Joomla!

I’ve been playing around with Joomla! lately, and it seems to have its pros and cons. Compared to Drupal, it seems a little unnecessarily complex at times, and I don’t really understand the naming conventions for its extensions (“modules,” at least – blocks, the Drupal equivalent, is a much clearer term).

The administration interface is worth applause, though…Drupal’s is simpler, although it can be souped up with modules. It seems like Joomla! has more out-of-the-box but that Drupal is easier to get going with and to tailor to one’s needs. I prefer the latter, since it gives more flexibility to the creation and presentation of content.

Drupal’s also got much nicer URLs, and turning on its “Clean URLs” is super-easy.

So I’m still on the Drupal side, but if you think I should reconsider or try to get more into Joomla!, let me know in the comments.

At some point, I’ll do a proper comparison between the two.