This site is built with WordPress. As a long time proponent of Joomla!, it wasn’t without a great deal of thought that I changed my own website’s platform to a different operating system. There were several reasons.
- While familiar with WordPress, I don’t work with it very regularly. Having my own site built with it would extend my skill set and knowledge of it.
- WordPress has an iPhone app for easier updating. A free app. There are some Joomla! iPhone apps, but you have to add a custom component and buy the iPhone piece. This was a simpler path.
- WordPress is truly simpler and the focus of the website is no longer on showing off work and attracting new clients, but instead simply being a place to record things learned the hard way or new discoveries worth sharing. WordPress fits this new direction much better than Joomla! would.
- It was simply time to experiment with something different.
We’re still very much a strong supporter of the Joomla! platform (and Drupal, and Zen-Cart, and osCommerce, and CiviCRM). So far, this change has been educational, and fun.