Xaraya or Joomla? We created our journalism news site using Joomla! CMS. A few weeks ago, I went up to visit BBC Sport Interactive. Having seen the CMS its journalist use, I feel pretty confident that our students are getting a good grounding in ‘real world’ working practices. But I’m just wondering if we should scrap Joomla! and teach Xaraya?
- Unlike Joomla!, Xaraya is used by large media publishers in the UK [so that gets a tick!]
- It’s free [two ticks]
- Its open source [we like Moodle, we like Joomla!….we just LOVE open source]
- And it has a scary name which I can’t spell.[All good CMS have sinister sound names – my favourite is Tridion, which sounds like the latest nuclear weapon system].
So is this something we should be teaching our journalist degree students? How easy is Xaraya to learn and who offers hosting? Will students be able to spell its name, when they already struggle with Joomla!? That’s J-O-O-M-L-A.
So many questions….