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Grav vs Joomla!: What are the differences?

Grav: A modern open source flat-file CMS. It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors; 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.

Grav and Joomla! belong to "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Grav are:

  • Twig
  • YAML
  • Markdown

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

  • User Management
  • Media Manager
  • Language Manager

Grav and Joomla! are both open source tools. It seems that Grav with 11.2K GitHub stars and 1.13K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Joomla! with 3.31K GitHub stars and 2.9K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Joomla! has a broader approval, being mentioned in 179 company stacks & 136 developers stacks; compared to Grav, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Decisions about Grav 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 Grav
Pros of Joomla!
  • 4
    Easy to Update
  • 3
    No Databases
  • 2
    Fast Performance
  • 2
    Extensive Plugins
  • 2
    Strong Security
  • 2
    Full Control over customisation + functionality
  • 1
    Ligth storage use
  • 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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Cons of Grav
Cons of Joomla!
  • 2
    Not easily to intergrate as an eCommerce (yet)
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    What is Grav?

    It is a free, open-source and self-hosted content management system (CMS) based on the PHP programming language and Symfony web application framework. It uses a flat file database for both backend and frontend. It is more widely used, and growing at a faster rate, than other leading flat-file CMS competitors.

    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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    Jobs that mention Grav and Joomla! as a desired skillset
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    What are some alternatives to Grav and Joomla!?
    Statamic
    The open source, developer & designer-first, Laravel + Git powered CMS built to make managing websites easy with Git.
    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.
    Hugo
    Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
    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.
    Jekyll
    Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
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