Does anyone else hate Joomla?

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Poll: Do you like Joomla? (29 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you like Joomla?

  1. Yes (8 votes [27.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.59%

  2. No (21 votes [72.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.41%

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Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:36 AM

I just finished working on a project for a client who is building their website in Joomla. I've never used Joomla before, but I have a really bad taste in my mouth after using it.

I won't go into an all-out rant about WHY I hate Joomla right now, but I am curious to know the general consensus on the tool. It's clearly one of the more popular free/open source CMS tools but I honestly feel like the UI isn't designed very well.

I have a feeling I'm in the minority here... but I'm very curious.

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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:38 AM

I don't think Lounge is for this talk.

Anyway, haven't tried Joomla before, so there's not much to say. Although, I have heard from others that they "dislike" Joomla because of similar reasons to yours.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:23 AM

View Postarthurakay, on 25 Aug, 2009 - 05:36 AM, said:

I just finished working on a project for a client who is building their website in Joomla. I've never used Joomla before, but I have a really bad taste in my mouth after using it.

I won't go into an all-out rant about WHY I hate Joomla right now, but I am curious to know the general consensus on the tool. It's clearly one of the more popular free/open source CMS tools but I honestly feel like the UI isn't designed very well.

I have a feeling I'm in the minority here... but I'm very curious.


Worked with it? --> Uhm Yes!! Alot.
Liked it? --> Uhm NO.. Hated it.

Why? Its slow. Its NOT user-friendly and .... Too much people claiming alot of money for doing nothing and make them look proffessional..

Came across a guy like that once. then there was a error on the site. he couldnt fix.. it.....

Summary : Joomla Sucks.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:55 AM

What's Joomla?
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:19 AM

Joomla is da debil!
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:43 AM

Between all of us here, I heard Joomla is in cahoots with MAC and they sent that program to drive us normal people into using iLife or some other crappy program.

Run friend, run while you still can.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:47 AM

I'm going to move this to the Corner Cube so you can get some "serious" responses :)
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

I am rebuilding a website with Joomla right now, and while I agree that it's slow and a little painful to use at times, I don't think I'm hating it right now. Plus, I can't think of any other good (free) alternatives. I'd use Wordpress, but it's not quite beefy enough, I tried Drupal but couldn't wrap my mind around it, so I guess that would leave me with Plone?
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 25 August 2009 - 05:20 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 25 Aug, 2009 - 11:55 AM, said:

What's Joomla?

http://www.google.com/search?q=joomla
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:32 AM

I already googled it, tard. Still don't know what it is...
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:45 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 08:32 AM, said:

I already googled it, tard. Still don't know what it is...



Why the need for name calling? Are you frustrated beacuse you can't comprehend what you're reading? Or did you not even read any of the results from your search?


Either way i don't see a need for name calling. If you Googled it and still don't understand what it is. Go to the Other Languages thread and start a "Can you help me understand what Joomla is" thread. And I'm sure people will help you to understand what it is.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:55 AM

View Postdccub83, on 25 Aug, 2009 - 02:22 PM, said:

I am rebuilding a website with Joomla right now, and while I agree that it's slow and a little painful to use at times, I don't think I'm hating it right now. Plus, I can't think of any other good (free) alternatives. I'd use Wordpress, but it's not quite beefy enough, I tried Drupal but couldn't wrap my mind around it, so I guess that would leave me with Plone?


If you're on a Windows box, you might try DotNetNuke. I like it a great deal more than Joomla (understatement), but I'll admit it still isn't perfect.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 06:58 AM

View Postjjsaw5, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 05:45 AM, said:

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 08:32 AM, said:

I already googled it, tard. Still don't know what it is...



Why the need for name calling? Are you frustrated beacuse you can't comprehend what you're reading? Or did you not even read any of the results from your search?


Either way i don't see a need for name calling. If you Googled it and still don't understand what it is. Go to the Other Languages thread and start a "Can you help me understand what Joomla is" thread. And I'm sure people will help you to understand what it is.



Because people who post search results fucking piss me off. As if I didn't already look at that page trying to figure it out. If you're going to try to help, post a freaking direct link. That's just being a smart ass and that REALLY pisses me off... lmgtfy links piss me off too.
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:08 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 08:58 AM, said:

View Postjjsaw5, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 05:45 AM, said:

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 08:32 AM, said:

I already googled it, tard. Still don't know what it is...



Why the need for name calling? Are you frustrated beacuse you can't comprehend what you're reading? Or did you not even read any of the results from your search?


Either way i don't see a need for name calling. If you Googled it and still don't understand what it is. Go to the Other Languages thread and start a "Can you help me understand what Joomla is" thread. And I'm sure people will help you to understand what it is.



Because people who post search results fucking piss me off. As if I didn't already look at that page trying to figure it out. If you're going to try to help, post a freaking direct link. That's just being a smart ass and that REALLY pisses me off... lmgtfy links piss me off too.



Well if you searched then you would have saw the first link on the page, which is pretty clear cut as to what Joomla is. Weird how you didn't see this link. It's even in the search results Tom9729 so kindly pointed you to (second link)

http://www.joomla.or...out-joomla.html


Just incase you need to know what i searched for it was "What is joomla?"
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Re: Does anyone else hate Joomla?

Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:09 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 Aug, 2009 - 06:58 AM, said:

Because people who post search results fucking piss me off. As if I didn't already look at that page trying to figure it out. If you're going to try to help, post a freaking direct link. That's just being a smart ass and that REALLY pisses me off... lmgtfy links piss me off too.


In case you didn't find it: http://www.joomla.or...out-joomla.html

In case you don't feel like following the link:

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What is Joomla?
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.

What's a content management system (CMS)?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.


Does that explain what Joomla is clearly enough?
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