Firelight Web Studio is a U.S. based company, offering Web Services to the United States and Canada.

Joomla or WordPress Websites


We've sifted, and sorted, and worked with dozens of website frameworks. Joomla and WordPress are the only two that passed the test long term. They are simply the best choices out there for usability, functionality, and flexibility.

We offer full website builds, troubleshooting services, exploit recovery services (if your site is hacked), configuration or add-on services, and training for both Joomla and WordPress.


WordPress is best for simple websites or blogs.

WordPress is designed to be a blog, which presents a list format for articles. It has some built-in functions for presenting isolated pages, and to display them in menus, but basically, it is a blog. You can't beat it if that is what you need. But if you do not need a blog, it becomes awkward VERY fast as you add things to try to make it work beyond what it was meant to do. It lacks some very basic features for easily presenting a business presence as opposed to a personal journal type presence.

While it is broadly extensible (you can plug a lot of expansions into it), if you add too many expansions it will become difficult to manage (all those add-ons require regular updating), and it will compromise security (some of those add-ons are not carefully coded to keep people from using them to hack your site). So simple is best with WordPress.


Joomla is best for larger websites, stable sites that contain shopping carts or libraries or directories, and any kind of community participation websites.

Joomla has more built-in user management controls, and more robust options for adding additional features. We still recommend caution regarding add-ons - the rule is to NEVER add anything that you do not absolutely need, because each additional component (software package that hooks in) adds more management complexity (that means more long term cost and hassle), and additional security issues (for the same reason as WordPress). The big difference here is that Joomla requires fewer additions to make it functional for a stable website, as opposed to a blog.


Whichever you choose, both of these structures are backed by an active coding group (the writers are always on the job correcting errors), and an active user community (which means there is plenty of good feedback to report errors).

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