68 comments for “Best Open CMS: WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal

  1. May 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Certainly all the above mentioned CMS are best in their own grounds and ultimately a user has to make his choice according to his need. Bloggers go for wordpress, as it is easy to add and publish posts in wordpress, but it does not mean that adding and publishing posts or articles is not that easy in Joomla or Drupal. They are equally easy but they are best suited for sites with much dynamic content. And now with the release of Drupal 7.0 , though it is in its 4th Alpha release and 5th one is due in the month of May, Drupal will be much more flexible and strong as a data management system.

    • admin
      May 7, 2010 at 4:30 pm

      The idea of this post is similar to what you are saying – there is a bell curve of about 30-50 excellent free and Open CMS. This post highlights the top 3 and what consistent excellence sets them apart. However, with the advent of HTML5 and ever more powerful JavaScript frameworks – [and the constant improvements in JavaScript performance lead by Google, Apple and Mozilla/Firefox]; the ball game is certainly open for other tools to take the lead in innovation and features.Drupal, as you note has some excellent object type and databse management features – but will this be at the expense of response time as noted in the posting? Again, this is why what is best this year may not be the same one year hence.

  2. May 10, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    This has really got me to thinking about bunch of possibilities. Thanks for that. :)

  3. May 25, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Simple web design is going out of style. There’s a sea of change going on in the world of web design and web site architecture is one of the great changes. We enjoy creating sites with complex web site architecture so that it can be presented to the visitor in a user-friendly way with content management systems Drupal and Joomla. Our site is http://www.datascribe.biz/.

  4. seo
    May 26, 2010 at 5:39 am

    I’m sure we’re all aware of Googles desire to use website speed in the ranking process, so I thought you’d find this trick to speed up your site by 3 to 4 times using a couple of lines of code interesting.

    I’m sure it’ll work with any site, but it’s particularly useful if you’re using a sluggish CMS like WordPress (I think this site is WordPress?).

    Essentially if your host has zlib compression enabled you can add 2 lines of code above the doc type in the header, and when a visitors browser calls the pages, your server will automatically compress them and send the compressed file to their browser.

    I don’t want to go into too much detail here, so if you search for it in Google you should find various sites with instructions.

    I’ve been trying it with some of my sites (it takes a couple of minutes to add the code), and it does indeed make a massive difference.

    enjoy!

    • admin
      June 3, 2010 at 1:40 am

      Right on Denmark – the Headway theme [comercial $87] supplies the code as well.

  5. June 26, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I m Using WordPress its very easy to use.very friendly i m not a developer or nor a designer but i still can understand the languge of wordpress.i just love it.
    for more you can see my blog.http://vsocio.com

  6. June 28, 2010 at 5:48 am

    I think after the release of the newest version of WordPress 3.0 it now has the upper hand over Joomla and here are my reasons for that.
    http://www.elmalak.info/wordpress-3-vs-joomla-round-2/

    Hope you agree with me.

    thanks,
    elmalak

    • admin
      June 28, 2010 at 11:02 am

      Good overview of whats in WordPress 3.0 and some greatlinks to additional data and features of WP3. Unlike you I did my review well before the final release of WP3 – so I missed some of your critical advantages in WP3. However,I was looking for some coverage on Joomla’s strongpoints [ e.g timespan for display of item] – and where you felt Joomla and WordPress matched up well. I will be doing a WP3 review but first a look at some theme creation systems for WP.

      • July 5, 2010 at 6:04 am

        Thank you, and I am so glad you liked the article I prepared.
        I had previously made one on the topic” Where Joomla beats WordPress”, http://www.elmalak.info/joomla-beats-wordpress/
        and you will even find some more interesting ideas on the comments visitors shared on this article.

        Hope you find that useful as well, and waiting for your upcoming review.

        elmalak

  7. June 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    In my opinion, the best CMS for clients is concrete5. It’s easy for developers to build on and even easier for end-users (your clients) to edit with. concrete5 uses in-context editing so you edit your page as you browse it. Powerful and simple! Try it at http://bit.ly/concrete5cms

  8. Thomas
    July 1, 2010 at 2:22 am

    About a week ago, I released Barebones CMS 1.0:

    http://barebonescms.com/

    Barebones CMS is a high-performance, open source content management system (CMS) for web developers operating in a team environment. It is dual-licensed under MIT and LGPL licenses.

    If you are interested, check out the tutorial and videos here:

    http://barebonescms.com/documentation/first_time_users/

    My goal here is to get feedback and start building the community around Barebones CMS. Every CMS is a tool and it is important to use the right tool for whatever the job calls for. I would love for web development teams to add Barebones CMS to their arsenal of tools. And maybe you could add it to the list of alternate CMS products at the end of your article.

    Of the seven points of this article, Barebones CMS has got points 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, and the WYSIWYM part of 4 in the bag.

    In terms of performance, Barebones CMS was only three times slower than native HTML documents during rudimentary load testing – it easily handled 100 concurrent connections, serving up 1,700 pages per second while native HTML was serving up at a rate of 5,000 pages per second on the same setup. That is without enabling any sort of PHP caching mechanisms (e.g. APC) and I’ve thought of some ways to get that number up even higher. That’s the out-of-the-box performance metric.

    It should be obvious that I put a lot of care and thought into performance. But I also spent a lot of time listening to developers and designers about what they want in a content management system. Each group – programmer, web designer, and content editor – is specifically catered to in many different ways. I would love to hear feedback on what people think about Barebones CMS.

  9. August 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    In my opinion, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are too bloated and confusing for the end user to edit. My clients love Concrete5, which uses simple in-context editing and point/click/drag all wrapped up in a shiny interface. It’s easy for developers to extend and easier for users to work with. Try it at http://bit.ly/concrete5cms if you find yourself spending large amounts of time training and supporting your clients on one of the bigger systems.

    • November 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      thanks i may give them a try (Concrete5) i think that some of the bigger cms’ are confusing to new users. maybe this is what i need thanks

      • admin
        November 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

        Yes, I agree – Joomla really sprawls but also Drupal and WordPress. None of the CMS vendors has done a good job on consoldating and simplifying its Admin Interface. I get lost at times.

  10. Hello Lucas
    August 15, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Very interesting article. I myself am contemplating which CMS to use for my clients (I am a freelance designer/developer) and this article will come in handy for my evaluation. It seems that WordPress would be excellent for blogs but is it as versatile and effective and functional when it comes to more standard websites (because not EVERY website can work in a blog-type environment)? In the case of non-blog websites would Drupal be a more versatile/effective CMS to use?

    Also it seems Lucas is offering his BIASED opinion of concrete 5 cms. He should really advertise somewhere else. He tries to mask his bias with the statement “in my opinion” which I LOVE by the way. He offers his opinion that concrete is the best and easiest to use above wordpress/drupal/joomla yet offers no logical reason for this (“it’s easy for developers and end-users to use” is hardly a logical argument).

    • admin
      August 21, 2010 at 10:26 am

      Remember WordPress has Pages – which are simply HTML pages styled with the theme you are currently using. Withe the new free Grid Themes available from WordPress you can Post Pages and or themes in any grid slot you want. Thus the choice of WordPress Theme you use is VIP.

  11. Andrew
    August 18, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Great article and discussion. I’m hear to seek some opinion on what CMS will best fit our company’s needs.

    Our site is going to be 80% informational with minimal need for content updating. We are considering adding a dynamic quote builder.

    Not everyone in the company has a rich technology vocabulary, and we want to make it easy for all to add information and images of new products and to update old content.

    Originally we were shying away from WP because we don’t want the site to feel like a blog, but now it is sounding like it may yet work for us.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    • admin
      August 21, 2010 at 10:32 am

      If you do go WP, be sure to get the Tiny MCE Advanced plugin because it allows you to customize your editor and make editing as simple as possible. Drupal lags a bit here and I have seen a great editor on Joomla but don’t know the extension used.

      • August 28, 2010 at 3:15 pm

        I believe the editor for Joomla would be JCE.

        If you need it, you can get it here http://www.joomlacontenteditor.com. The most recent version installs the component and module in one upload.

        Cheers!

  12. September 12, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Wow… Very good and unbiased information. I am looking at hiring a freelancer for a job, and have proposals from all of these 3 CMS platforms… Now I understand a little more about the benefits of each… Will probably go with Drupal or WordPress on it. Thanks, Jason

  13. September 22, 2010 at 10:55 am

    It does depend on your needs but I have to throw in a vote for Concrete5. Bloated content management systems like Joomla or Drupal are terrible for the end-user experience and not very developer friendly. Concrete5 is a new powerful CMS that is easy for developers and even easier for end-users. It works on a in-context editing model so you make changes as you’re browsing your site. Try a demo of it here: http://bit.ly/concrete5cms

  14. Ledio
    October 26, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Thank you for this review. In your opinion, if you were to build a website for a chamber of commerce, would you use Joomla or WP? Yes, I know you’ll ask “well, what are you trying to do?” Features will be: static pages (about, membership benefits, etc.), news, events, membership directory, ability for people to become members (paid), employment opportunities, newsletters – I think that’s pretty much it.

  15. October 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Great Article!

    As a webmaster, I have been using wordpress for 4 years now. Its not that I choose it but most clients want it. I think they like WP for the “blogging” option , user friendly-interface in the admin panel and SEO.

  16. November 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    Great article. We are a WordPress hosting and theme design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Yes…all three are great products. We choose to focus on WordPress because it’s where the lions share of the market it. We hold regular meetup groups for wordpress and it’s growing by leaps and bounds.

  17. Rick
    November 17, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Lucas is more than a little bit biased.
    He must be a paid affiliate, otherwise he would post a direct link to the site.

    Based on what I read on the site you can’t use Concrete5 unless you host your site with them.
    Lucas failed to mention that small point.

    You can’t use Concrete5 anywhere else unless the hosting site makes it available to you.
    You can’t install it on your computer to build a website & then upload it to the hosting company.
    You could use it if you want to build your own web server and host your site on your own hardware (which I might).

    You might be able to load a virtual web server onto you computer, and build your site there.
    But I doubt you would be able to upload it to any other web host unless they support Concrete.
    Of course that would make it totally unnecessary for you to build it on your own computer in the first place.

    I’ll admit Concrete does appear to be easy to use, but I’m not going to choose my web host based on it.
    I can’t give a comparative evaluation of Concrete vs any other CMS, ’cause I’ve never built any site before.
    (I’ve updates a wiki or two).

    I’ve purchased a couple of retail Website Construction products, but I haven’t cracked the boxes yet.
    Before you blast me for not using one of the free CMS’s mentioned in this very fine article, let me say I got them free after 100% rebates.

    Ok, that’s my 2 cents worth.
    Remember, you get what you pay for (I’m referring to my opinion, not the CMS).

    • admin
      November 22, 2010 at 3:08 pm

      I am doing an article on two popular free blog services – Google’s Blogger and WordPress.com’s WordPress. And both are starting to add more fee-for-service templates, themes, plugins and extensions. Ditto for the formerly free JavaSCript frameworks EXT.js [see Sencha.com]and DHTMLx. In general, Open Source [for good or bad is yet to be seen]is becoming more partially Open Source as developers strive to make various returns on their substantial development work. Take a look at Jaspersoft, Pentaho, and Actuate in the BI field[they have to match the tough free BI giveaways - notably Microsoft and now Oracle].

  18. November 24, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Good wrap up. I find that each CMS has its own merit. WP is great for small and fast jobs. Joomla is useful when you’ve a wide array of ediitors using it (i.e. marketing team, cs team, sales taem, etc). And Drupal is the mother of all CMS and isnt for the faint hearted. I also think Typo3 is a good one to include. I’ve included some of my thoughts on this subject here http://targetinfolabs.com/wordpress-vs-joomla-vs-drupal-choosing-a-cms. Have a read :).

  19. November 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    I initally started my website using wordpress (http://ratemyarms.com), but after seeing how lacking it was in versatility, I decided to use drupal for my voting component (http://vote.ratemyarms.com). I feel that drupal was a much harder CMS to learn, but in the end, its versatility allowed me to accomplish things that were not possible in wordpress. In the end, it took me about a week (2-3 hours dedicated each day of it) to accomplish my advanced goals on drupal even though I knew essentially nothing about it and started from scratch.

    If you were to ask me which is better, I would have to say that it would depend on your needs! I haven’t tried Joomla yet, but I intend to for my next project and will let you know how it goes!

  20. December 2, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Hi there, I just noticed your RSS feed is not loading properly, Thought I ought to let you know.

    • admin
      December 2, 2010 at 4:22 pm

      Tameka-
      I just tried my feed a few minutes ago and as you can see in the screenshot below it appears alive and well:

      RSS feed working

      You did click on the top right RSS orange wave?

      Ye Editor

  21. sbinz1
    December 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    This is a great review. Thank you for posting. Have you compared/reviewed web hosting? There are so many and I have no idea. I’ll probably go with WordPress and pray and I can figure out how to make the various plug ins/extensions I’ll need work.

    • admin
      December 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm

      My recommendation – first use WordPress.com which provides free webspace/hosting plus an extended domain name – like this:
      mydomainname.wordpress.com

      WordPress.com has all of the features of setting up your own WordPress.com blog minus:
      1)directly adding to and/or editing your theme files;
      2)plugins – no plugins whatsoever;
      3)developer APIs and links to allow your own JavaScript and CSS files.

      But everything else is on board so WordPress.com is my favorite place to prototype a design for a client and get them started doing the pages and postings and other basic admin tasks [blogroll, categories, tags, media maintenance, etc.

      But if you have to have your own WordPress blog then one of the toughest calls is “what web hosting service?”. My remaining two Web Hosting Services – good but not great deals but rock solid support are:
      ICDSoft and 1and1.

      But I am on the look out for a Webhoster that supports LAMP+Java – very hard to find.

  22. December 16, 2010 at 5:13 am

    Hello, reading these reviews were very helpful, I am a freelance web designer and have always coded everything myself without using cms. I few months ago i Started using Zen Cart for my shopping carts and realised the major benefits of these pre-build cms.

    I now see that using cms software is the future and was wondering if anyone can give me advice on which one to go for, what I need to get out of it is:

    1) complete control of how each web page will look – really don’t want to be restricted by the cms
    2) PHP based and the ability to go behind the scenes to tweak the code if needed
    3) good support forums
    4) easy for my clients to edit with little jargon

    Here is a link to my website: http://www.pchelpforyou.co.uk/web_design_chorlton/web_design_chorlton.php
    will my portfolio so you can see the kind of sites I do and maybe give advice on which cms to go for.

    Any help will be MUCH appreciated

  23. January 7, 2011 at 7:44 am

    One way for those who want more functionality or positioning control on their static pages than WordPress offers is to use WordPress only for the blog portion of heir site.

  24. YIRMASTER
    January 9, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    There is absolutely no mension of Mura CMS here, Mura has everything WordPress has and more, especially for the developer.
    Wordpress was built to be a blog cms which is now trying to evolve to become a website cms solution, Mura comes out of the box free and open source with a smaller but growing community of coldfusion developers and much more flexible in layout, design, extensibility and back end development. Is this just a php, python crowed here or can the coldfusion guys take a stab at it to?

    Mura has been around for quite a few years and has proven itself well in stability, security and brute strength not to mension it has had features for a long time now which WordPress is just getting around to patching and integrating into itself such as Multi-Site feature which Mura was originally developed around.

    Mura Features: http://www.getmura.com/index.cfm/features/

    Here is a comparison from one of the Mura developers I’ve come across recently at the bottom after several users posted their own experiences and comparisons between the two. By the way, Mura does is SEO friendly but for some reason on their own site they don’t have the friendly url feature turned on.
    http://www.getmura.com/forum/messages.cfm?threadid=9A16A1B0-C68D-4CA4-90E3706BD7FFB3EB

  25. January 12, 2011 at 8:18 am

    WordPress’s architecture is optimized for search engines. Google simply loves WordPress sites. Numerous SEO plugins also enhance the visibility of WordPress sites with search engines.

  26. Rose
    January 14, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I am not a web developer, but I teaching myself how to create a couple of web sites for my business. One is more for content, the other is a magazine. I have already launched the first issue and now want to create an online magazine and/or a magazine for apps they can buy on their ipad. What is the best program to use? WordPress, drupal or jumla? Thanks Rose

  27. Thunderum
    January 14, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    In my opinion Drupal is just hype and over-acclaimed. It may be a good CMS if you are a large organization with lots of financial resources or have many experienced web developers and webmasters.

    Over complicated
    Performance problems
    Expensive to maintain
    Difficult and expensive to customize and setup
    Over complicated
    Backward compatibility problems
    Scalability issues
    Usability problems
    Long learning curve and overwhealming for entry level webmasters

    This article says it all:
    http://www.comentum.com/drupal-vs-joomla-cms-comparison.html

    • admin
      January 15, 2011 at 11:53 am

      I would agree and then disagree. I agree that for the starting/beginning user Drupal imposes a large learning curve and has many redundancies in its administration [== your complicated??]. But I have not seen the scalability problems you cite and I know of large installations [tens of thousands of users] that are working well.

      Two additional factors have to be considered. First, Drupal 7 is out and hopefully addresses a number of issues [ I have not checked it out yet] . Second, Acquia Drupal addresses many of the issues on ease of use plus extended features. And Acquia offers hosting services for those who don’t own their own website and want to have complete support from one provider [as usual the download and software are free and so far Acquia has not amended the Drupal code to force users to buy proprietary extensions or templates].

      However I emphatically agree with you on the backward compatibility problem. Now there are 3 active versions of Drupal with many of the plugins and templates only workable in either version 5 or version 6 or version 7. This plays to the easy update advantage of WordPress where it is dirt simple to upgrade not just plugins and themes – but the complete core WordPress engine as well[just did the 3.0.4 upgrade].

  28. Thunderum
    January 16, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Drupal right out the box is fast and scalable enough. But in the real world, most sites will require template and feature customizations. That is a tedious task with Drupal. And Drupal is bloaded out of the box because it is trying to embed every feature under the sun, so when customizations are needed, in many cases, the customizations can bring the site to a crawl.

  29. January 17, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Cool post..
    I did a little benchmark comparing the performance of those systems (and few others)..you can see it here:

    http://sven.webiny.com/benchmark-webiny-vs-wordpress-vs-drupal-vs-joomla-vs-tomatocms/

    • admin
      January 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

      I have seen a number of articles on tuning WordPress and Joomla while Drupal has a reputation for fast response time. But these are the first benchmarks I have seen. Send us a note when you Webiny CMS is finished.

  30. January 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    In my opinion, WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are too bloated and confusing for the end user to edit. My clients love Concrete5, which uses simple in-context editing and point/click/drag all wrapped up in a shiny interface. It’s easy for developers to extend and easier for users to work with.

    • admin
      February 1, 2011 at 3:12 pm

      Steve-

      I agree partially with you – for absolute newbies or people who have not worked recently with a decent word processing program – then the Big Three can be confusing or hard to learn. In those situations I am recommending using the free Web and Blogging services like Wix, Weebly, and Google’s Blogger that have more drag-and-drop, templates and wizards to get users up to speed in administering their websites. These services have the added bonus of being largely free/no-cost for basic services.

      But even here WordPress cuts a tempting figure. It has, along with Google Blogger, the best set of free features and the big plus of being able to import from so many other blogging services. But the real killer is the ability export the WordPress.com website so users can then import into their own hosted version of full WordPress. Very nice indeed.

      Ye Editor

  31. John Prance
    February 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

    In the last year we’ve built 80 websites for clients. Nearly half of them were re-designs. The clients sites were originally built on one of these CMS platforms.

    These CMS platforms are great for amateur web developers, but not for business owners who want to self-manage their site and aren’t willing to spend hours getting over the CMS learning curve.

    • admin
      February 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      John
      The obvopus question is what did you use to replace Drupal, Joomla or WordPress that was easier for the client to administer? Not likely Flash because i have seen a few development environs that are prettty good – for daya to day admin they are not mucheasier than the above CMS.

      If you are using HTML+ASP or HTML+PHP – again the either the development or admin is going to challenging. Ye, none of these CMS are fall off the log easy to administer and operate; but even tools like Alfresco, Cold Fusion, Magento, Chatter … each has a weakness.

      The key advantages to the free CMS is that a)they are free; b)there are free Web Services that support almost all of the hosting costs [think WordPress.com, Blogger, etc] and theerefore they get users used to Web development and administratioin in a very low cost way. Fianlly because they are able to prototype a lot of their ideas – users get a feel for what is possible and whatservices may be worth paying more for in terms of support.

      I know of dozens of sites which use the CMS as an adjunct to sophisticated eCommerce, BI Portal, or full-service customer support sites. The CMS Pages, panels, and menuing acts as a front end binding together a lot of backend services that have finally been exposed to clients.

      So let us know what your low cost high utility framework is – and I promise to do a story on it.

      Ye Editor

  32. Nate
    February 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    I’m not sure why you said these CMS haven’t integrated well with Cloud Computing at the last paragraph. Especially if you look at this http://www.sniget.com, this site was built with Drupal and it is a powerful free cloud business platform with many web apps.

    I also don’t agree that Drupal is slowly integrating with Drag and Drop UI. ‘Cause Drupal has hundred of Jquery integrated modules and if you look at that Sniget.com, you’ll find they have features like drag and drop file upload and Calendar as well.

    http://www.sniget.com
    http://drupal.org/node/1055436

  33. February 18, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I am looking at building a video based web site. Need to know what will be better Drupal or Joomla? Can you help with your experience or knowledge.

    • admin
      February 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      I am largely indifferent among the three leaders because you can get good basic plugins from all 3. However, you are going to have to do a fair degree of roll your own JavaScripting to display videos in novel ways – so decide which CMS allows you to do that most comfortably. You may have to get into writing your own plugin as well- again check which CMS is most comfortable – I have done some simple plugins for Drupal and WordPress. It wasn’t rocket scince but also not always straight forward. The new Drupal 7 is said to make it easier to roll your own plugins- but I have not tried it.

      Jack

  34. February 24, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Drupal isn’t just a CMS. It’s a framework, more or less, with some basic CMS functionality at it’s core.

    It can be used for whatever and is hands down the most extensible and easiest to extend.

    WordPress is great for very quick, out of the box, elegant blogs, brochureware and such.

    If you need a site with something more than one-sided presentation or basic commenting, I recommend Drupal, for sure.

    WordPress tries to hack on forum support, e-Commerce, etc. but everything is still based on the “wp_posts” table – which should show you something. It does one thing very well, others “ehh”, whereas Drupal does everything alright and you just have to extend which pieces you want.

    I was excited when WP 3.0 came out with “custom content types” – but all it was was a plugin-derived way of defining some arbitrary types, the UI did not support the custom fields very well (maybe I’m just used to CCK nowadays…) and I abandoned it. The website that might have been using it is now using Drupal 6.x and has a bunch of extra bonus features on it that I got “for free” because modules were created for it. WordPress just can’t compete with things like CCK/Fields, Views, etc.

    Oh, and Joomla can die in a fire.

  35. Jack Smith
    March 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I am a senior php developer with 15 years experience. My company develop site using joomla and drupal base on our client want. To me, Drupal is 100 times complicate than Jommla, so the learning curve is countless high. Joomla on the other hand, it is a lot easier to learn, with 50x more extentsions than drupal. In long run, it is no doubt, dupal project will be closed and nobody will use it. Joomla now also has its MVC model to catch the trend. Look at drupal, OMG, its API is terrible and huge! We are not born to learn your API, drupal. Why make everything such complicated!!!
    Check google trend and see Joomla has 100 more users than Drupal. There are billion reasons for it.
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=drupal%2C+joomla&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0

    • admin
      April 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm

      I have promised myself a new look see at Drupal with version 7.0 but until Drupal matches WordPress for dirt simple basic verion/engine upgrade, I fear the worst for Drupal’s continued acceptance in the marketplace.

  36. April 3, 2011 at 9:35 am

    hi,great articles,although i have to say i can’t get all your point.
    Currently, i’m using wordpress. Before that, i tried to build a job website with my manually php script.Then i find wordpress, drupal, Joomla. Due to the language reason (my native language is Chinese),i choosed wordpress,in that there are lots of chinese materical to learn wordpress.But i guess if i want to build a job site or dating site, wordpress will not suitable. Given that i don’t want to write every script myself for seo, or time reason, could you give me some advice about which cms should i use to build a job site or dating site, drupal or Joomla?There may be some certain plugins for wordpress, but i’m sure those can’t fit my use.I’m just not sure which cms i should put time and efforts on.Thank you!

  37. April 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    non capisco quale di questi sia il migliore. io sto cercando un ottimo cms per creare un portale turistico http://www.caldonazzo.net dove inserire tutti i hotel alberghi campings ecc e poter publicizzare il posto, quale consigliate?
    in english:
    I do not understand which of these is the best. I’m looking for a good cms to create a tourist portal http://www.caldonazzo.net where to put all the hotel accommodation and camping sites, etc. to advertise the post, which do you recommend?

    • admin
      April 24, 2011 at 1:01 pm

      Vendita – Raccomando Drupal 6 perché ha alcune delle estensioni più eCommerce e modelli. Ma molti tra i migliori di questi strumenti non sono gratuiti e probabilmente costerà diverse centinaia di euro..
      In English:
      Vendita – I recommend Drupal 6 because it has some of the better eCommerce extensions and templates. But many of the best tools are not free and can cost several hundred euros.

  38. June 2, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I started blogging with WordPress quite a while ago now, since then i’ve become very familiar with it, I’ve tried Joomla, but very briefly – it’s very powerful, but I find WordPress more user friendly overall.

    At some point when I get some spare time I hope to have another go with Joomla and also try Drupal as I’ve heard very good things!

  39. August 8, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I’m a little skeptical that Joomla has 100X as many installations as Drupal. However, I will grant that it is easier to use. Has anyone converted from a Drupal house to a Joomla house? We use both WordPress and Drupal, depending on the job.

  40. August 9, 2011 at 4:22 am

    I guess WordPress is more User Friendly

  41. September 7, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I agree with Lucas about Concrete5, but for mainstream users I find WordPress is the easiest for training. It simply seems intuitive from the start and I find this with older clients too who have never used a CMS before and therefore are unbiased.

    Another note in support of WordPress is that when comparing project success in terms of profitability at the company where I work, WordPress almost always comes out on top. Joomla does OK for simple sites but when you get into complex things like using Virtuemart or Community Builder (both with pockets of encrypted code), it can be really frustrating trying to make things work as the client expects.

    • admin
      September 7, 2011 at 5:28 pm

      Right on Peter – the ease of learning and remembering how to use extends to the admin side especially. By the way I have been impressed with Adobe’s new product Muse. Check the new review on these pages “as it evolves”

  42. November 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

    There’s a great multitasking system EBIZ CMS to: ebiz.org.ua – the most inexpensive of clever CMS in the world!

  43. admin
    November 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    No download it is self designed from Artiseer template gen machine.

  44. December 6, 2011 at 6:26 am

    Thank you for this article. I’d personally also like to convey that it can often be hard when you find yourself in school and simply starting out to create a long credit standing. There are many students who are only trying to make it and have a long or good credit history are often a difficult matter to have.

  45. January 2, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    I cannot believe that its 2012 now and MODx is still not getting the credibility that it deserves! This CMS should be on your list, its not even a competition! Update please!

  46. January 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    great information and blog, keep up the good articles.

    thanks, Will

  47. February 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Amazing blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m totally confused .. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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