Best Content Management System 2017 – WordPress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal

10 Jan Best Content Management System 2017 – WordPress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal

When you get around to making those crucial decisions about building a website one question you will need to answer is what type of CMS (content management system) you will plan to use. These days many people prefer to use a content management system for building a blog or website as it makes it a lot easier for people with no web design experience to make minor changes to the website such as adding blog posts, uploading new images or making small edits to your key pages.

In this post I will be running through the most popular content management systems out there – WordPress, Joomla and Drupal.

Each of these platforms offer a huge amount of functionality and depending upon the type of website you want to create (blog, online store, portfolio, etc.) will also determine which CMS you may end up using for your new site. Here you can find my list of the best blogging sites.

Of course the main appeal of any good CMS is it’s ease of use. This is why a CMS is a good choice for any one that has a team of people managing their website who do not have any web development skills or very little technical expertise.

A good CMS will be SEO friendly, conforms to the latest web accessibility and international standards, is flexible to your future needs and offers an excellent return on your investment.

Currently WordPress powers over 26.4% of all websites on the world wide web and of these three major CMS players it has a 58.4% marketshare.

At makeawebsitehub.com we recommend the following web hosting companies for these platforms:

So without further a do check out my latest WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla comparison for 2017

 

CMS Comparison Chart 2017

 

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My name is Jamie Spencer and I have spent the past 5 years building money making blogs. After growing tired of the 9-5, commuting and never seeing my family I decided that I wanted to make some changes and launched my first blog. Since then I have launched lots of successful niche blogs and after selling my survivalist blog I decided to teach other people how to do the same.
22 Comments
  • Stephen Thomas
    Posted at 01:17h, 25 June Reply

    I’m excited to have these comparison’s. I may have to do some extensive testing to find the one for what i am looking for. One thing that concerns me. There isn’t much mentioned on security. Otherwise. Thank you for the tips. Enjoyed reading this.

    • Jamie
      Posted at 16:18h, 29 June Reply

      Thanks Stephen for the feedback.

      I will look to add a section on security in the next week or so.

      Cheers

      Jamie

  • lukman ITN MALANG
    Posted at 09:55h, 30 November Reply

    Amazing blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any tips? Many thanks!|

    • Jamie
      Posted at 15:42h, 11 January Reply

      Hi Lukman.

      It’s totally up to you. If you have the money to spend on hosting and a domain name, then I’d advice you do that. Think of it as buying real estate on the internet. It’s yours to do as you wish with and to build something that potentially you can make money from. WordPress.org, self hosted with someone like Bluehost or Inmotion.

      You can check out some of the best wordpress hosts here https://makeawebsitehub.com/best-wordpress-hosting

  • Leon Moody
    Posted at 17:42h, 07 March Reply

    Thanks for the Post,
    UAB is currently using Joomla and I was wondering how good Joomla was compared to Drupal. This helps a lot!

    • Jamie
      Posted at 17:13h, 09 March Reply

      Leon. I am glad to see this chart helped you out!

  • Drupal ART
    Posted at 11:16h, 14 April Reply

    Wp is a blogging system, Joomla as a CMS is better. and the best drupal CMS is of course :)

    • Jamie
      Posted at 15:43h, 11 January Reply

      It all depends on what you’re going to use it for. WordPress.org is the best blogging platform as far as I’m concerned. 75 million people can’t be wrong.

  • Kevinnguyen
    Posted at 20:06h, 27 June Reply

    Wow! amazing. Drupal have the best users! WordPress is easy to use but Drupal is the best security

    • Jamie
      Posted at 15:44h, 11 January Reply

      Agree with you on security.

  • Jerome Speed
    Posted at 20:46h, 26 August Reply

    I defintiely agree with this article. WordPress isn’t much more than a blogging platform and joomla and Drupal aren’t very dynamic systems either. Again, there is no “best CMS”. Centralpoint is a UXP (User Experience Platfform) providing CMS, Portals, Reporting, SSO, RIA, Email alerts to manage all of your users needs. In looking for a new system I researched a ton of reviews of potential systems, but oxcyon stood out from the crowd. The CP script feature works alot like wordpress short codes, and gives me access to a ton of features that speed up my work within the system…and it’s built right in the editor, so I don’t have to leave the page to see what I am doing.

  • Early Cuyler
    Posted at 13:19h, 28 September Reply

    This is certainly one of the best comparisons. As a WordPress evangelist, i’ve often found Joomla users to be heavily stuck to their platform and unwilling to see where WordPress is now vs. 4-8 years ago. I switched some 5 years ago and believe i’ve witnessed a huge shift in approach to what it is and what it can do. Much of this has been reflected in the wp-core and in larger plugin vendors (WooCommerce for example). It’s a strange little world that’s sprung up around blogging software that has long since mutated into an extremely flexible platform for everything from corporate sites to complex applications. You have to leave the engineering at the door and go two feet first into the more innovative qualities of working with WordPress.

    Sorry for the biased rant. Watching 3 guys develop a massive project with no resources, taking up months of time writing disposable code, that could be implemented and scalable in a week on WordPress.

  • Dev
    Posted at 21:24h, 28 November Reply

    Really nice infographic – I’m currently a WordPress user but I’ve worked with Joomla! and Drupal so I think each serves a specific need in the ecosystem and it’s good to have options and choices. I’ve seen features built for one platform make its way to another after considerable adoption and praise. In some ways, each platform acts as a testing ground for the other platforms.

  • Neil Hoskins
    Posted at 17:51h, 19 January Reply

    “With each release, [Drupal] becomes easier to use.” Have you tried actually doing anything with Drupal 8? It’s a nightmare. It requires much higher level of technical understanding than Drupal 7 and most of the admin is supposed to be done with an archaic command-line tool called drush. Fourteen months after release, most of the “essential” contributed modules haven’t been ported yet and are still in Alpha.

    Avoid, unless you’re a pro developer.

  • Duncan Maund
    Posted at 12:30h, 27 January Reply

    Excellent post with some good arguments Jamie. I am not an advocate of open-source CMS. While there are huge communities of developers that love these systems, I still think that the best content management system is a proprietary system.

  • Kladproraba.com
    Posted at 13:32h, 30 January Reply

    I created my first website on WordPress two years ago and immediately realized that this is exactly what I was looking for, namely the most important: you have no restrictions, great opportunity to earn money from your blog and most of all, be your own boss.

    I previously created websites for various services, like universities cms, and was not happy, solid limits, pay more money and remove the restrictions obdiralovo.
    After payment and the removal of restrictions found that there that promise the settings are scarce, primitive.

    It just so happens that the word “WordPress” I came across on the Internet more often than Joomla. Two years ago I started to study WordPress and immediately created the first website. Never regretted about the made choice. Only positive, on a 5+.

    With Joomla is not familiar so close with WordPress, but I can confidently say is a great engine.

    Which is better WordPress or joomla? This is the same as the comparison – which is better Xiaomi or Xiaomi? Which is better Nokia or Nokia? I think that both deserve a rating of 5+.

    Sincerely, Kladproraba.com (works on WordPress) :-)

    • Jamie
      Posted at 09:13h, 31 January Reply

      I have to disagree with you a bit. WordPress is far better all round than Joomla. Fact.
      WordPress has a huge community and vast amounts of functionality that is accessible to the vast majority of WordPress.org users.

  • JJ Miner
    Posted at 16:11h, 02 February Reply

    I appreciated reading this comparison and wished I had read it prior to trying to decipher the 3. I would definitely say WordPress has taken the cake. I was recently building a client site and had decided that I was going to move into the other 2 know CMS systems. I was immediately drawn to Drupal but found I spent more time researching pages and pages of content in the forums. I also noticed and it sticks out to me to this day that a question was responded to in the forum telling informing the person asking the question that – This is something you should refer to google for not this forum, and I was a little disappointed in seeing that there must be “stupid questions” when trying to learn this platform.

    I have dabbled with Joomla as well but have not done a deep dive into the programming and CMS features of Joomla as it was much more convenient to trot home to Word Press and get all of what I needed and more done. Just my $.02 but a very well put together comparison and I will definitely recommend to any one that is struggling with knowing the “meat and potatoes” of CMS.

  • Gonzalo Ibarra
    Posted at 19:38h, 06 February Reply

    Many thanks for this post, it’s very useful (I missed other comparisons). The best decision taken for us was to choose Joomla. Since 3.0 SEO/SEF performance has improved a lot where it was during several yrs a weakness. Now we have Joomla our site is going from strength to strength!

  • Michael Fillier
    Posted at 14:36h, 17 February Reply

    I don’t know specifics, but it should be noted in general that most CMS systems are vulnerable to exploits and there are people out there that actually use them. So, it’s crucial to keep your CMS up to date. I have recently had quite a nightmare with a Drupal site because I failed to keep up with the updates and the site was compromised due to an exploit that had since been patched.

    I am taking a dive into WordPress now, just because it is far more popular with clients, designers and developers I meet.

  • chelo
    Posted at 18:16h, 02 March Reply

    thank’s again Jamie! This is a real help to me yet again!

  • web online
    Posted at 09:29h, 22 March Reply

    I work on WordPress for about a 5 years. For me it is a good engine. Easy to use, a planty of plugins and themes, and simple modification. I recommend to anyone WP – amateurs and programmers.

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