I’ve recently made the switch from Joomla to WordPress for most of the sites I run (and I suspect the others will follow) and I thought I’d document why I made the move so that I don’t switch back and so others might have some food for thought.
A while back I installed the PageSpeed module for Apache in an effort to improve my sites performance. How much of an affect it has is debatable but the site scores more highly on the Google PageSpeed score which is a good thing since now it won’t suffer a listing penalty for being slow.
I recently tested this site using this online website performance tool: Web Page Test and I thought I’d share some of the results and what I did to improve them. You can also try YSlow however this will generally give you a result that is across a LAN rather than a DSL type connection and I’ve noticed it …
This site currently uses the JSN Epic template by JoomlaShine. While I’m normally allergic to spending money I felt I had to cough up some cash and buy this template as I use it in a few places and a good amount of work has clearly gone into it.
Joomla has literally thousands of extensions that add various bits of functionality to a Joomla based website. This article covers those Joomla extensions that I find particularly useful or well put together. You can find these and other extensions are the Joomla Extensions site.