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Joomla or Wordpress for new blog?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by scouser1968, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Hello all

    Ok, so I want to have a go at blogging :) I already use Joomla with templates from Rocket theme. They also offer great looking WP templates. but are Joomla and WP pretty much the same, both free, Open source. easy to use and adust?

    Does anyone else use Joomla here for blogging or should I just take a look at WP?

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  2. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Use joomla for proper sites where you need alot of control. Use wordpress for quick and easy blogging

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  3. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the quick reply Pepper
     
  4. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I'd recommend Wordpress for blogging.
     
  5. dr.pepper

    dr.pepper Regular Member

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    Joomla handles user accounts better but takes ages to set up. With wp you can be up and running in about 5 mins.


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  6. pettermag

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    I would use wordpress!
     
  7. carlikito

    carlikito Regular Member

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    Actually they are NOT pretty much the same. Don't over complicate things, for blogging go for wordpress, best there is.
     
  8. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    WP it is then:) Thanks all
     
  9. homoludens

    homoludens Newbie

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    prefer WP for blogging; in fact until now I have never understood how to make a good blog with joomla
     
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    thesony Registered Member

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    I dont know about joomla but if you want good looking blog and easy work WP should be considered.
     
  11. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Thanks all for your help, i will look at WP
     
  12. matt broody

    matt broody Junior Member

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    I vote for Wordpress, it has lot of available plugins inclduing free one
     
  13. phracktl

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    Out of touch with Joomla -> because WP covers all the bases to me

    Its just great software, great ecosystem

    Anyway for blogging, nothing comes close (except Jeckyll if you want a static blog)
     
  14. dussto

    dussto Newbie

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    Joomla is just...blaaaaaaaaahhh.
     
  15. gullsinn

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    If you need free hosting and you are new to blogging then you can try Blogger.com hosting or if you can afford Wordpress Hosting then Wordpress is at #1 for blogging.
     
  16. eng.ahmeds3ed

    eng.ahmeds3ed Newbie

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    wordpress is woooooooow in SEO
     
  17. yoankatz

    yoankatz Newbie

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    Wordpress - it depends on how long you have investment
    If this is the only blog so just Wordpress


    If you have plans beyond then definitely joomla
     
  18. BrianKade001

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    WordPress without any second thoughts. My personal experience with joomla has not been good.
     
  19. No.RuleZ

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    wordpress is the best, easy to setup and tons of plugins
     
  20. scouser1968

    scouser1968 Junior Member

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    Thanks again for the help