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We explore some reasons why Joomla as a blogging platform is for you and why it can be be a good choice.
One scenario could be that your business has a Joomla site already and you’re looking to expand your business with a blog. In that case, installing a second system doesn’t make sense. Especially if your primary business is not web development. In that case, you need to spend as little time as possible training people, and as few systems to maintain as possible. Having your blog inside Joomla is the simplest route.
If you already know Joomla and use it for other projects, we recommend you use Joomla for your blogs as well. There is great value in using the same type of system for multiple sites. Possessing Joomla skills, it is only natural to leverage that when you create a blog. For most people it will take great effort to learn a new platform, so using what you know makes perfect sense to me.
Say you have a team of end-users writing on the site. In such a case, you will want to keep the blogging solution as simple as possible. By having one system for blogging and keeping the rest of the site updated you will make your life easier when training and documenting. The users will thank you as well, as they get one system to learn, and not several ways of inputting their thoughts and information.
Blogging is great, especially when you add the feature to distribute your publication automatically to all your preferred social media channels. Atol Solutions always recommends to use your site and publications as the source for all channels and only publish directly into those channels on a needed basis.
With a Joomla blog like Easyblog/Discuss, you have full control over your site. In our opinion, this is much better than being dependent on an online service like Blogger, Wordpress.com etc. Particularly in the case of a business blog, or a blog that is made with the purpose of making money directly. If you are dependent on a third-party service, you give away part of your business to an uncontrollable factor. Choices like what kind of advertising to use, functionality to add and templates available may be limited in such a service.
Using Joomla, you have the blessing of full freedom. Some might call it a curse to have all this freedom (it might be too much), but that’s another story. We choose to see the endless possibilities of expanding Joomla as a good thing. As you learn to harness the power of Joomla and available extensions, we trust you will agree.
What about you? Have you tried blogging with Joomla? What do you like about it? Dislike about it? Or what do you miss? Share in the comments below.