you can’t do.

    You acknowledge improvements in the security framework but contradict yourself by saying Joomla, “does not provide anything new”. Plenty of new Joomla features have been introduced in the last 12 months (especially since Joomla 3.2) including version control and install from web, for example.

    I’m not sure what you mean by, “The core functionality is fragile”. Compared to what?

    As you point out, Joomla is a “middle of the road” solution compared to WordPress or Drupal. I see this as a strength rather than a weakness. I appreciate being able to specialise in one system that can do just about everything.

    As a Joomla user, seeing Joomla in decline saddens me but it doesn’t necessarily mean WordPress is a technically superior system. There are plenty of examples in history where the technically best system didn’t win market share for financial, marketing or other reasons such as Windows vs Macintosh, VHS vs Betamax and cassette vs 8-track. I put WordPress vs Joomla in the same category, assuming the WordPress vs Joomla race is lost which hopefully it’s not.

    • Saad Durrani

      Thank you for your comment. In all honesty, we have tried to keep it balanced and we think disagreement is the beauty of any debate. We think it is nice that we have people here who think we are entirely wrong.

      We have always advocated the use of latest plugins, extensions, or modules for any CMS that is in use. We have articles where it is written that WordPress needs to clean up its plugin repository and the same thing we suggest for Joomla!

      Plus, we are supportive of Joomla! The writer has clearly written: “Joomla! is still considered a good option for creating governmental websites. [Joomla] can give a rough time to Drupal.

      “Drupal has a reputation of being a CMS with a very large learning curve. Joomla!, if it positions itself smartly, can tackle that as its management and development is way easier than Drupal.”

      A decline in Joomla’s interest means that there is less likely a chance of attracting new blood to Joomla! initiatives. If new blood does not get involved in time, the goodness of Joomla! might forever be lost.

      In the last paragraph, it is written: “All in all, it would not be great for the Webdev community if Joomla dies a slow death. It is a great CMS with a very passionate development team and enthusiastic community. As we celebrate all things Joomla on this Joomla! Day, its weaknesses should also be considered and worked upon.”

    • We appreciate your comment, it really builds up the conversation and is constructive.

      We at Cloudways are advocates of Open Source software, platforms and applications, whether it be a coding language, CMS like WordPress, Drupal or Joomla, we like to build communities and work alongside them to make Open Source platforms more popular.

      One thing I would like to say is that the Joomla community isn’t too widespread like that of WordPress. Maybe that is the reason Joomla adoption rates is dropping.

      How about we join hands in reviving Joomla community? Let’s get in touch and discuss further on this topic? I have also dropped you a message on Twitter 🙂

      • Joomla is the Best CMS

        Joomla community is not widespread? How is that the case? WordPress is an anomaly. The Joomla community is extremely strong and helpful. I can’t believe the open and rapid support I get from the Joomla! community so often.

        • Peter Cralen

          community is not only forum full of threads, community is also developers, templates/themes designers, blogers, even critics … If you have any trouble with WordPress for 99.99% you will find somewhere solution – forum, blog anywhere. Its not the same in Joomla.

    • Mark Edworthy

      I have got to agree with ozneilau, this article is somewhat misleading, unfortunately the above article is not only incorrect on a number of points, but the article seems to be more of a bias comment on Joomla (after all anybody can make up stats and claim that it is ‘factual’).

      Also the above article has more in common with a sales pitch (from Cloudways) then actual technical / usage review.

      This is yet another example of a company dressing up a markiting ad with a load of statics and misinformation and then calling it ‘factual’.

      • Saad Durrani

        Thank you for coming to our blog post. On the Cloudways blog, we aim to create conversations. The post is not a technical review and we are certainly not biased.

        To us, Joomla is important as any and we have said many positive things about this CMS. If there was something wrong, then the article was republished with corrected stats.

        We created a similar conversation about Magento 2 too. Link: http://www.cloudways.com/blog/magento-2-development-update/

  • I think the decline days in Joomla are over and I think we are no in a revival phase. The decline was caused by many factors, including the end of life of Joomla 1.5 (and the difficult migration to 2.5) and the maintenance of 2 versions at the same time 2.5 and 3.x. By the end of the year, Joomla will once again focus on one version. Also, the migration from 2.5 to 3.x is relatively not that hard.

    Some remarks about this post:

    – Google Trends is not the best metric.
    – SEO consultants are not the best people to give their opinion about a CMS.
    – There is no more STS and LTS (you should have done a bit of research about this before mentioning this).
    – With all due respect to everyone, you should have probably picked people who are known in the industry to ask them about Joomla, and they must give you unbiased and technical answers of why Joomla is good or bad.
    – The comparison to Drupal is ridicilous. Drupal websites are overwhelmingly managed by a team of developers, unlike most Joomla sites, that are managed by one person.

  • Peter Cralen

    Joomla need some kind of ”boost”, some few quality developers who will take it and at least for few months do major changes, improvements … then ”volunteers” can again maintain it for one, two years …
    Also good leader/s can help there, set some direction, plans for near future … not jumping somewhere-nowhere ..
    Many features added not so long ago just does not work well or there are unneeded, but still maintained and it takes times and energy without positive results …
    You can find some extensions for Joomla with really amazing features, on other hand, can not find something what will fix some basic functions.
    Joomla have its place … but this time it can not be compared to WordPress. WordPress is something what moves forward with enough speed and quality, supported with huge amount of developers, so even if core WordPress its not so powerful than Joomla, with so many plugins and themes its even more powerful than Joomla. (Anything what I need, I always find easily for WordPress, while in Joomla many times I m limited.)

    I see, that Joomla try to do the best, but somehow there is not enough power for keep moving with IT this time. (Joomla needs some some fanatic genius or quality developers for kick it little bit )

    For example just this post shows, that something is not so well in Joomla. Probably we will not read somewhere, that WordPress is dying 🙂
    What I recognized also … that many Joomla developers already look to WordPress, not vice versa … That is relevant signal, that probably not enough clients/users for them in Joomla community …

  • Joomla is the Best CMS

    Joomla! is the Best CMS on the market. If you want a robust, scalable solution, I would highly recommend Joomla! It is not easy to learn upfront, because it is so powerful, but once you’ve learned how to use it, you’ll find that Joomla! offers so much more than the other products and enables a company to have the quality and luxury of a website that delivers effective applications through extensions at an unbelievably low cost.

  • Lenda

    Well I have no hope with Jooma!
    There is no community!!No leadership!!
    It’s all about CONTROL.

    After Mambo they did nothing really serious that would help the users. Look at wordpress from the start to now. See how many important features they added. No wonder why wordpress is so far ahead than Joomla.

    Joomla is not going to DIE. But they definitely destroy it from the inside so it is going down. They will GO DOWN as fast as they go UP. No doubt about that! You cannot stop it!

    Joomla will not exist without its community and ext. developers. if you do not value this people you know you are going down!

    P.S -Do not react and attack me. Please read and understand carefully. I am not inventing, you can see it in trends everywhere. And instead of attacking me, maybe look at what the Joomla core team does and maybe they can do something to change the course of Joomla before it is too late. If it is going down, there is a problem hidden or being ignored.

    • Lenda

      P.S Joomla is a great CMS. But the people behind it is destroying it.

    • Peter Cralen

      You are right in more points in my opinion. I hear often, that Joomla offers ”features” like install from web and multi language in core … But true is, that install from web works if extensions are free, it can work in WordPress, not in Joomla. (really don’t know why they added this feature)
      Another important thing is – multi language (in my opinion these kind of features is better to keep to third party developers) … sure it is feature, but used maybe 5% users and functions like clean SEF urls, canonical does not work well.
      Also hear about content versioning and staff like that … who need it ? who use it ? Joomla had many functions what almost nobody never used … bc. somebody just decide, somebody write code and its somehow in Joomla then, even if nobody asked for it, nobody need, but its there …
      I don’t understand why instead of adding feature for few users Joomla is not concentrate about core, real core, what every user need – in this case urls, what is so important long time on internet if anyone want website what visitors can reach.
      Joomla have plan now to extract all useless outdated core component, what can help, but somehow they wanna keep them in repository or somewhere for some reason … probably backward compatibility what is not always the best way.
      These days internet and technology goes so fast, that you can not always keep old staff.
      If companies like Digital Ocean or Cloudways do the same, we still have slowly hard disks, shared all sources … What compatibility is there ? Its not possible, you need to throw out all old iron and buy new machines, SSD disks and more … otherwise we stay how majority of hosting companies are … totally outdated and lost somewhere in past.
      Just check cpanel what mostly hosting companies use … What is it ? it belongs to museum!
      Who is sleeping, will day sooner or later. Joomla sleep long time already.
      Another thing, look at WordPress what services they offer on .com and many others what they are try with or without success like gravatar, cloudup ….
      Joomla ? They are just cheap affiliate for hosting company for years and they present it like ”feature”.

      It looks like very soon, nobody will compare Joomla with WordPress bc. it will be not possible.

      • Lenda

        I agree with you Peter. Joomla has not evolved much since Mambo, well they changed the admin area design. LOL

  • Kevin Morrison

    All of this is bull shit lies without a stitch of proof to back up any of the crap posted. This is nothing more than the actions of a spammer! The claim that WordPress is a CMS is a total JOKE! If you don’t like Joomla dont use it and do us all a favor and leave the Joomla LinkedIn group. You have absolutely NOTHING of value to add to it other than to waste our time!

  • Excellent blog post! I started using Joomla in 2007, and I really learned to love and appreciate it’s capabilities. However I tried building a site with Joomla 2.5 (I haven’t looked into 3.x yet) and it wasn’t a fun experience. Here’s why:

    1) Outdated extensions and/or most worthwhile extensions are premium.
    2) Content curation and syndication. The RSS feed never published what I wanted to in my Joomla site. For my personal site (which is done in WordPress), I have a bridge to RebelMouse which publishes my social media activity, attractively, to my personal site. I never found a way to do this, simply, in Joomla.
    3) Social logins. I always install K2 on multi-user Joomla sites. Yet the permissions would get fudged when someone used a social login as opposed to the Joomla core login.
    4) Updating plugins/templates/modules. Hey, it’s better than it used to be. But still not as seamless as WordPress’s update capabilities.

    Years ago, a few struggles with Joomla were worth the end result. For example, I did a lot of coding and customization for my sorority’s website, done in Joomla, that I launched in 2007. The problem today is many of the things we used our website for (privately sharing community documents, conducting polls, sending out email contacts to various offices, etc.) can be easily accomplished elsewhere. Social media has completely wiped out our need for a private web forum (which was on the Joomla site). Most of the people that I create websites for today just need a “brochure-type” site, to give them a web presence. They hardly need something as robust as Joomla.

    What I will say is that I still appreciate Joomla’s capabilities when it comes to handling multiple users and authors. I’ve done it in WordPress…and it just doesn’t seem as flexible.

    • Oh and people talk about SEO. My Joomla sites always did slightly better in that regard than others (including WordPress). True, you can install plugins to WordPress that help out SEO considerably. But take those plugins away, I see Joomla having the edge.

  • Hey All, I am chiming in on this discussion with a recent blog post. I spent about 5 years focused on Joomla!, but have recently switched my focus… and here is my story. http://www.commercialprogression.com/post/wordpress-joomla-and-drupal-why-i-jumped-ship-best-open-source-cms

  • Looks like you’ve been misinformed. From a tech standpoint wordpress is quiet cramped in its abilities, while being great from a small site perspective becomes a burden as the sites pages grow larger. This is due to the fact that there is a multiplicative factor of fields involved for every post. Further, if you go by what Tech republic has to say http://www.techrepublic.com/article/new-joomla-release-warrants-second-look-for-cms-deployments/ the coffin is sealed.

  • wampay

    Joomla is dying a slow death if they will not continue to provide free extensions like they used to. I grew up with Joomla since its early years, 2006 and a part of me wants to go back and hug him like a family but WordPress is just so awesome. Joomla is easier than WordPress, in my opinion. Should I convert all my Joomla to WordPress? I guess not. Im so excited to meet Joomla 3.5.