Joomla! vs Wagtail: What are the differences?
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; Wagtail: A Django content management system focused on flexibility and user experience. Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.
Joomla! and Wagtail can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.
Some of the features offered by Joomla! are:
- User Management
- Media Manager
- Language Manager
On the other hand, Wagtail provides the following key features:
- A fast, attractive editor interface
- Complete control over design with standard Django templates
- Configure content types through standard Django models
"Powerful extension architecture " is the top reason why over 14 developers like Joomla!, while over 13 developers mention "Highly customizable" as the leading cause for choosing Wagtail.
Joomla! and Wagtail are both open source tools. It seems that Wagtail with 7.45K GitHub stars and 1.62K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Joomla! with 3.29K GitHub stars and 2.88K GitHub forks.
Easy Solutions, Seat Pagine Gialle, and Kairos are some of the popular companies that use Joomla!, whereas Wagtail is used by Thermondo, Hactar, and sinnwerkstatt Medienagentur. Joomla! has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 36 developers stacks; compared to Wagtail, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.