Joomla is a very popular CMS, and it is now widely used to build different websites. Besides managing website, Joomla also gives you easy accessibility and manageability with blogging. You might see a lot of comparisons between WordPress and Joomla.
There is both pros and cons on both platform, but in this years Joomla has turned back. Developers have taken Joomla templates to the next level, and in terms of blogging, it has evolved as well.
In this article, I will talk about Joomla blogging platform. There is a lot of Joomla blogging tools is available now at the Joomla extension market. I will talk about the best four Joomla blogging plugins.
Let’s check out.
The Joomla Core Tool
The Joomla core offers great functionality itself for bloggers. The nested categories allow to storing article with lot more sense, and it is very much easier to manage the content from administrator area. When this is combined with some extension like komento which is provided free by stackideas, a fully featured blogging platform is ready to roll.
If you like any other commenting system like livefyre or Disqus, the third party extensions make the integration very easy. You can check the JED(Joomla Extension Directory) for available entries in that specific category.
The improved and updated Access control list in recent versions of Joomla also help to provide varying access to information on a complex blog. The new system is very much powerful and gives a lot of flexibility for the advanced users.
The easy blog is probably the best blogging platform for Joomla by StackIdeas. It comes with a full set of blogging features like advanced media management, built in comments, lots of integration with social media. EasyBlog is the complete solution for the need of today’s bloggers.
Create an RSS feed or post to social network autonomously such as Twitter or Facebook is very much simple with this application. This application also comes with direct integration for newsletter service and social extensions like Jomsocial and community builder.
K2 is the free blogging tool that is very popular for the easy customization and ability to add multiple custom fields. It is known as Content Creation Kit or CCK, which allows you to create custom content types. If you use specific fields regularly such as details of a product or reviews on your blog than CCK might be the exact thing that you need.
K2 provides regular reviews of products. The modification of front end is also very much easy with K2 template structure.
The zoo is another popular Content Creation Kit by Yootheme. It allows you to create a blog easily and quickly, doesn’t matter the blog is simple or complex. The lite version of Zoo is free of cost and provides a great platform for a blog. The paid version has readymade setup form a product catalog, movie reviews and more.
Since Zoo is produced by Yootheme, all of their templates also provide great integration for the extension, which gives great looks and functional platform.