Choose the Best CMS CMS for Your Website – wordpress Vs Joomla Vs Drupal
Well, you are familiar with wordpress and heard a lot about it. It is easy to use, fast and SEO friendly CMS but, you may have heard about other CMS and their features too. Some of them are Drupal, Joomla, wordpress, eZ Publish, ExpressionEngine, Typo3, SilverStripe, Concrete5, Textpattern, Symphony, MODx, CMS Made Simple etc… There are many more but, most popular CMS are: wordpress, Joomla and Drupal
Every CMS has it’s pros and cons and it all depends upon for whom is is built for? For example wordpress is built for bloggers and writer in mind and thus very friendly for them but not much developer friendly.
Although it is possible to make a complex site with wordpress but, Drupal may be a better guy for this job. On other hand Joomla has user friendliness and and provides mature programming approach it has several drawbacks. IMHO Joomla has a better administration interface than Drupal but not better than wordpress, whereas Drupal has better programming approach than Joomla and wordpress.
So, wordpress could be your choice for a simple, sleek and creative site but, for a highly complex Drupal or Joomla is the way to go. However it doesn’t mean you can’t build a complex site in wordpress but, it is a little painful.
wordpress is the most popular CMS and approx 14% websites are using it. Even some giant magazine websites are powered by wordpress. It also has tons of plugin-ins and free themes to use. It is the CMS of choice for designers and bloggers.
Drupal programming API is really awesome, and if you are a programmer you’ll love it. For non-programmers is very troublesome. Administration is really confusing but you can use some other admin themes like RootCandy to make more easy to use yet it can’t beat Joomla or wordpress. I didn’t make much effort to understand Joomla and wordpress interface, it was pretty clear for me, whereas for Drupal I had to watch several videos.
Drupal lets you create complex functionality but puts some limits on creative design. However you can use you HTML and CSS tricks to win it.
Joomla is also an excellent CMS but I have found it difficult to customize and it development it tedious if compared against Drupal. However I really like its administration interface. Joomla also has tons of matured plugins like Virtuemart for shopping cart.
So, do a little more research, give every CMS a try on you local system and go with the best-fit for your requirement.
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