The World’s BEST Blogging Software now Supports Joomla
Up until now, using Joomla as a Blog has been quite difficult. There are not many decent blogging components for Joomla and the ones that are available simply don’t provide the vast functionality of traditional blogging software such as B2Evolution or WordPress.
We initially tried to create a bridge between Joomla and B2Evolution and this worked for a short time however many users found it difficult to use. When B2Evolution released new updates, the Joomla blog component faced a few problems.
THE TOP 3 JOOMLA BLOG COMPONENTS
Easy Blog Joomla Blog Component from StackIdeas provides a different spin on blogging in Joomla. Whilst it’s not one of the major players such as WordPress, it’s ease of use and functionality are absolutely superb.
- Multiple Blogs
- Remote Blogging
- Media Management
- Scheduled Publishing and Ping-O-Matic Integration
- Professional Themes
- Simple Dashboard
- WYSIWYG Editor
- Micro Blogging
- Compose Now, Edit Later
- RSS Feeds and Tagging
- Rating System and Avatars
- Spam Protection
- 30 Days Money Back Guarantee!
Again, If you want one of the better Joomla blogging products, i’m afraid you have to pay for it. There are several versions of Easy Blog available, the cheapest around $45.00.
This I feel is the best Joomla Blog Extension available.
Forget B2Evolution and make the switch to WordPress. This is an absolutely amazing tool and can import all yourposts from an RSS feed into your new blog. The benefit of WordPress is that as it’s the most widely used, it has tons and tons of extensions that allow you to, well, do anything.
You can see how we’ve integrated WordPress for Joomla into our website by clicking here.We’ve kept our blog very simple with just a few extensions but you can download and install any extension from wordpress.com.
It’s a commercial product. This is never a pleasing moment when you see that the best component has to be paid for. We made the switch to Joomla WordPress and to be honest, it’s took the pain away of managing the blog aspect of our website.
The Plus Side:
Wordpress for Joomla comes with a year of support. The technical team help you with the install and migration and are always happy to answer your queries.
Installing this component also takes out the headache of managing your blog.
There are thousands of extensions available to customise or monetise your blog.
And lastly, it works with your current Joomla template so it integrates nicely.
Using Joomla as a blog with WordPress brings together 2 great products.
Joom Blog starts from around $39 and is another popular choice for Joomla Blogging. This is the cheaper of all options discussed so far but yet still has enough features for most bloggers.
Joomblog comes with a built in commenting system with it’s own CAPTCH to prevent unwanted spam. Each time you publish a new post, social media sites such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter can be instantly notified and your circle of friends and contacts will instantly be informed.
Generating traffic to your blog is an important part of blogging.
Also included in this package is it’s own built in SEF handling for Search Engine Optimisation. Because JoomBlog is an all in one package, what you pay for here is what you get unlike WordPress which has a vast community of developers creating plugins and extensions.
WordPress is and always has been the major player in the blogging world. Supporting millions of website worldwide, WordPress is the WIDEST USED blogging platform, EVER.
It’s one thing having a great blogging tool but if you’re reading this page, you’re probably looking to blog in Joomla by using a Joomla blog component.