Joomla K2 and WordPress: Equation Mark?

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WordPress has long been known as the platform designed only for blogging. As for now, ‘only’ is dropped, as WordPress has developed into a powerful content management system with all the necessary functions. Still, it’s firmly holding its position as the #1 blogging platform, with both downloadable and hosted versions available.

Joomla CMS, which presents serious competition to WordPress on the CMS market, has been designed with content management idea primarily in mind and has never been blogging platform ‘only’. However, even now with a number of improvements and updates, Joomla’s core is not very well suited particularly for creating blogs.

K2 Joomla component was created as the answer to many Joomla fans who desire to attach blogs, catalogues and news portals to their sites. Its primary task is to take over content management and make it simple to the max.

Joomla + K2 = WordPress?

With the introduction of K2 component, and comparing Joomla to WordPress, it seems that all the distinctions between these two CMS platforms have been blurred. At the first sight, this is true, but if we look deeper, there are still things that each CMS does better than the other. What are they? Let’s take a closer look.

K2 and WordPress: Similarities

In WordPress, managing content is easy with just the build-in functionality. In Joomla, K2 component actually replaces the out-of-the-box content constructor and takes over its functions.

Comments
Both WordPress and K2 allow commenting posts and protecting the comments with captchas. (In Joomla, this can be achieved by installing JComments module).

Tags
In WordPress, post tagging comes by default. K2 adds the same functionality to Joomla along with breadcrumbs, post archives, calendar etc.

Featured image resize
In WordPress, you can assign a featured image to a post or category (make sure to enable this function) and it will be automatically resized, the same is true for K2. Not much, but it saves your efforts for manual resizing.

Extra Fields
Both WordPress and K2 allow adding extra fields to a post, like a video or an attachment. To add them, in K2 you just choose the necessary field type in the dropdown list.

K2 and WordPress: Differences

There are certain features that WordPress possesses and Joomla K2 doesn’t have so far.

Multi-Category Assignment
In WordPress, a post can ‘live’ in several categories at once, like the post you are reading now could be both in WordPress and Joomla categories simultaneously. This functionality comes by default neither in Joomla nor in K2, which is not very convenient but can be replaced with tags.

Revisions / Drafts
The feature many WordPress users love is the ability to save the unpublished content in Drafts and also save its several Revisions to go back to if needed. Joomla K2 doesn’t allow it, so the content you post is available to public immediately.

Dynamic Navigation
This functionality may come in handy for frequently updated sites, where the menu is dynamically changed according to the updates as contrary to the static never-changing menu. It helps users navigate through the site more easily and focus attention on the content you want to emphasize.

Joomla + K2 ? WordPress

All in all, these CMSs are different. Well, if they were the same, why create two? Each one does something better than the other.

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