Which CMS to Use? WordPress, Drupal, or Joomla?
Are you still trying to decide which Content Management System (CMS) to use for your business? There are three popular ones: WordPress (of course!), Drupal, and Joomla. I’ve been using WordPress for five years, about ½ the time it’s been around. I used Joomla briefly years ago on a very limited basis; I’ve never touched Drupal. So, obviously I’m not the expert to compare these platforms! However, there’s plenty of info out there on the Net…
Although these platforms differ substantially, they do have some commonalities:
– They are free to download
– They provide constant updates making them increasingly easy to use and customize
– They offer access to online communities to a growing base of online technical support.
WordPress is considered the easiest to use and was built with non-techies in mind. It started out as a platform exclusively for blogging, but has grown and advanced significantly over the years, and is considered the most popular of the CMS platforms based on the number of users (22.3% of all websites). Drupal is more complex than WordPress; it was designed to provide web developers the opportunity to build complex websites. Joomla falls somewhere in between WordPress and Drupal: Joomla can be described as a user-friendly version of Drupal when it comes to design and maintenance.
Fans of each of these three content management systems will argue fiercely that the one they prefer is the best option out there. The fact is, each situation will require something different, and taking the time to look at all your options is the best way to go.