How do you know which CMS is best for you?
Unlock our infographic to compare Drupal, WordPress and Joomla and figure out which of the three is your CMS soulmate.
When it comes to content management systems (CMS) there is no one size fits all. Every business and organization has their own needs and goals when it comes to their responsive website. And every CMS has different strengths and weaknesses that fit certain sites perfectly.
Three of the top CMS options out there today are Drupal, WordPress and Joomla. While all three are open source and free, their similarities tend to end there. WordPress is the popular choice, Drupal the more versatile and Joomla can help with your e-commerce needs.
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THEMSELVES?
Here’s how Drupal, WordPress and Joomla define their CMSs.
Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization. – Drupal.org
Drupal is more than software–it is a project and a community. In this section, you’ll learn more about how it comes together, the people who make it happen, and the principles and values that they follow. – Drupal.org
Everything you see here, from the documentation to the code itself, was created by and for the community. WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site. – WordPress.org
Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. – Joomla.org
Drupal, WordPress and Joomla highlights in 75 words or less.
Drupal is a great choice if you’re looking for a powerhouse CMS that has the muscle to run the most complex of websites. While only 2.1% of all websites run on Drupal, that number jumps to 9% for the top 100k sites worldwide. Drupal’s super smart and technically savvy community likes to brag that’s because of their robust CMS’s endless capabilities and flexibility. We say it can’t be shabby if the White House uses it.
Not just for blogging, WordPress has grown passed its humble beginnings to become the world’s most popular CMS. Over 24% of all websites use WordPress CMS, and that could be because WordPress is pretty easy to use. Even the most novice of web users can easily run a WordPress website. Its community of developers is the largest out there, and they’re constantly updating and advancing the technology.
With over 50 million downloads, Joomla! is the second most popular CMS today. Its simple installation and renowned security have are only a few reasons the likes of Oklahoma State University, Barnes and Noble and the Guggenheim Museum have all named Joomla their choice CMS. Hailed as the perfect medium between Drupal’s technicality and WordPress’s ease of use, maybe Joomla is the perfect CMS for you!
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