Now its time to compare two CMS Platforms – well-known WordPress and (not so popular) Drupal. So, blogging battlefield – ta-da-daaam – who will win? Do not miss an article by Melinda McCaw.
The Beginning: Drupal vs. WordPress
For those seeking to build a website or blog, no matter what you need, there are two platforms that are the basics for a first-time website builder. Depending on what you are looking to achieve out of the website, WordPress and Drupal are two content management systems that vary based on desires. After you have decided what is important and what is considered less of a need, you will know which of the two content management systems is the perfect choice is for you.
Overall, WordPress is more user friendly than Drupal. WordPress has hundreds of plugins and themes that work very well and are in the lower price range. It’s very easy to use and customize, giving its users a more friendly experience as it is easy to navigate around the dashboard. WordPress is easy and quick to set up, requiring little work. With a standard text editor, including and uploading files is a lot easier.
Drupal tends to be more robust, building out complex websites. If you want something that is more of a time committing website, Drupal is the way to go. Drupal requires many downloads and activation of plugins to get the very basic functions. Simple things, such as the WYSIWYG editor, are not something that is standard with Drupal.
When it comes down to it, you choose fun or power. WordPress is very simple to use and has an easy user interface. It’s great for blogging and simple websites. However, if security is a concern, Drupal is less vulnerable than WordPress. Drupal has been known to be used for high-security risk websites such as the White House’s website and other government websites. More technically advanced people will benefit from Drupal more than from WordPress.
WordPress is a low-cost option for those looking to not spend a fortune on their website. Drupal will cost more but it has more features and is more secure.
In the end it really depends on what you are looking to get out of this website. If you want something that is simple, easy to navigate, and affordable then WordPress is a great option. Drupal is more intense and secure, giving it a different appearance than WordPress. Consider what you want out of your website before you decide which to go for, and keep in mind that you can switch from one to the other if you feel it is necessary.
Drupal Can Be Beautiful Too
For newbie’s, I present some Drupal site examples:
Melinda McCaw is pleased to bring you this article on WordPress vs. Drupal. Melinda works primarily on Aspen web design, and Glenwood Springs web design. If you are interested in checking out her work, be sure to check out her website today.
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