Let’s take a look at the common add-on elements for both platforms:

  • Widgets (WP) = Modules (Joomla); essentially, both have the same purpose.
  • Plugins (WP) = Plugins and Components (Joomla); Plugins in Joomla affect only the front-end output, while Components let you modify the core functionality; in WordPress, Plugins can effectively do both.
  • Themes (WP) = Templates (Joomla); No explanation needed here.

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  1. mishkin 3rd October 2013

    I used to use Joomla but it's got kind of a steep learning curve and a bit bloated. Not sure what version 3 is like though..

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