WordPress Vs. Joomla Vs. Drupal

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In case you have decided to create a website and you are wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you. This post is going to look at three of the most widely-used ones.

WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are open-source software, each developed and maintained by a community of thousands.

Apart from being free to download and use, their open-source format means that the platform is continuously being improved to support new Internet technologies. With all of these systems, basic functions can be enhanced ad infinitum with an ever-expanding array of add-ons, contributed from their respective communities.

The CMS comparison  chart below from website up gives a summary of what each CMS has to offer.

CMS-comparison-chart

Credit: Website Up

  • Greg

    very cool article, love the visualizations. I have experience with all of them and I feel drupal takes the cake, but to each his own.

  • Daniel Keith

    Hi all,
    Awesome work. No doubt, each of the three is a masterpiece.
    But, in the long run, WordPress is still the King. It’s a great platform for the beginners to start learning website development from the scratch with an ease.
    Joomla and Drupal are far away in this field. Though they are very much advanced in functionality and have the ability to build a great website design and layout, but still they are not for the beginners.

  • Andrew Anderson

    wow… i love wordpress… i really do but lately the sizes of my websites are so large that the lag is unbearable. I want to move to drupal but i never liked the interface and the general “feel” so i’m stuck in a cms limbo…

    • Ian

      I am sure there optimizations that can be done to speed up your website. As a general guideline, review and disable unused plugins, leverage a content delivery network (CDN) for delivery of static assets, enable compression (e.g. gzip), profile your database queries.

      Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for any of these software platforms. Constant work is needed to make them work efficiently. My suggestions are high level but use it as guidance as to where to start looking for performance related issues.

  • Of course these are powerhouses in the CMS world..
    But flat-file CMS like Pulse CMS and really starting to look like solid alternatives to these

    Could you write a review of database-driven CMS vs flat-file CMS?