Originally Posted by lmilesw
I used to use Joomla and have moved one site onto WordPress so far and I think I will be "redesigning" another one pretty soon. The biggest issue for me initially was the way Joomla and WordPress work differently. You have a lot more component placement possibilities with Joomla which in my opinion makes for a more cumbersome site. With Joomla you have components, modules, and plugins and need to know what they each do. Sometimes you have content in a module, forget about where you put it and have to spend time routing around to find it again.
I would encourage a client of mine to think of a fresh start rather than trying to replicate what they have in Joomla. I think you can add some wonderful functionality and ease of use with WordPress. With Atahualpa and/or Themeframe the sky's the limit as to look and feel.
Hope that helps a bit. If you have any questions ask away.
Nice to hear that you have moved your site from Joomla to wordpress. I would like to ask you a question, your reply is appreciated.
When you move your website, the URL changes, so you have to use different URLs for your wordpress blog, did you use the same domain or a new domain for your wordpress blog? If the same domain, are your rankings still there? If new domain, did you 301 it to the new domain from your Joomla domain?
I am having lots of URL problems with my Joomla website, I have been wondering about transfering it to wordpress, but I think I will lost my rankings and traffic.
Could you please share how you do it?
Thanks very much!!