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Joomla! versus WordPress 2013

I teach journalism students to use both Joomla! and WordPress. I spend more time on WordPress as my general feeling is that WordPress has improved over the years while Joomla! has stagnated somewhat. Two years ago Web Designer magazine commissioned me to write a feature about Joomla!. It was part of a series of articles […]

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Top 50 WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Squarespace tips – Web Designer magazine

I’ve co-authored the Top 50 Blog Techniques feature which appears in Issue 171 of Web Designer magazine (available now in all good newsagents in the UK  and in other countries). It contains 50 (count ’em!) tried and tested tips to help you use: WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal and Squarespace. Joomla! isn’t the most intuitive CMS, so […]

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Build a news site in Joomla! in two hours – Web Designer magazine tutorial

This month’s Web Designer magazine includes a tutorial on How to Build a News Site in Joomla! written by me (Steve Hill). By following the 24 steps, readers should end up with a decent looking news site. Well, that’s the general idea. The tutorial will be particularly useful for charities or schools who are seeking […]

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WordPress versus Joomla! – which is best for a news site?

WORDPRESS FOR A "NEWS" SITE? WordPress just seems to be getting better and better all the time. Like Joomla!, WordPress is free and there is plenty of online community support.  Like many people, I thought that WordPress only produced sites that look like blogs. In fact designers have been coming up with templates that look […]

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Installing a news site template for Joomla

Templates are a series of files which control the presentation of content (articles that you create). So you want an attractive looking news site to match that of CNN.com, but at the fraction of the price? Well, this page will help. When you install Joomla!, you will see that your site has a default template […]

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