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Joomla or WordPress for eCommerce?

If you run all your business websites on a content management system, then the biggest reason for doing is because of the simplicity that these systems provide when it comes to managing content.

We have experiences with several CMS’ to build business websites including Joomla, WordPress, Magento & LightSpeed. But if you are starting a small business website, then which CMS do you use?

Choose the CMS that you will stick to for a long time

Every CMS has its fair share of pros and cons, thus each better can serve you the best depending on the type of website that you need. Be very careful BEFORE you choose a CMS and consider your options before you say yes to a CMS. Do your due diligence thoroughly or else you’ll be stuck with the wrong CMS for a long time. Even if you do choose the wrong CMS, it is possible to migrate to another CMS but this is resource intensive and the downtime involved during the transition will only annoy your visitors.

Which is the best CMS for your small business?

If you have a small business, then choose your CMS depending on the type of website you need. If you are going to have a small business blog, then WordPress should be your choice because it is an open source CMS that is user-friendly and allows you to work on it with no coding knowledge.

If you want to build a multi-purpose, fully-functional website with a gallery, simple ecommerce store, blogs, articles and web content, then Joomla is perfect. It is also an open source platform that is user-friendly for all users. You’ll require a little time to understand this CMS but the add-ons and tagging system can help you run a successful business.

Should you require additional eCommerce functions like running multiple stores we recommend using Magento. And in case you would like to connect your store with a web store, then there is LightSpeed, full-on eCommerce platform connected with Point of Sale.


We think all four platforms are fantastic for managing a website, WordPress is perfect for a blog site or informative kind of site with a lot of articles, while Joomla will be the best option for a website that requires multiple user privileges or custom database work. Choose Magento if you are selling online and either have multiple stores or a lot of products. Magento eCommerce is very user friendly for Orders and Stock Control. If you are selling in your store as well as online, the best is to connect both using LightSpeed Web Store.

No matter what your need is, we will talk you through this and help you to choose the right platform. Just give us a call on 1300 90 58 20.