CMS COMPARISON WORDPRESS VS JOOMLA VS DRUPALJanuary 26, 2017 / by Marco / Categories : developer, Software, Technology, Websites, Wordpress
WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are all household names on the content management system market (CMS). These three open-source CMS tools have many points in common as well as some points that differentiate them from each other. To discover the best CMS on market, read the text and the adjoining infographic below which compares WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal point-by-point.
WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal: The Basics
WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are free open source content management systems that serve the same purpose, which is to develop and manage online content. All of these CMS have their individual strengths and weaknesses. WordPress, released in 2003 powers over 17.3 websites and is best suited for beginner bloggers and anyone who prefers easy-to-use content management platforms. Joomla was launched in 2005 and currently has 2.5 million clients. Joomla’s strength is providing CMS support to e-commerce websites and social networking. Drupal, founded in 2000 supports around 0.74 million websites. Drupal is the best choice for sites that require the organization of large amounts of complex data. It is also the best option for community platform sites with multiple users and online stores.
Owners of e-commerce websites have the option to use WordPress or Joomla to manage and organize their content. Drupal is not the best option for e-commerce as Drupal’s latest version does not support a stable e-commerce module yet. Both WordPress and Joomla offer plug-ins and extensions that enable e-commerce websites to manage products and content effectively.
Themes and Plugins
All content management systems provide a different number of available plug-ins, extensions, modules and themes to users. The highest number is offered on WordPress with 47,593 plug-ins and more than 7,600 themes. Joomla currently offers 8,634 extensions and over 4,000 themes. Users of Drupal can pick one of the 35,825 different modules and over 2,300 themes.
Number of Versions
The oldest content management system is Drupal which was released in 2000 and has the fewest number of published versions. WordPress despite being the newest CMS has released over 30 versions, Joomla has released 12 versions, and Drupal is currently in its 8th version. The latest version of WordPress is WordPress 4.6.1, Joomla’s latest version is 3.6.4, and the latest Drupal version you can download is Drupal core 8.2.2.
Mobile Friendly Responsiveness
No content management system could earn the title of “Best CMS software” if it were not 100% mobile-friendly. Each CMS being discussed in this comparative article and infographic offer different ways of optimizing a website for mobile. WordPress allows users to download a plug-in that helps them create mobile-friendly sites. The newer versions of Joomla have extensions that serve the same purpose and users of Drupal can choose between different modules and themes to make their web pages mobile-responsive.
The infographic below contains accurate and relevant data from over 50 credible sources. Take a look and discover the points in which WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal differ from one another to suit the needs of different individuals and businesses.
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