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22nd January 2013, 11:25 PM #1
Joomla 2.5 or 3.0 or Wordpress?
If you were building a site now which version would you go for? As we don't use many extensions, which seems to be the main stumbling point for adopters of 3.0, it looks to me like 3.0 is the way to go. 2.5 is only supported until spring of next year, which given upgrades between major versions can be a pain, also makes me sway towards 3.0.
Any experienced people have any advice?
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22nd January 2013, 11:50 PM #2
1 thing with using Joomla 3.0 is that it is a STS (Short Term Supported) release which will mean that you will need to upgrade the version about every 6 months (Release and support cycle - Joomla! Documentation). Joomla 2.5 is a LTS (Long Term Supported) release which is supported for 27 months (until March 2014). Joomla 3.0 is currently only supported until April this year (Joomla - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
With the above in mind, I would probably go with Joomla 2.5 because it saves upgrading everything 6 months to a version that is supported still.
Yes some upgrades between LTS releases can be a pain but if you are not using many extensions, then it shouldn't be that hard to upgrade.
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23rd January 2013, 10:06 AM #3
Or.... Would you go with something else completely, Wordpress maybe?
I've heard a fair few people say they have moved from Joomla to Wordpress - what was the reason?
//Would a mod mind changing the thread title to Joomla 2.5 or 3.0 or Wordpress?
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23rd January 2013, 10:48 AM #4
I've recnently done a Joomla site and a Wordpress site.. I like both software, have found it slightly easier to edit the templates for wordpress than Joomla. Wordpress is easier to understand the menu system than Joomla.
Originally Posted by j17sparky
1st February 2013, 05:19 PM #5
The problem with Wordpress is that it get hacked all the frickin' time!
I'd go with Joomla personally...but it depends how important the website is to you.
1st February 2013, 06:49 PM #6
@LickOfPaint Joomla can get hacked as well and I have had to details with Joomla sites that have been hacked. Never seen a Wordpress site hacked
Originally Posted by LickOfPaint
1st February 2013, 07:16 PM #7
I've gone from joomla to WordPress, I'm not the only site admin and the head likes/feels its easier.
1st February 2013, 10:04 PM #8
@hardtailstar Yeah I'm currently moving 2 sites from Joomla over to Wordpress...
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