Many people believe Joomla sits somewhere between the other two leading Open Source systems. They say it's more customisable than WordPress and yet as easy to develop as Drupal.
However, Joomla 's range of add-ons is comparatively limited with approximately 8,000 (Drupal has 20,000 and WordPress has 30,000). As a result, you might find that you need to spend more with your chosen website design company if you want your website to have functionality that's not readily available. Read the full review
Joomla might not be as pretty as WordPress and it might not have the capabilities of Drupal but if you’re planning on a website that is heavy on content, you may find that this is the CMS ideally suited to your needs.
Used by Harvard University, MTV and Citibank, Joomla! is one of the easiest systems to install, set up and configure. This accounts for why Joomla is used by so many small, medium and large organisations for everything from intranets and inventory control to reservation systems and complex business directories.
The considerable range of themes (although not as many as some other systems) make it easy to create something that looks and feels professional, polished and complete. Joomla also has plugins for most of the standard functionality you are likely to need including blogs, forms, forums and galleries.
The admin section is an absolute pleasure to use for creating and uploading content. It's simple and intuitive however, Joomla! is really designed for professional developers who have some coding experience and beginners looking to build their own site from scratch may struggle.