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Joomla and XF

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Teresa Murphy, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Teresa Murphy

    Teresa Murphy Member

    Since I haven't purchased a XF license yet, I can't reply to this thread:
    Add-on - Crowd-funding proposal - Joomla bridge plugin

    I WOULD/WILL donate to this or buy this, no matter the cost. I've been waiting for what seems like FOREVER to have a decent SSO solution for my forum AND Joomla. I'm waiting...waiting...waiting...waiting for this to make the move from vB 4.x to something better.
  2. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    Joomla! is horrible software. I recommend you to avoid it.
  3. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

    It's obvious to me there is a need here to replace a vb with a xF -> Joomla SSO solution. The op appears to want feature parity between xF+Joomla and what they have now with vB (+Joomla?). Attacking Joomla with an unreasoned comment and baseless recommendation really isn't helpful.
  4. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for the semi-offtopic, but I have suffered Joomla! for more than a year, it's full of bugs and it will give you headaches. It's slow, the URLs are ugly, most addons are abandoned or don't work well. Its code is a mess. I would say it's inherently insecure. If you want more reasons just type joomla sucks at google. Not trying to be harsh, I just give my opinion so others can save time and efforts.

    Wordpress + Genesis framework, although not perfect at all, is a much better alternative.
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2015
  5. Tiki Tiki

    Tiki Tiki Active Member

    Genesis framework is horrible software. I recommend you to avoid it.
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  6. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    Why is Genesis framework horrible software? at least its site looks fine. As I said before, Wordpress has its problems but Genesis improves it and the support is good.

    Anyway I'm not a Wordpress advocate. If you want a serious cms I'd look django. I prefer Wordpress because it's much faster to deploy sites and just publish content (although I have a separate VPS for wp sites since I don't trust its security)
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2015
  7. Garamond

    Garamond Well-Known Member

    Not horrible. It's easier than Wordpress, imo. It's a bit bloated, I give you that, but calling it horrible is taking it a bit too far.
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  8. lites

    lites Member

    I sold my vBulletin and xenForo forum softwares.
    I'm studying Wordpress now. I'm very happy with it. They improved it a lot recently.
    Freedom to use, wonderful themes & plugins, and many technical documents and video tutorials exist.
    I also used Joomla before vB and xF. I like Wordpress most.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2015
  9. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Aug 16, 2015
  10. Puntocom

    Puntocom Well-Known Member

    This has gone offtopic.

    I opened another thread: CMS
  11. goyo

    goyo Member

    @Puntocom: Well, not sure what others save with your comment but it's obvious that you don't have a deep knowledge of Joomla.

    There's a reason why Joomla is the second most used CMS.
    We've built and running over 500 Joomla sites (news portals, shops, standalone pages and even communities).
    Some of our sites are just celebrated 10 years of switching to Joomla and they never looked back. If you look at CMS's with large add-on ecosystem and user base Joomla is the best middle ground between Wordpress (too hard to to use for versatile/big portals) and Drupal (too much development time). Although we're building sites with Drupal and WP we're keep coming back to J! mostly because it's clear architecture/structure

    Joomla is VERY secure and well written. We never had a single security issue with Joomla itself. As with any other script with extension/add-on/plugin ability it can become insecure in wrong hands (hack even Xenforo could be a problem with an insecure 3rd party extension/bad developer).
    SelfSufficientMe, Rob and Garamond like this.

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