A Content Management System (CMS) is software that allows creating, managing, and altering website content without HTML and CSS code. There are three highly popular and commonly used CMS in the market i.e. WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla. They have a lot of things in common, including community, technology, and philosophy but still have their own set of pros and cons.
In this post, we are going to do a quick comparison between WordPress, Joomla and Drupal to find out which one is the best.
1. Ease of Use
- WordPress: WordPress is probably the easiest CMS based on PHP which allows a new user to start WordPress content in a couple of minutes. It offers a better experience to users as compared to Joomla and Drupal. The user can easily manage posts, pages or customise themes and appearance.
- Joomla: Joomla installation may not seem as fast as WordPress but has quite similar steps. Once installed, the user is directed towards a control panel which is not as simple as WordPress. It has so many menus and customisation options. Joomla is powerful but can be disadvantageous for beginners.
- Drupal: The installation of Drupal is similar to Joomla and WordPress. But the post-installation procedure can be a bit complex for beginners. Users may find it difficult to change the appearance and adding other components.
2. Themes & Add-ons
- WordPress: WordPress features pre-installed default themes so users can easily modify the website’s appearance easily. Besides free themes, users can also find premium themes created by third-party developers. There are thousands of free plugins available in WordPress.
- Joomla: Joomla also carries extensions and templates like WordPress but they are less in quantity. Users may face difficulty in choosing the perfect template and extensions.
- Drupal: Users can do anything and add new updates consistently with Drupal. But, the quantity of templates and modules is less as compared to WordPress.
- WordPress: WordPress is developed on a secure code and it answers to security issues very fast. It comes with auto-mechanism which enables users to update the new security patch automatically.
- Joomla: When it comes to security, Joomla is similar to WordPress. Users can improve the security of the site by following the same process as WordPress.
- Drupal: Drupal publishes security weaknesses on their own website when there is a new security patch. It takes security very serious but isn’t popular as Joomla or WordPress.
WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are the best CMS in their own way. However, beginners can go for WordPress as it is easy for them to get familiarised and work with, and it carries a variety of free plugins, templates, and rich features.
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