In this blog post, I will provide details comparison between two open source platforms: Joomla Vs Magento to find out the platform that fits your requirement most. After deeply analyzing the pros and cons of both the popular platforms, (Joomla and Magento), I divided the comparison details into groups to represent the info in a simpler and digestible manner to give apparent understanding to choose the best. It’s hard to give a decision of what platform is better but is is to guide you to choose the best one for you that meets your business requirements and budget criteria for making significant decisions.

Detail comparison between Joomla and Magento platforms

In summary, the comparision focuses on the timeline of the 2 open sources, customization level, override, stability and cost.

General Comparison

General Joomla Magento
Founded in 2005 2008
Versions 1.0, 1.5 (Long term support), 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 (Long term support), 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5 (Long term support) , 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.5 1.0, 1.5, 1.6. 1.7, 2.0beta
Open source nature 100% 100%

Web industries

  • Shopping 23%
  • Technology 7%
  • Religion 7%
  • Entertainment 6%
  • Social 6%
  • Health 6%
  • Travel 6%
  • News 6%
  • Education 5%

Other 23%

Web industries

  • Shopping 53%
  • Business 15%
  • Vehicle 5%
  • Technology 2%
  • Entertainment 2%
  • Health 3%
  • Adult 3%
  • Drugs 2%
  • Sports 1%

Other 12%

Growth 15% (2012) and 19% (2013) 20% (2012) and 25% (2013)
Online visibility Brilliant Outstanding
Cost-effectiveness Less expensive Highly expensive

Feature Chart

Feature Joomla Magento
SEO Fully SEO-friendly Fully SEO-friendly
Multi-language support Supports multiple languages Supports multiple languages
Customization Less complex More complex
Social media-friendly Yes Yes
Mobile-responsiveness Yes Yes

Technical Overview

Technical Functionality Joomla Magento
Architecture MVC (model-view-controller) EAV (entity-attribute-value)
Platforms PHP, MySql, OOPS programming HP, Zend framework
Set up and install Plain & Simple A bit difficult
Shopping cart performance Good Better
Backend Highly customizable Needs professional assistance for Customization
Front-end Hassle-free customization Complex customization

Consistency in Use

Consistency Joomla Magento
Security Intermediate High
Extensibility Feasible but comparatively low in contrast to Magento Highly Feasible
Stability Good Better
Online community and Support Better community Assistance Exceptional community Assistance

Detailed Outlook

Additional Comparison Joomla Magento
CMS performance Superb CMS support and benefits Preferable only for shopping cart development
Extensions Some of the popular extensions are JEvents, Simple Photo Gallery, Virtuemart, etc.Simple to install them Some of the popular extensions are Social Login, Advanced Sitemap. Remerce CMS Meta Robots.Comparatively difficult to install than Joomla
Blogging Easy Setup and management A bit complex set & management


Hope the blog was worthy in making detailed comparison between the two most-demanding e-commerce platforms. With the provided information, you would no more be perplexed in making a final decision for your business.

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