Wordpress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal

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Which one is better WordPress,Joomla or Drupal?
I prefer WordPress because it is easy to customize and userfriendly..But when Many clients come to me requesting an update to their outdated website, many of which are unfortunately a collection of static HTML web pages. My suggestion to many of these clients is to upgrade their website to a popular content management system (also referred to as CMS) known as WordPress..
What you people think..Please Cast your vote.

Thanks in advance.
#drupal #joomla #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author meccabiz
    I like the social media plugins of WordPress. One feature among many of the social media plugins one can use for their WP blog is video. Videos are really hot right now and the YouTube Channel is very customizable and a YouTube channel widget can be placed in the WP sidebar.

    It has variable customized settings to make it really fit into your WP blog such as playlist, channel, aspect ratio, different meta display choices and of course width and height options.
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  • Profile picture of the author digitgirl2
    I love Wordpress and always suggest to clients that have static sites to to move over. It allows them to have more control over their site without having to know code. They love that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stockypotty
      No CMS os neccessarily better than the other, as it all depends on what you need out of your website.

      If you don't know too much about coding etc then wordpress is good because it is so user friendly.

      However if you want a more complex site then something like Joomla will serve you better.

      I personally use Joomla because it is what I learnt how to use a few years back and I enjoy making my own templates / knowing I can create a structurally complex site etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbwebdesignz
    Wordpress: Reason being i found it the most easiest to adapt to when trying to learn where everything is myself. Drupal and Joomla was a little more fiddely and things where not as key placed. Wordpress has all the basics and a great amount of addons
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  • Profile picture of the author gladiolus
    WordPress started by focusing on ease of use and over time they've been adding features. Drupal started by focusing on features and over time they're making Drupal easier to use. I'm not familiar enough with Joomla to know where it started and where it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author CBusiness
    Wordpress it he most universal, that makes it the bset to me.

    especially if you ever plan to sell. Leaves your options open.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
      Originally Posted by CBusiness View Post

      Wordpress it he most universal, that makes it the bset to me.

      especially if you ever plan to sell. Leaves your options open.
      You are talking about which sell?
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  • Profile picture of the author mjazhilton
    I guess they are all okay, it will always depends on the clients need in establishing a certain type of site.
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  • Wordpress and Joomla both are good and I prefer to client to move Joomla or Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author striker77
    I always use Wordpress as I find it the easiest to use and it has a massive amount of themes and plugin to pick from.
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  • Profile picture of the author JForsberg
    I prefer WP because it's so easy and simple. No coding knowledge is required. I just don't know how well it suits for actual website builds - as in no blog-site.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaro65
      This partition depends on what you want, Wordpress is a great blog, is a simple nicely indexed in google, joomla it's more on the website also fairly easy to learn but not entirely, Drupal and is relatively difficult to learn without the knowledge of programwaniu.
      For beginners and those who do not have patience, I recommend Wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author sureshonline
    Wordpress suit me best!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mkj
      Wordpress I have found to be the easiest to work with and has a massive list of free plugins. Joomla can be difficult to customize sometimes and I have had problems with file permissions on a number of occasions. Drupal seems to lie between the 2 in complexity. With the huge range of templates and plugins though that exist for Wordpress along with the fact that Google tends to index such sites quickly Wordpress is the way to go in most cases.

      My own recent site though - see sig - is based on Xoops. Trouble is with Xoops a lot of older modules are no longer updated for the most recent versions. Even so I really like Xoops but you need to be able to carry out a lot of coding yourself to really make the most of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author luis23
        With Wordpress You can:

        1. Blog
        2. Build Landing Pages
        3. Build Member Sites
        4. Build Forums
        5. Build Online Stores

        And guess what with Joomla you can

        1. Blog
        2. Build Landing Pages
        3. Build Member Sites
        4. Build Forums
        5. Build Online Stores

        I am well experienced with both systems. SEO is the same on both.

        Besides if you are good on SEO it does not matter what you are using Wordpres, Drupal, or Joomla.

        So my point here is that people have preferences and neither CMS system is better than the other one.
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        • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
          Originally Posted by luis23 View Post

          With Wordpress You can:

          1. Blog
          2. Build Landing Pages
          3. Build Member Sites
          4. Build Forums
          5. Build Online Stores

          And guess what with Joomla you can

          1. Blog
          2. Build Landing Pages
          3. Build Member Sites
          4. Build Forums
          5. Build Online Stores

          I am well experienced with both systems. SEO is the same on both.

          Besides if you are good on SEO it does not matter what you are using Wordpres, Drupal, or Joomla.

          So my point here is that people have preferences and neither CMS system is better than the other one.
          I'll agree. However if I'm voting I'll lean toward Drupal. I started with WP years ago and then moved to Drupal. It is easily modifiable and has a rich theme engine based on PHP. I've looked at Joomla but have not tried it.
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        • Profile picture of the author mcollins85
          Originally Posted by luis23 View Post

          With Wordpress You can:

          1. Blog
          2. Build Landing Pages
          3. Build Member Sites
          4. Build Forums
          5. Build Online Stores

          And guess what with Joomla you can

          1. Blog
          2. Build Landing Pages
          3. Build Member Sites
          4. Build Forums
          5. Build Online Stores

          I am well experienced with both systems. SEO is the same on both.

          Besides if you are good on SEO it does not matter what you are using Wordpres, Drupal, or Joomla.

          So my point here is that people have preferences and neither CMS system is better than the other one.
          yes it's good explanation for everyone.
          just choose with one you have experience on it and move on
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  • Profile picture of the author 24445
    I think WordPress is great. I have always found plugin's for what ever I've needed and found there are many great themes available.
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  • Profile picture of the author zabalex
    If you know the customization all the CMS are good if you don't NONE. Even wordpress is not good if you do not know how to remove date from the URL.

    For simple and easy user experience wordpress has all the things, for more complex and dynamic properties Joomla or dupal is the best option. It requires knowledge of PHP to customize as per the requirements.

    For an established static website no CMS is good as it will change the URL structure. If you don't know the PHP never try any CMS or you'll loose the ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
    Yes i agree with you All the CMS are good if you know the customization...As i am very comfortable with all the CMS...But i prefer WordPress more for my client website..Because it is more user friendly then other.
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  • Profile picture of the author endlesslove
    Drupal support SEO strong.
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  • Profile picture of the author msu
    I just wrote a post about this exact same subject a few days ago:
    A Quick Guide to Content Management Systems

    Basically, I've found WordPress is the easiest for clients and developers to use.

    Client & end users can usually get to grips with the admin in no time at all. And the less time you have to spend explaining how to upload a jpeg the better

    From a web developer point of view you'll find there's plugin for just about every situation / crazy client request you can think of. If not, because it's PHP based it's pretty easy to create a custom plugin.

    I tried Drupal once and it made me want to shoot myself. So clunky and unnecessarily complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author dfxgrid8
    I vote wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    All three are good with very little differences.
    Sometimes it depends on what you need exactly to do with your website but if you know what you are doing then doesn't matter which one you use.
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  • Profile picture of the author FrankJohnson
    My CMS of choice is ExpressionEngine, although I admit I've never used Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal. I'll be building some sites in Wordpress soon, so I'm going to be interested in the differences. Many in the ExpressionEngine forums strongly prefer it to Wordpress, but I guess that's to be expected - they generally wouldn't be in the ExpressionEngine forums if they had chosen Wordpress! <grin>
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  • Profile picture of the author rajverma
    Nice Question to Ask!!

    Best CMS here is WORDPRESS!! Like in wordpress cms you can manage your wbeiste content very easily!! Like the people who done have knowledge of coding or designing, then wordpress is very easy platform for them!!

    And in todays time you can each website in wordpress format, many plugins are avaliable!! I have following kinds of websites in my mind, that wordpress made possible:

    1. Ecommerce WP themes
    2. Press realeases by wordpress
    3. Education + Medical + retails
    4. Betting websites in wordpress


    Even, i am a wordpress developer, and very much interested in wordpress, and always excited to accept new challanges in wp, i love it very much, my clients love it very much!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ozgirl13
    I'm a Joomla girl myself. Having started with Joomla 3 years ago i find WordPress very frustrating. All the features that are inbuilt in Joomla i have to find as a plugin for WordPress. I'm trying to like WordPress but right now I'm not a fan. It doesn't help that every crappy spammy website out there is created using WordPress.
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    • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
      Originally Posted by Ozgirl13 View Post

      I'm a Joomla girl myself. Having started with Joomla 3 years ago i find WordPress very frustrating. All the features that are inbuilt in Joomla i have to find as a plugin for WordPress. I'm trying to like WordPress but right now I'm not a fan. It doesn't help that every crappy spammy website out there is created using WordPress.
      But i think Joomla is not so userfriendly and it is not much popular in the IT market..
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  • Profile picture of the author alleyseo
    I'd rather used wordpress, simply because it is more user friendly and a time consuming in terms of designing
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  • Profile picture of the author phpg
    Wordpress is still a blog platform in its' core, not CMS. Of course you can use it as CMS, as well as you can use Drupal as a blog, or you can transform either of them into MMO game or search engine or whatever you want (with some effort).
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  • Profile picture of the author seoking4
    Originally Posted by rosiebrown0 View Post

    Which one is better WordPress,Joomla or Drupal?
    I prefer WordPress because it is easy to customize and userfriendly..But when Many clients come to me requesting an update to their outdated website, many of which are unfortunately a collection of static HTML web pages. My suggestion to many of these clients is to upgrade their website to a popular content management system (also referred to as CMS) known as WordPress..
    What you people think..Please Cast your vote.

    Thanks in advance.
    I think Wordpress is better then Joomla or Drupal.Because wordpress provid a good plateform .I like workpress............
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  • Profile picture of the author dooma
    If you have a good theme for wordpress and a lot of plugins , it will be the best .
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  • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
    yes dooma but even you dont required themes..as it is online available for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author enterscope
    I've used all 3 content-management systems and several others and I like Joomla the best. It has the best admin area in my opinion and a lot easier to organize content. Plus, they have thousands of plugins and I have never had any problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author darrenleejoseph
    They're all good. I've used Joomla and WordPress extensively and some Drupal, but not as much. However, I would say that WordPress is still hands-down the best blogging platform there is (even though it later developed the ability to be used as a general CMS also), but Joomla and Drupal were always CMSs from the outset and I think they are generally better suited to be a general CMS...but that's just my opinion on the matter. Just to throw some more confusion into the mix, I would say that out of all the CMSs I have used to deliver solutions to my clients - and they include Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, SilverStripe, Concrete5, Magento, OpenCart, PrestaShop and OSCommerce, I would have to say, my clients prefer SilverStripe from a user-friendly standpoint - they absolutely love it! So you might want to check it out! Warning though, you have to be a developer to build with SilverStripe, but the end-user does not have to be at all technical to be able to use it... but back to what I said at the start - Drupal, WordPress, Joomla - they are ALL good. Horses for Courses!
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  • Profile picture of the author samstephan9
    I prefer Wordpress too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    I prefer Wordpress, and it is the most popular CMS with over 50% of the all CMS.

    Here is a comparison between major systems that I found, which can help deciding:

    Top 10 Content Management Systems | Compare CMS | R2integrated
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  • Profile picture of the author mbitsol
    I think word press is user friendly there variety of options in themes, plugins and has a great community.
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  • Profile picture of the author xrampage16
    Wordpress is a CMS that is best used for sites that are necessary for blogs, or for building landing pages, or squeeze pages. You have some basic functionality by means of plugins, but most of the plugins that are created are one offs, and work independently of the rest of the site. There are also some plugins which allow you to do some basic eCommerce, but you are fairly limited, and does not allow for a lot of changes dynamically (add the products through the shopping cart site, and then copy and paste the code into your Wordpress site).

    Drupal/Joomla on the other hand, are must more versatile. In working with both of them, I would say go with Drupal 100% of the time, as Drupal is a great platform for a CMS system that has outgrown a Wordpress website. One of the main factors for this, is that the use of the hook system, where your own code can tie in with a lot of the various modules are out there. Whether you need to make some small changes to forms, are adding your own custom code after a form has submitted to e-mail customers, or provide benefits to frequent posters, Drupal excels at this type of interaction.

    Personally being a developer, I constantly find myself saying, "I can do that" when a client has a request for a new idea or module in drupal. The one downside, is that you can generally find that you can complete 90-95% of the website without ever writing a line of code, but it's that last 5-10% which causes people a lot of difficulty. That, or people are far too reliant on the contributed modules and are discouraged when it doesn't function in exactly the way they imagine. Still, for a eCommerce solution, Drupal exceeds.

    So, to re-iterate, if you need to make a small blog site, go with Wordpress.
    If you need to make a website with a ton of user interaction, ability to tie multiple pieces together, and allow different actions to call completely different types of code, then go with Drupal.
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  • Profile picture of the author Infinitee
    WordPress & Joomla are fairly easy to learn and use but, are limited in their expandability into a truly powerful and dynamic website. Drupal is only a little more complicated due to the vast amount of capabilities and the huge community of third party FREE modules that can be applied to Drupal's core system. I have built sites with WordPress and Joomla and only use Drupal for my clients and friends sites now. Once you get accustom to it, it becomes very apparent that Drupal is the best open source CMS available!

    Drupal 7 has become ever easier to use than previous versions and is the only choice for the true professional web designer. In a nut shell, WordPress & Joomla are for beginners and Drupal is for the pros.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sobi123
    i would say Worldpress is Great Blog software, easy to use , easy to manage and plugins aswell ,
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  • Profile picture of the author cbhattarai
    I have worked on WP so i feel that WP is really better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mctavish
    Word Press is easy but Drupal with strong SEO pwns Both

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author rosiebrown0
    As majority is wordpress..and a web designer i also prefer wordpress...so i want to know more from you expertise is it is good for SEO also?
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    In my opinion the most powerful CMS is Drupal. It allows unlimited category levels, tagging and categorization. You can also create multiple types of content, each with different features.
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  • Profile picture of the author obaidahmed
    1: Joomla
    2: WordPress
    3: Drupal
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  • Profile picture of the author getboris
    I think the question is the level of knowledge of each platform. The reason WP is most popular is because it has the largest number of plugins and themes. It is limited in its programming flexibility compared to Drupal. But how many people really know Drupal well enough to dig in and write code from the scratch? So, if you are a marketer not a programmer you probably will choose WP or Joomla with WP being a number one choice. WP has everything one would need to make money online or build stellar sites. Having said that, if you are building or managing a mega site with huge traffic, you probably want to go Drupal which will allow you to build most efficient publishing platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author prash30cool
    wordpress for sure... certainly very newbie friendly as compared to joomla or drupal
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMIS
    WordPress is the best choice!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kotkov
    Used all of them, Like wordpress better than joomla and drupal combined together. There is a lot of free plugins, new themes and so on - Worpress community is huge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allcityloan
    Wordpress is best . i prefer more and it is easy to understand
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    • Profile picture of the author thruska
      As an author of a CMS that fills a specific niche (small, primarily static websites), I've discovered that there are literally thousands of CMSes out there, not just three. You really need to look around and find which one will work best for your client's needs rather than ask other people to vote for their favorite CMS out of three fairly popular ones. You are going to end up with a bunch of non-answers. Your clients will appreciate the care you provide and they will come back to you time and again, which equates to more money.

      The three most popular are that way because there is general support for those products. But consider that if you are providing the support for your clients, then your clients won't care what you use as the backend as long as it works. Also, all of my web developer friends complain that a lot of clients don't want to edit content even if it is possible for the client to do so. So you want to pick a CMS that you like and find easy to use because you will likely end up doing the editing yourself anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Here we go again.

    A useless question (useless because the tool you are using shouldn't be determinde by popularity vote but by your expertize!) and 58 answers to it.

    Out of those 58 only 9 or 10 can say they have experience with all three CMS.
    Which means the rest of 48 (or 49) should not have posted since they lack the necessary knowledge to make an educated post...
    If this is you:
    although I admit I've never used Wordpress, Joomla, or Drupal.
    then do NOT post about your favourite... because that wasn't the question. Nobody asked what YOU like.

    thruska above had an excellent 1st post - after that there is nothing you can add
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