Want to Migrate Your Joomla Website to WordPress?
Not happy with your Joomla website? Many business owners are migrating from Joomla over to WordPress. With approximately 5.7% market coverage in 2020, Joomla is the second most popular CMS (Content Management System) after WordPress which has approximately 60%.
Joomla has been a trustworthy and reliable web platform for many, many years boasting many out of the box features like built-in multilingual support and multiple templates within one site, however, due to its complexity, underwhelming number of extensions being released many businesses are migrating their website from Joomla to WordPress.
WordPress has a massive global community of developers and users who are developing new themes and plugins, both paid and free. This ecosystem of developers means that it is easier to find new themes, plugins, integrations into third party services to enhance the look and functionality of your WordPress site.
Another thing worth noting is that WordPress was initially designed for blogging whereas Joomla was intended for communal portals like social networking sites. If SEO and your google rankings are important, and you invest time into content marketing for your business, WordPress would be your best bet.
A migration from Joomla to WordPress could be a good option for your business, in the event that you have outgrown your current website and have gotten to the point where Joomla is no longer meeting your needs.
Why You Should Migrate Your Joomla Website to WordPress?
As mentioned, WordPress has the largest market share in the CMS market and powers more than a quarter of the websites globally. WordPress caters to both beginners with basic knowledge and high calibre developers. WordPress offers a smooth learning curve and great flexibility which allows you to learn through trial and error. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can customise your website however you want by adding your codes and plugins.
- Plugins and Scalability
With WordPress, users can customise their website with many advanced features due to a plethora of plugins within the WordPress ecosystem. You can integrate your blog with an online store and monetise your website by installing plugins like WooCommerce. WordPress has over 54,000 plugins whereas Joomla has only a few thousand in its directory. If you want to improve your website design and functionality, it might be worth migrating your website to WordPress for more high-quality plugins.
Although it is easy to install plugins and no extensive coding experience is needed, using plugins with compatibility errors can cause some issues. CircleBC can help you migrate your website from Joomla to WordPress smoothly and avoid those issues.
- Search Engine Rankings and Tracking
WordPress has many high-quality plugins allowing you great control over the SEO capabilities of your website. WordPress’ popular plugin Yoast SEO allows you to optimise your content and images and gives you recommendations on how to improve your SEO score.
- Ease of Use
Given that WordPress started out as a blogging platform, it’s intuitive enough for most beginners to learn and create articles. On the other hand, Joomla has a steep learning curve and its interface is not as intuitive as WordPress. You can create blog posts at the push of a button on WordPress.
What Does Moving From Joomla to WordPress Involve?
Moving your website away from Joomla to WordPress unfortunately can’t be done at the click of a button, therefore engaging a development team that are experienced using both Joomla and WordPress platforms will ensure that the transition is a success. We can help you migrate your website and all of your data to WordPress to save you the hassle.
Whilst completing the migration, we have the ability to make some design enhancements to the front end of the website, along with functionality enhancements prior to go-live.
Moving to a different CMS can be daunting, especially when you’re not familiar with the new platform, however partnering with the right provider can make the entire process much easier.
CircleBC are WordPress Experts, our team have built hundreds of WordPress sites and can help you with the transition from Joomla to WordPress, we can provide you with documentation and training on how to manage the website yourself and provide ongoing support and maintenance along the way. Whether you want to simply migrate your content and layout in its existing form over to WordPress, or do an entire redesign, we’ve got you covered. We can also help you with setting up the following:
- Website Hosting
- Email Hosting and Migration
- Custom Data Migration
- Custom E-commerce Functionality and third-party integrations
So if you are located in New South Wales (NSW), Queensland (QLD), Victoria (VIC), Western Australia (WA), South Australia (SA), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Tasmania (TAS), Northern Territory (NT), give the team at CircleBC a call, the initial consultation is complimentary and obligation free 1300 978 073.