WordPress Vs. other CMS platforms
WordPress is the most popular CMS (Content Management System) in use today. Almost, half of the websites in the world are powered by WordPress because it is very easy, open source, highly customizable, SEO friendly and feature-rich. It is an open source CMS platform, so, the source can be found easily in the internet free of cost.
Even the people with no technical skills of PHP and HTML can easily operate this cost effective framework. Kick starters with only the surface idea of word processing program can easily work on WordPress in its visual form with no coding at all. It’s an ideal choice for bloggers, magazines, designers or anybody who want to deliver a great content to the customers. It has a massive number of users and developers contributing tons of themes and plugins for the users to choose and customize the website in their own kind. It is the most preferred software by Google and other search engines due to its plugins enhancing SEO level.
Like WordPress, there are several other content management systems available. Some of other CMS platforms are Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, SilverStripe, Concrete5, Textpattern, Symphony whereas WordPress,Drupal and Joomla are most widely used CMS frameworks among all. So, this blog mainly focuses on making CMS comparison of WordPress with other two platforms Joomla and Drupal. Studies made on WordPress Joomla Drupal comparison show that WordPress is the most popular one with more than 140 million downloads leaving Joomla and Drupal far behind with just 30 million and 15 million downloads respectively. However, the best CMS cannot be decided on mere statistical data basis because it is all depending on user’s needs. So, this blog will be helpful in choosing one from three CMS platforms to suit your need.
WordPress Vs. Drupal
WordPress is very popular due to its ease of use, simple customization techniques, free and community support whereas Drupal is known for its strong security, developer-friendliness for creating complex sites. Drupal needs a certain level of technical expertise as it’s quite difficult to understand it’s taxonomies and core structure. But WordPress is really user friendly as the beginners also can easily setup, configure and create a beautiful design. Another difference between them is the security issues in which Drupal is found many times stronger than WordPress. Drupal is trusted to create the important official websites as it has enterprise level security but WordPress is vulnerable before the hackers. WordPress is mainly used to build for high content delivering websites, blogging and news sites whereas Drupal is ideal for complex and versatile sites, online stores etc.
WordPress Vs. Joomla
Joomla is also a very powerful CMS platform offering a middle ground between Drupal and WordPress. It is user friendly as WordPress but it offers more development options for complex sites. With Joomla, it is a bit difficult to develop a website, as it needs some kind of coding experience, which is not required in WordPress. WordPress and Joomla both have a significant level of themes and plugins in which WP themes and plugins seem simpler and easier. With regard to SEO, WordPress plugins are fantastic which make our life easier and Joomla is not as much SEO friendly. Support and community initiatives of Joomla are pleasing whereas it is lacking in WordPress. In general, Joomla is used for websites with more content and structure flexibility like eCommerce sites, social networking sites etc.
The following is anecdotal experience from Yashar Ghaffarloo, founder of product and service review site https://review.org. Review.org uses a customized version of WordPress 4.9.1
“WordPress provides more flexibility compared to Joomla and this is why our team relies on it. The ability to customize it, create plugins, modify themes, and modify core files to your liking is something that Joomla cannot successfully provide. With the active and growing team behind WordPress, we chose WordPress for our website.
While Joomla provides some customizability, it lacks a modern web approach and even the latest themes are not with user experience in mind. At Review.org, when building a web property, it is important to stay up to date with the most recent developments on the web, and WordPress is as customizable as an adjustable bed, which you can find a review for on the Review.org website, powered by WordPress.