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Which one is good Joomla or Wordpress for community site

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  1. sachi041

    sachi041 Registered Member

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    Hi friends Which one is good for starting a community website Joomla or Wordpress ?

    I am noob for joomla . I have experience with wordpress. Need your valuable suggestion.

    Thanks in adv
     
  2. mingu

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    joomla has its own features but its not so much friendly with SEO you need to implement few tricks.. similarly wordpress has the prob of security.. if u wish to continue with joomla then go ahead.. but have extensive reading about it before starting.
     
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    Both will work fine. Both need to have extra security added, so go with the one you feel most comfortable with.
     
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  4. iglow

    iglow Elite Member

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    for community id go for joomla, but harder to learn. or even dolphin.
     
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    ExpressFans Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why not simply go with vBulletine? The price is very reasonable and the functionality is unmatched!
     
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    dulkemot Junior Member

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    joomla very profesional for bussiness, but not for communiti (in my opinion)
    i thinks vbulletin forum is best
    or you can also use wordpress for forums with plugin (search in google)
     
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    SysFailure0x5a Junior Member

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    Look into buddypress. It's a suite of plugins that turns WordPress into a community.
     
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    sachi041 Registered Member

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    Thank you guys ! i will read joomla 1st and will start :)
     
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    SEO Toaster is the one you want

    I was going to use it myself, but the themes are not complete like WordPress - you get a template where you manually add your graphics, etc. - if you can live with that, then check it out
     
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    certainly Joomla and Jomsocial extension
     
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    arifulshuvo Junior Member

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    for a community site i had go for wp .(from my side)
     
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    blackhit Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Moved to the Lounge...
     
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    HerpDerpSlerp Power Member

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    You want to avoid a forum at all costs as the CTR is less than 1%. You want to build a really juicy site and use social plugins as your discussion board
     
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    thanks for the suggestion! i will checkout :)
     
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    Go for Drupal , joking , I d rather go with Wordpress if you have no experience with Joomla, it s a bit more difficult to handle, add some security plug in to your wordpress like secure_wp or something like that .
     
  16. Trident50

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    I built a professional healthcare community using Joomla - with the Jomsocial extension. Joomla also has the Community Builder ext. - I tried both and went with Jomsocial. WP has Buddypress, which is pretty good. I just switched my community from Joomla to WP using Buddypress. All the bells and whistles that I paid for on the Joomla site - nobody in the community used them. They just wanted the basics - messaging, forums, connections, and the ability to post.

    I had heard that Joomla wasn't SEO friendly - but I didn't have any issues...with 1800 pages ranked and 2500 members visiting a few times a month my ranking for any keywords in my articles was usually in the top 10. But I was very niche and had the whole industry on a mailing list ;)

    The plugins for Wordpress are more extensive and cheaper - most are free - whereas many of the good Joomla extensions can get pricey.
     
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    Thank you friends for all your sugestion. I started community site using wordpress+buddypress . Still its in development phase. Will update once its done :)