WordPress is a well-known CMS, the most used free CMS in the world.
Joomla is the number 2.

But what are the main differences between these two website builders, and what are the similarities?

You'll find them here!

Core features

On this page you will find an extensive overview of the main standard features of Joomla and WordPress. This way you can compare which system is most suitable for your website.

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Templates & themes

With WordPress, the style of your website is arranged in a theme, with Joomla in a template. You can choose from thousands of options for both systems, from free to very expensive.

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Core features

On this page you will find an extensive overview of the main standard features of Joomla and WordPress. This way you can compare which system is most suitable for your website.

Read more

Templates & themes

With WordPress, the style of your website is arranged in a theme, with Joomla in a template. You can choose from thousands of options for both systems, from free to very expensive.

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Page Builders

Page Builders are available for both systems. Page Builder allow you to create (landing) pages quickly and relatively easily. Page Builders come in free and paid versions for both Joomla and WordPress.

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Extras

Need extra functionality? Then you use an extension in Joomla, and a plugin in WordPress. With WordPress you will feel the need to install extras more often; Joomla comes packed with a lot of functionality that WordPress doesn't have.

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Page Builders

Page Builders are available for both systems. Page Builder allow you to create (landing) pages quickly and relatively easily. Page Builders come in free and paid versions for both Joomla and WordPress.

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Extras

Need extra functionality? Then you use an extension in Joomla, and a plugin in WordPress. With WordPress you will feel the need to install extras more often; Joomla comes packed with a lot of functionality that WordPress doesn't have.

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Modules & widgets

Extra blocks on your pages: in WordPress they're called widgets, Joomla calls them modules.
In the core (the default installation) Joomla has a lot more possibilities than WordPress.

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Editors

Joomla's default editor is TinyMCE, a WYSIWYG editor. Since 2019 WordPress has been equipped with a brand new Drag 'n' Drop editor, Gutenberg (but it also has TinyMCE installed).

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Modules & widgets

Extra blocks on your pages: in WordPress they're called widgets, Joomla calls them modules.
In the core (the default installation) Joomla has a lot more possibilities than WordPress.

Read more

Editors

Joomla's default editor is TinyMCE, a WYSIWYG editor. Since 2019 WordPress has been equipped with a brand new Drag 'n' Drop editor, Gutenberg (but it also has TinyMCE installed).

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Structure

In WordPress you have two different types of content: pages and blog posts. In Joomla, content is just content: articles. By default, Joomla has a much larger variety of page types to choose from when creating a menu item.

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Security

Both systems have the same level of security, provided you keep them up to date and use extra safety measures (like a firewall). WordPress is a lot more popular among hackers than Joomla (because more websites are built on it).

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Structure

In WordPress you have two different types of content: pages and blog posts. In Joomla, content is just content: articles. By default, Joomla has a much larger variety of page types to choose from when creating a menu item.

Read more

Security

Both systems have the same level of security, provided you keep them up to date and use extra safety measures (like a firewall). WordPress is a lot more popular among hackers than Joomla (because more websites are built on it).

Read more