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A Comparison of Joomla and Magento

June 09 , 2015 | Written by: Azhar Siddiqui

Joomla and Magento are among the most widely used open source platforms for developing ecommerce sites. Most people however don’t know about the major differences of these two platforms. This leaves them in a precarious situation when it comes to choosing the right system for hosting their online business. In this guide you will learn about the major differences between Joomla and MagentoMain PurposesJoomla is basically a CMS and Magento an ecommerce system. This is perhaps the biggest difference between the two. Magento is used mostly for designing ecommerce websites. On the other hand, Joomla is also used for designing social sites. So Joomla can be seen as an extended platform. The features in Magento allow you to create a more visually appealing website. Joomla on the other hand can also be used for creating social sites. However, it will require additional modules for designing and developing ecommerce applications.Level of CustomizationJoomla is highly customizable. It is easy to work around with even when you are going to use additional modules. On the other hand, Magento is not as easy to customize. You will have to have lot more technical expertise to be able to get the desired results.Security and SupportMagento has a slight advantage over Joomla, when it comes to security and support. It is also more extensible, even though it can be more complex and require advanced technical expertise. Magento also has a larger and more professional community. It has been found to be much better than the support available for Joomla users.Thus, both Joomla and Magento can be used as ecommerce platforms, but each one has its own specialty and is different in a number of ways. Your choice of the right system will depend on your specific requirements and the expertise of your designers and developers.
Azhar Siddiqui

About Azhar Siddiqui


Azhar is a Calgary Entrepreneur who thinks he has found his true calling :) Helping start-ups and small businesses get to the next level is the best feeling in the world. Currently works @ agua Entrepreneurial Solutions Inc. as Website Solutions Expert. Azhar is also a SEO specialist and a writer.

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