I have tried my hands on the Joomla CMS a few times but yesterday the shit hit the fan! Seriously, there is only one thing I can say about this Joomla software – It plain and simple sucks A$$! There is no redemption for this shitty software. Even god is not going to forgive the makers of this software. I hate it so much :(. By the way, who on earth came up with this lame name for a software – JOOMLA (come on!)
Reason for this anger filled post :-
I got a client yesterday who wanted his Joomla 1.0 installation migrated to the latest version. And man… I have tried it more than 10 times and all it does is spew errors, errors and guess what else ? MORE ERRORS!! I have tried all ways – this way, that way, the layman way, the manual way, the migrator way, the google way, the technical way, the super technical way, but nothing seems to fuckin’ work (and trust me, I am pretty technical when it comes to script installations, upgrades and other web stuff).
So, I finally gave up and told the client that he would better switch to WordPress so that I don’t lose my sanity. I am done with Joomla. I am going to promote WordPress all the way….!!
A funny quote from the Internet about Joomla by someone named Linford:-
An analogy is you want to travel from San Francisco to New York–Dreamweaver gets you from SF to NY by way of Chicago competently–Joomla gets you from SF to NY by way of China–actually Joomla never reaches NY–it strands you in China–you’re left standing scratching your head asking how the hell did I get to here to China? Joomla is the worst software I’ve ever encountered.
A Comparison chart for awareness :-
|Simple and easy to learn for a new user||Complicated and has a steep learning curve|
|Small Installation Size (around 10MB)||Bloated Installation Size (around 30MB)|
|Very quick installation and configuration||Takes time to install and configure|
|Better and Efficient Code||Lousy and Inefficient code|
|It can be used as an excellent Blogging system as well as a CMS||Joomla can be used as a CMS but cannot be used as an efficient blogging system|
|Developer-friendly||A Developer’s Nightmare!|
|Upgrading WordPress is a breeze||Upgrading Joomla is a hassle – almost broken!|
|Better community support & plugins||Confusing modules and components|
|Uses the KISS principle 🙂||Uses the RAPE principle 🙁|
So, anyone who is thinking to switch from WordPress to Joomla or even thinking to begin with Joomla in the first place, I will say – Hold your thoughts!! Think again :)…. So, tell me what did you think ?