Recently I’ve started to build a Wordpress website on my offline web server. Even though my first Wordpress website is not online yet it feels like I’m cheating on Joomla. For the past 10 years I have been building Joomla websites. And it always felt good to build Joomla websites, but i want to explore more options than Joomla.
My Reasons to try Wordpress
I got 3 Joomla websites and I now try to rebuild one Joomla website in Wordpress, just to try the functions of the Wordpress Content Management System.
It’s not like I now like Wordpress more than I like Joomla, but there are two reasons for me to seriously try and consider Wordpress for the first time:
I know all the ins and outs of Joomla and I feel like there is almost nothing to learn for me anymore (except for learning to write PHP scripts myself). I recently build a Joomla 3.0. site and I got paid to build a few Joomla 2.5. and 3.0. websites for others. I know where I can find everything in Joomla. Joomla is no surprise for me. That’s why I decided I wanted to try Wordpress to learn something different from a different CMS.
The second reason is more important. I want to rebuild my Joomla version to the latest Joomla version. But there is currently no data feed module available to rebuild my shop in Joomla 3.0. an easy way. Wordpress is offering the latest version of Wordpress and is also offering several plug-ins (from several affiliate networks) to recreate my website in Wordpress. It does take some time to figure out how some plug-ins work though, some Wordpress extensions are more difficult to get to work with than others. I’m someone that likes to try things and almost never read manuals, but now I had to read some manuals to get things work. I think it’s also because I’m not used to Wordpress yet as much as I am to Joomla.