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Joomla or Wordpress which is best for e-commerce site.

Discussion in 'Joomla' started by hocpana, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. #1
    I want to build a e-commerce site, but did not understand which CMS i use. What do you think about that?
    hocpana, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  2. tropicalplanttom

    tropicalplanttom Peon

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    #2
    I would presume Joomla, but have not used wordpress - does it even have an ecommerce facility? If you are looking at Joomla, I think Virtuemart is one of the more popular components for shops. Hope that helps.
    tropicalplanttom, Feb 24, 2012 IP
  3. TSH

    TSH Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    #3
    Neither, I would use something more tailed for a Ecommerce site. ZenCart, OpenCart, OSCommerce, Prestashop, etc..
    TSH, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    dhanaa Greenhorn

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    #4
    I think Prestashop good, because there no forum for learning :)
    dhanaa, Feb 24, 2012 IP
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    Remajahost Peon

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    #5
    I think Joomla is better for e-commerce
    But even better if you use Prestashop or Magento
    Remajahost, Mar 1, 2012 IP
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    deltagci Peon

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    #6
    I really like word press, and some time I'm using joomla and magento for more security season. Still I have only 2 more education and 1 forex trading related website with cms.
    deltagci, Mar 1, 2012 IP
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    vectramind Peon

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    #7
    better to build in joomla.. it is very user freindly also
    vectramind, Mar 2, 2012 IP
  8. Harvey51

    Harvey51 Peon

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    #8
    Joomla is undergoing change, a new version branch of the system was released over a year ago.

    Third party developers are bringing out their components at a good, steady rate.

    VirtueMart 2, the major ecommerce suite for Joomla is starting to look a great option, we're building our first store now with the new version.

    If you're going to use Joomla do your homework on what is available and what is coming. If your site has more than just a store, forums, blogs, etc Joomla for my mind is the best option, however if your store will have over 10,000 products Joomla and any of its ecommerce suites are not capable of handling that level of products.
    Harvey51, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    frances127 Peon

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    Totally agree with Harvey, Joomla and Virtuemart . Joomla is easy for you to use. Wordpress will be great for blogging but to build an e-commerce site, it's really difficult.
    frances127, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    lamvt Member

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    #10
    Best is Magento
    Joomla and Virtuemart, or Joomla and K2 store is Good
    if your site smaller can use Worpress.


    Goodluck
    lamvt, Mar 9, 2012 IP
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    babyguiness Peon

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    I tried both of them, if you compare joomla and wordpress: i prefer joomla, it has virtuemart and great modules to built your site. Wordpress just easier to build, if you don't have enough time though.
    But compare to two of them, there are many ecommerce cms which is way better than them.
    babyguiness, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    ag1357 Peon

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    #12
    You can build your own custom plugin for paypal based shopping cart visit wordpress codex for important plugin function
    ag1357, Apr 2, 2012 IP
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    #13
    There is no definite answer. But in order to be able to answer, you would need to supply the following information:

    1) What are you mainly going to sell
    2) How many products are you going to sell
    3) Is your web experience rather high or low
    4) Do you need multi currency support
    5) Do you need multi language support

    Magento can easily do them all, but has quite steep learning curve, also in the wrong hands Magento can get extremely slow.
    PrestaShop is fast and easy, but inside is French. Some of the modules are bit harder to make for the system because of that. Otherwise it also supports everything above.

    Joomla + VirtueMart I do not recommend for the moment, since they are quite buggy. Maybe in a few months time it will improve. From the current view I see that PrestaShop has taken away quite a lot of popularity from Joomla VirtueMart

    Wordpress + e-Commerce (getshopped.org) - is easy to set up. Main difference between Magento/PrestaShop/VirtueMart is that you can put your products literally anywhere on your site (post, page, widget, etc...) thru use of shortcodes. Downside is the lack of multi currency support and extra plugins are required in order to get the multi currency support working properly.

    And again... before asking which e-commerce software is the best.... please supply what you want to do with your potential future webshop.
    e-abi, Apr 9, 2012 IP
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    seoroyal Peon

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    Choosing between wordpress and joomla i would for sure go for joomla. It is easy to adjust and there are a lot of plugins.
    seoroyal, Apr 12, 2012 IP
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    I would have to recommend Joomla. Not simply because that's the CMS that I specialize in, but you have the options of using Redshop, Virtumart, Hikashop or even the new Yootheme shopping cart that will be coming out the beginning of June this year.
    Tweed Solutions, Apr 16, 2012 IP
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    r.arifur Greenhorn

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    I my view Joomla is better, I see wordpress as a blogging platform.
    r.arifur, Apr 28, 2012 IP
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    war_machine Active Member

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    I would use a Woo Commerce theme, their newest lines of themes with lots of features for ecommerce.
    war_machine, May 2, 2012 IP
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    sunitha123, Jul 25, 2012 IP
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    #19
    It's depend on what kind of website you want to build. If it is website that hold a lot of content and have several widget and column you can choose Joomla!, but if you need the simple one that also can be customized you should choose WordPress. For better SEO I advice you to choose WordPress.
    DOCtriN, Jul 25, 2012 IP
  20. omar faruk sarkar

    omar faruk sarkar Greenhorn

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    #20
    I think joomla is perfect
    omar faruk sarkar, Jul 26, 2012 IP