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Craft vs Joomla!: What are the differences?

What is Craft? A CMS built to do one thing and do it well: manage content. Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.

What is Joomla!? A content management system helping both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites and applications. Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.

Craft and Joomla! can be primarily classified as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by Craft are:

  • Relations
  • Matrix
  • Assets

On the other hand, Joomla! provides the following key features:

  • User Management
  • Media Manager
  • Language Manager

"Quick bespoke CMS" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Craft, while over 14 developers mention "Powerful extension architecture " as the leading cause for choosing Joomla!.

Joomla! is an open source tool with 3.27K GitHub stars and 2.88K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Joomla!'s open source repository on GitHub.

Seat Pagine Gialle, Kairos, and Timble are some of the popular companies that use Joomla!, whereas Craft is used by Postmark, UMake, and Rigetti Quantum Computing. Joomla! has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Craft, which is listed in 43 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about Craft and Joomla!

10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of Craft
Pros of Joomla!
  • 8
    Quick bespoke CMS
  • 7
    Easy to use CMS
  • 6
    Clean slate approach to templating
  • 2
    Has it's own StackExcange
  • 2
    Clean templating markup (twig)
  • 2
    Great support
  • 2
    Free licence available for single user account version
  • 17
    Powerful extension architecture
  • 6
    Powerfull CMS
  • 5
    Mid-Hight End level CMS
  • 4
    Highly customizable
  • 2
    Vast repository of free and paid extensions
  • 2
    Extensions & Templates
  • 1
    Multilingual in the core

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What is Craft?

Craft is a content management system (CMS) that’s laser-focused on doing one thing really, really well: managing content.

What is Joomla!?

Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.

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What are some alternatives to Craft and Joomla!?
WordPress
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
Drupal
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.
Adobe Experience Manager
It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
Strapi
Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
Ghost
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
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