JOOMLA is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model-view-controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS. Joomla though has a learning curve and need few SEO stuff to take care, gives you these advantages
1. Inbuilt ACL: Joomla access control is far more advanced and has inbuilt support for not only core features but third party extensions as well. It automatically comes with larger sets of defined user classes and groups. However, you can totally customize them on every level and add as many as you want.
- You don’t have to be public about what CMS you are using. With WordPress its quite easy to figure out the engine running your site from just browsing the front end. On Joomla you can keep its identity under rug and if you can tinker with backend themes and url structure, Joomla can be easily rebranded.
- Modules are much awesome than widgets. Lots and lots of instances with lots and lots of options with lots and lots of positions and again ACL. All inbuilt. But if you wanna go all control freak, simply install advanced module manager.
- Template Management is more liberal. While WordPress’ child theme feature gives you good enough options, Joomla allows you to use different templates all together. Example: You can create different instances of same theme in different colors and set them on different pages and layouts. The theme frameworks are so easy to operate too.
Also custom CSS classes lets you style any element differently from theme’s default parameters5.Multilingual: So far it has got over 60 translation packs — easy to deal with and quite decent. By installing a language pack you’ll translate the Joomla admin panel and the default front-end elements.