When I started using Joomla a long time ago as a community based membership site I thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. This also happened to be the same time when WordPress was known as just a blogging site. Joomla had good developer support with great plugins to increase functionality of a CMS system that provided easy content and got away from the standard Web 2.0 system (phpNuke, e107, etc.) of a 3 column community site with a forum and a couple other bells and whistles.
While Joomla had great backend 3rd party plugins like CRM, forums (VBulletin) and ecommerce bridge solutions like OS Commerce it was bloated and took a lot of time for a non-developer. Fast forward to today and WordPress has changed from a purely blogging focused platform to a more robust multi-dimensional website management tool without having an over abundance of programming knowledge.The great thing I love about WordPress now vs. then is that it has been easily adapted by programmers and plugin developers to be much more interactive and integrated with Social Media Networks for further exposure of marketing/advertising campaigns of a product or service. Read more