Choosing CMS - Joomla Virtuemart vs Magento vs Prestashop

Choosing CMS - Joomla Virtuemart vs Magento vs Prestashop

 A website is the first thing we think about when we talk about the Internet. Everybody wants to have a website either for personal or commercial needs. But not everyone knows what tools to use in order to create it. The first step on the way to the one's website creation is to choose the proper template.

The amount of various frameworks and content management systems (CMS) is growing rapidly nowadays. This is especially true if you are connected with E-commerce, where you have the vast choice of open source solutions. Magento, Open Cart, Zen Cart, Prestashop, Virtuemart, osCommerce, BigCommerce - this is not the full list of templates that can organise your online market place and make it really comfortable and easy to control. But it is not a simple task to choose the one that suits you most.

This article is a little help to complete the task. Below is a short description for each of the three most popular and widely discussed CMS templates: Joomla Virtuemart, Magento, Prestashop.

Joomla Virtuemart

  • Open source
  • Fast
  • Based on Joomla template system
  • Easy upgrade
  • Simple back office

Joomla Virtuemart templates

Food, Online shop VirtueMart template     Computer industry, Online shop VirtueMart template     Tobacco industry, Online shop VirtueMart template

Automotive, Online shop VirtueMart template     Equipment, Online shop VirtueMart template     Fashion store, Online shop VirtueMart template



  • Open source
  • Best back office
  • Regular updates and bug fixes
  • Loaded with tools and features (marketing, inventory, SEO, etc)
  • Multiple languages, taxes and currencies
  • Variety of payment and shipment methods
  • Big, talented and rapidly growing community

Magento templates

Business, Online shop Magento template     Literature, Online shop Magento template     Service company, Online shop Magento template

Photography website, Online shop Magento template     Entertainment websites, Online shop Magento template     Sport, Online shop Magento template




  • Open source
  • Fast
  • Easy upgrade
  • Smart template engine
  • Numerous add-ons and templates
  • Simple back office

Having a clear idea of what you are going to do and knowing the product will definitely help you choose the right CMS for all your needs.

Prestashop templates

Transportation company, Online shop PrestaShop template     Beauty, Online shop PrestaShop template     Gift shop, Online shop PrestaShop template

The area of Internet, Online shop PrestaShop template     Food, Online shop PrestaShop template     Travelling, Online shop PrestaShop template


Author: Tina



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