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Why I Switched From Joomla! to WordPress

If you've visited my home site before or are on my newsletter mailing list, you may have noticed that they look rather different now. That's because I recently switched from the Joomla! Content Management System (CMS) to WordPress.

Joomla! is a very powerful system and I know it reasonably well; I even wrote a feature article on building websites in Joomla!, but I eventually got tired of fighting to get it to do what I wanted on my home site.

Here are the main reasons behind my switch:

  • I finally realised that what I really want on my personal home site is a Blog, and blogging is WordPress's great strength.
  • Commenting and pingbacks are vital for engaging visitors and building traffic, and they are built in to WordPress.
  • I got tired of hacking my Joomla! template to get it to do things that WordPress can do by default, like
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