Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Joomla, Drupal or WordPress, Which CMS to Choose?

This is really a case of choosing the right CMS for your online business. Ask developers about their preferred CMS, and you wil get a wide range of answers. Joomla developers would prefer to use Joomla, Drupal developers would prefer to use Drupal and WordPress Developers would prefer to use Wordpress. These 3 CMS having their own advantages as well as disadvantages.

                                                    

Joomla:

 The most popular open source CMS in the world. Joomla is used for an enormous range of applications and organizations. Joomla! has an extremely large following and support group providing more and more improvements and features. Joomla. It is very simple to set up and understand - there are even extensions available that will simplify the control panel further. It's a good system. Joomla is more fit for users with some coding capabilities rather than for complete newbies who are inexperienced in any web development. . Joomla couples the ease of content creation of WordPress with the scalability of Drupal. Joomla is also sometimes a necessary choice if website architecture is more complex than WordPress can handle.

 WordPress:

 Wordpress will be the best choice for your client if you want an easy to manage CMS. The choice of plugins and the large amount of themes make wordpress the best starting point for someone that is quite new to CMS and not to technical. Many people think that WordPress can be used only for blogging, you can easily configure it for any other work. Also, it is very easy to install on server. The people who have enough knowledge about coding also will build the website without any difficulties. WordPress! For the end user to maintain, it is the most user friendly. I've developed on all 3 systems and find WP incredibly easier for my clients to navigate and update posts. WordPress is just a great fairly easy to pick up on, and offers some pretty templates and customization. That said, I find that WP sites all look the same to me (structurally) and WordPress software and themes are designed for A BLOG. Yes, you can do some different things with it, but that doesn't alter it's original purpose, which is a BLOG. 

Drupal:

 Drupal is for people who’d rather hand-code their site’s content rather than utilize a WYSIWYG editor. It is more flexible than Joomla and WordPress in terms of adding and customizing features as well altering the design and brand. Easy to use backend, lots of extensions, and an excellent portal system. Drupal is just excellent, but you better be web-tech oriented, be ready for a steep learning curve, and have some time to spend on the forums. If you have no prior experience with CMS, stay away from Drupal Developers.

Finally, Joomla, Drupal or WordPress?


It totaly depends on what functionality you want to have. If the website is mainly text-based with a few minor functions added on, then you would go with WordPress. If you are interested in multimedia or more complex functionality then Joomla is a better option. Thus when it comes to build up a complex and robust website full of features and functionality, you should go with Drupal

2 comments:

  1. I’d like to go with WordPress because it is good in between them. Recently I hire Wordpress programmer for my new site and I am very happy with it. My site is about custom software development firm and I think WordPress is best choice for it.

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  2. Our Drupal Developers are always outfitted with the newest know how in their specific area. In this case time factor, which is very essential while offering alternatives, is always kept in perspective and all perform is accomplished within the lowest possible period.

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