WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla
Choosing between the ‘Big 3’ content management system that is right for you might be a pain in the head, each has their good and bad, but the golden question is – which would suit you and your business the best? I came across a pin while scrolling through Pinterest which Jamie from makeawebsitehub had made a very good and simple understandable infographic on the comparisons between these 3 CMS. Lets discuss a few key highlight before showing the infographic!
There are nearly 100 times more WordPress users than Drupal, and 30 times more compared to Joomla. Certainly, as the most popular CMS out there, and if you wish to follow the majority in the market, WordPress would come out as the winner on this.
Modifying your website for extendability is a necessary and recommended step. With WordPress, there are more than 36,000 free plugins, allowing you to add almost any kind of features you can think of and suit your needs.
Most importantly, if you’re less experienced on coding and prefer a more friendly-user CMS, WordPress is the one for you! With it’s ‘famous’ 5 minutes installation, it should get your website up as easy as possible. – Unfortunately, stepping up on security is essential as WordPress is known to be a favourable target by hackers.
The least users of the 3, at only 763,000 users with a market share of 8%, Drupal is the 3rd most popular CMS in the world. Although with the lack of users comparing the other 2, Drupal is know to be best used for complex, advanced and versatile websites, and it supports high traffic inflowing to your website.
Drupal requires the most technical expertise of the 3 CMS, and it is difficult to learn as with it’s own set of rules that you have to dedicate on learning to successfully build sites within it’s CMS. Thus on a side note, it is strongly not recommended to use Drupal as your CMS if you lack of experience in coding, and with it’s small-scale market, it would be difficult to find a developer at an inexpensive price tag. However, if you are looking for an enterprise-ready system, Drupal definitely will stand out from the other 2.
With 2.6 million websites running on Joomla, it is the second most popular CMS in the world. Joomla is known for building content rich websites and with a powerful administrator interface that supports large amount of data. With the strong community it has, it is certain that Joomla developers is ready to assist their users anytime, and furthermore they are continuously launching free of cost open source plugins and extensions to it users, however with only 5000+ free plugins at this point, it is considered quite little comparing to the other 2 CMS.
Infographic credits to: makeawebsitehub