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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.

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.

What is Wagtail?

Wagtail is a Django content management system built originally for the Royal College of Art and focused on flexibility and user experience.
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      What are some alternatives to Joomla! and Wagtail?
      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.
      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.
      Django CMS
      It is user friendly and has a very intuitive drag and drop interface. It's built around the needs of multi-lingual publishing by default. Its lightweight core makes it easy to integrate with other software and put to use immediately, while its ease of use makes it the go-to choice for content managers, content editors and website admins.
      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.
      Sitefinity
      It is a content management system (CMS) is software that allows customers to make updates and changes to their website without a web developer.
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