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Creating an Article/Page or Blog Post in Joomla and WordPress

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Because Joomla! is a lot more powerful than WordPress, it is perhaps a smidgen less user-friendly. After all, a menu item in WordPress can only point to a ‘Page’ (called…

Because Joomla! is a lot more powerful than WordPress, it is perhaps a smidgen less user-friendly. After all, a menu item in WordPress can only point to a ‘Page’ (called ‘Article’ in Joomla!), a ‘Link’ (called ‘External URL’ in Joomla!) or a ‘Category’.

However, in Joomla!, a menu item can point to any one of so many different sorts of page or other item – highly extensible via 3rd party extensions.

Admittedly, the blogging system of Joomla! is far from the best. WordPress was built for blogging and had website capabilities tacked on afterwards. Joomla! was built for powerful site construction and had blogging capabilities tacked on, later.

For this reason, I am using a 3rd-party blogging component, called CJBlog, for my latest site. It has the advantage of just manipulating the built-in Joomla! ‘Articles’ system, to turn normal articles into a good blogging system, rather than re-design the whole

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