Compare Symfony CMF vs. Joomla!

Symfony CMF Joomla!
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Product intro

As a Content Management Framework Symfony CMF is not a complete CMS product, but more of a framework to build your own CMS on top of. This makes it stand out from the crowd.

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.

Main advantages
  • Full stack Symfony Framework Implementation
  • Flexibility in design alowing tailored experiences
  • Can be embedded into existing Symfony applications
  • Large developer and user base
  • Plenty of ready made extensions available
  • Tried and tested basic concepts

 

Main disvantages
  • Longer time to market than with CMS
  • Content editor experience easily compromised
  • Smaller community than CMSes
  • Administration can be confusing
  • Lack of focus, tries to do everything
  • Codebase is a mix of old and new

 

Product detailsSymfony CMF Joomla!

CMSes vailable for comparison: BackBee, Bolt CMS, Concrete5, Contenta, Contentful, Cosmic.js, Craft CMS, Drupal 8, eZ Platform, Fork CMS, GraphCMS, Grav, Jarves, Joomla!, Kunstmaan, October CMS, Open Orchestra, Pagekit, Pimcore, PyroCMS 3, Reservoir, Spress, Sulu CMS, Symfony CMF, Symphony CMS