Compare Joomla! vs. Bolt CMS

Joomla! Bolt CMS
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Joomla! is one of the big three PHP CMSes. Currently it uses only a single component from the Symfony project. Joomla remains a strong contender with a large number of users and extensions.

Bolt CMS is a lightweight CMS built with the Silex Microframework. It is well built and a great alternative for developers looking for a modern PHP system to replace WordPress, for example.

Main advantages
  • Large developer and user base
  • Plenty of ready made extensions available
  • Tried and tested basic concepts

 

  • Clean architecture built with Silex, very easy to learn
  • Standard components for Forms and Database
  • Clean purpose, not trying to solve every problem
Main disvantages
  • Administration can be confusing
  • Lack of focus, tries to do everything
  • Codebase is a mix of old and new

 

  • Developer availability compared to WP
  • Extensibility for multilingual, etc. depends on extensions
  • Limited community size
Product detailsJoomla! Bolt CMS

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