Do you know what Content Management System to use for your website. Below are have summarised the differences between the two best Content Management Systems Wordpress and Drupal.
If you don’t know much about what Content Management System (CMS) you should be using and what works best, I have given you the differences below between Wordpress and Drupal, being that these two systems are the best on the internet today.
Drupal and WordPress are popular open source Content Management Systems (CMS). Both of them are built by PHP, they are suitable for small to medium businesses.
They can save a lot of time on web development projects, because they are open source CMS. There are thousands of free modules/plugins provide different functionalities. In most case, you can choose some of them to achieve your business goals.
Both systems work extremely well in the search engines, so if you are choosing for that reason, don’t worry. We have been using both systems and all our websites and clients websites have ranked in the 2 to 4, which has worked really well. You still must take into account the content and keywords you use to be ranked by the search engines. Search Engine Optimisation is a must for every website you have. This is an ongoing project.
Figure 1 The Whitehouse official website - built by Drupal Compared to Wordpress, Drupal are more suitable for complex projects. For example, if a client requires many customised functionalities, the existing module (plugin) might not meet their requirements, and we might need to change the working process of the module/plugin or add more functionalities. In this case, Drupal is more flexible than WordPress, its developer friendly. You can create your own PHP script and add it to the existing module by using API.
Drupal is more time consuming than WordPress which means it requires more budgets. There are so many things to be configured in Drupal, content types, role permissions…
WordPress is easier on installation and configuration than Drupal, but sometimes it is too simple, you have to find a plugin (or you have to develop one by yourself if there is no existing one) just for showing login form to your side bar.
Kinds of sites probably best done in WordPress: • Blogs • Community Blogs • Simple brochureware websites
Kinds of sites best done in Drupal: • Large community sites where you need different kinds of content generated by users (blogs, wikis, job postings, etc.) • Complex, document-heavy library sites, or sites that need document management • Sites where you want complex control over multiple content types – how they are created and viewed • Magazine/Newspaper like sites where you want to control how lists of content are displayed and ordered • eCommerce sites • Sites with deep integrations to CRM platforms and web services
Kinds of sites where it’s a tossup: • Medium or large websites with lots of content, but relatively simple organization • Community blogs with many authors and identified, authenticated users
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