Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal?

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I have been researching which CMS system would be best for my situation and although I have a good idea on how I want to go about it, I wanted to ask for advice here on the W forums

I am creating several sites and I am looking for a template to automate most of the set up.

Right now I use plugins for wordpress for SEO, RSS, Pinging, Sitemap etc. I also select certain settings everytime I set up the site (url changes, summary articles instead of the whole thing etc)

I want to try and automate this process. Is there themes out there for wordpress that automate most of this or am I stuck with activating 3+ plugins for each site.

Would Drupal or Joomla be better automation?
#drupal #joomla #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author jessicaswebsites
    Also let me know any advice for good seo friendly templates that automate as much as possible.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tashi Mortier
      If you really want to create a lot of sites, I suggest you stick to WordPress.

      Joomla has many SEO functions already built in, but the setup just takes a bit more time. You have to really think about the structure of your website etc.

      I can't speak for Drupal, though, maybe that's easier.
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  • Profile picture of the author PeachCoding
    Since you're already familiar with Wordpress I too would recommend to keep using wordpress. Another option is if you create (or have someone create for you) an automated site cloning script to automate the install process.

    This will be helpful if you plan to keep making clones of the same setup over and over as it can turn the installation/cloning progress into a one form for the site, ftp & db information and then once submitted the script will automatically create the whole site for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldmineberry
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    You definitely will want to stick with Wordpress. This is by far the best CMS for all website creations. I have been using Wordpress for all my profitable niche sites ever since I first started my Internet business. Many successful online marketers use Wordpress too.

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    Anson
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  • Profile picture of the author JimRiley
    I suggest you to use WordPress.

    About the theme if highly suggest you to use Colorway WordPress Theme from InkThemes.com as it is just 1 click auto install. you will definaley love to build your website.

    Few days back they relesed WSO in warrior forum you can try it.
    xxx.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/440493-brand-new-wordpress-theme-lets-you-create-your-website-just-1-click.html

    Replace x with w.

    sorry my post count is less than 15, so can't past the url.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonthewebmaster
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    Originally Posted by jessicaswebsites View Post

    I have been researching which CMS system would be best for my situation and although I have a good idea on how I want to go about it, I wanted to ask for advice here on the W forums

    I am creating several sites and I am looking for a template to automate most of the set up.

    Right now I use plugins for wordpress for SEO, RSS, Pinging, Sitemap etc. I also select certain settings everytime I set up the site (url changes, summary articles instead of the whole thing etc)

    I want to try and automate this process. Is there themes out there for wordpress that automate most of this or am I stuck with activating 3+ plugins for each site.

    Would Drupal or Joomla be better automation?

    The learning curve with drupal or joomla is probably too steep if you don't have much experience with them. It could take you months to learn your way around using them.

    If you have already been using wordpress... that would logically be the answer since you are already familiar with it!
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  • Profile picture of the author MelodyChristie
    I definitely prefer Wordpress over Joomla / Drupal.. its a lot more user-friendly, you don't really have to read a guide just to get started and its pretty flexible in regards to customisation
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  • Profile picture of the author hdavies
    Wordpress is the simplest and easy. I would stick to wordpress too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexdoerr
    Wordpress is an easiest to use CMS. It would be difficult curve in learning Joomla from scratch. When you are familiar with Wordpress, it is recommended to stick with that only. Wordpress too have so many plugins which are SEO-friendly.
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    • Profile picture of the author creater01
      I am new in this department and recently i have started wordpress blog to know about the coding of wordpress...
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    If you wanna create more then 150 pages for your website then go for Drupal or Joomla. Anything below that, stick with Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author iqbal
    Originally Posted by jessicaswebsites View Post

    I have been researching which CMS system would be best for my situation and although I have a good idea on how I want to go about it, I wanted to ask for advice here on the W forums

    I am creating several sites and I am looking for a template to automate most of the set up.

    Right now I use plugins for wordpress for SEO, RSS, Pinging, Sitemap etc. I also select certain settings everytime I set up the site (url changes, summary articles instead of the whole thing etc)

    I want to try and automate this process. Is there themes out there for wordpress that automate most of this or am I stuck with activating 3+ plugins for each site.

    Would Drupal or Joomla be better automation?
    i would stick to wordpress. do not use plugings for seo. re-code your theme to have unique disripton and title meta tag for each page, and canonical tag using wordpress custom field.
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  • Profile picture of the author kenn1288
    If you want to have lots of website.. Stick with wordpress. Not sure about the the themes that automatically set for Sitemap, but most of premium themes can set the SEO atoumatically.. you have to configure it first though. like just one-lick
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  • Profile picture of the author technologies
    if you have lot of sites then u can use wordpress or joomla cms . But joomla is the best cms to create website in short time.

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  • Profile picture of the author logowarriors
    I will suggest you go for Wordpress. It easy to use and understand.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enetwork
    1. drupal (top security out of other opensource CMS)
    2. Wordpress (cheap, thousand plugins, user friendly and eye catchy website)
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  • Profile picture of the author jessicaswebsites
    Thanks for the advice. I am goign to probaly go with wordpress for now but try to learn drupel/joomla in my "spare time"
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  • Profile picture of the author JRUniversity
    WordPress is no.1 for SEO and design specialty. You can do a google search and see how many people use each platform of the CMS software.

    Also there are many free templates for the wordpress platform than the others ones.

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