Drupal vs WordPress vs Joomla: Which CMS to choose for your website?
When you want to build a website, one of the trickiest decisions is: which Content Management System should I choose? Tools like Drupal, WordPress, Joomla … are among the most popular open source systems. All three have been developed using PHP and MySQL and are supported by a large community. And yet, each one has its distinctive features. So, which CMS is best suited to your project?
Drupal: the largest number of options, but requires technical knowledge
Drupal is best for those who want a robust professional CMS or those who need to work with huge amounts of data and who are looking for maximum security and stability. So, this solution is clearly for large websites – for small websites and beginners, Drupal is just too much.
Ideal for: Corporate, magazines, community, intranet websites.
WordPress: perfect for blogs and online news and magazines
WordPress is not as powerful and versatile as Drupal or Joomla, but everyone is able to use it. WordPress is particularly suited for multi-author sites.
Ideal for: blogs, simple corporate sites, online magazines and news sites.
Joomla: a fair compromise
Joomla is suited for developers who want to build a site with structural stability and content, but that comes with an intuitive interface. If you want an ordinary website with standard features, like a blog, a forum, a static or dynamic front-end, you should definitely go for Joomla. Joomla is also ideal for small to medium sized web stores.
Ideal for: corporate websites and magazine websites.