Content Management System Comparison – WordPress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal

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18 Jun Content Management System Comparison – 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.

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.

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

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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.
  • 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.



  • 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!|

  • 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 :)

  • 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

  • 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.

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