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My opinion so far, Joomla vs Wordpress vs Drupal, what is yours?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by seoaroundtheworld, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. seoaroundtheworld

    seoaroundtheworld Newbie

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    I have no coding or programming knowledge. But for as long as I have been trying to learn Joomla, wordpress has been one of the most popular blog or micro-website solution, while joomla and drupal cater to people that want to build something more flashy and sleeker with complex back-end capabilities.

    Wordpress: Simple to use and set up with a very limited amount of capabilities. That was once true and now they seem to be trying to compete with joomla as far as being able to add complex extensions or plug-ins.

    Joomla: The malcom-in-the-middle, smart enough to do anything that you need but simple enough for noobs to become power users in a short amount of time. The downside is that the code is bloated, or so I have been told in the past revisions. Making an extra layer of difficulty once you get to that level.

    Drupal: The magnus of the group, sleek and simple but wise with age. This CMS is ideal for anyone wanting to setup a super duper complex site with lots of code and cool little plugins that would be otherwise difficult to setup in anything else.

    Wordpress like using megablocks, Jooma is like legos, and Drupal is like an erector set.

    Wordpress has its limitations in being so simple and Joomla has it work cut out to become more complex, because of the way it was built. While drupal sales ahead for anyone that can conquer code.

    That is my limited experience with my limited knowledge in the CMS world. I built a website with Joomla and was told that it is by far than wordpress for anything. So instead of using wordpress, I stuck with Joomla even for my simple site.

    Although I do on plan to upgrade or make a site that emulates all the bells and whistles that corporations like to implement.

    I would like to know, what are your opinions?
     
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  2. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

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    This is based on my opinion..

    Wordpress : Easy

    Joomla : Medium

    Drupal : Super Hard.
     
  3. AgentOrange_MkUltra

    AgentOrange_MkUltra Junior Member

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    Drupal is the most powerful if you make an effort - I've made it my CMS of choice, absolutely. Amazing potential, extreme flexibility. However you must understand what you're doing, and you must update the modules whenever you need. If you don't know how to hack mysql and php, leave it. And you will need a dedicated server or vps (or more than one!).

    If you need to make the usual blog that will be hacked in 30 seconds - Wordpress

    If you must make some quick site , shop or portal with basic interactivity - Joomla
     
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  4. g3nocide

    g3nocide Newbie

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    My friend told me to take care about his site based on Joomla and for me it's disaster. User which don't know Joomla from the backend will have to put a big effort to do anything in CMS. Drupal is much easier, I think and more powerful of course.
     
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    Drupal runs whitehouse.gov, house of reps, lots of DOD sites due to its inherent security -- and lots of country music star's shops! Joomla -- well if I need a CMS I use Drupal. Wordpress is great for most mom an pop/blogs/small businesses that way they dont need someone to run it for them.
    Caveat I have spoken at regional Drupal events on themeing because its so easy to do a basic Drupal theme!
     
  6. evilclown

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    I haved worked with so many CMS's from PHPNuke, Mambo, Modx just to mention a few. Drupal indeed is the most powerful CMS, if you have time to spend coding and tweaking, and you get paid for it you have one of the best solutions. Drupal offer great security, but more than that is used by Government and Non-Profit Agencies where money can be allocated for dedicated employees. Now if you want something custom, from scratch with the best security, nothing beats your own coding plain PHP or even using a framework like CodeIgniter or CakePHP. Yes, zend can make it's way around.

    The truth is Joomla and Wordpress have reached the masses while Drupal, ExpressionEngine, and others have reached niche markets.

    What would be best? Depends what you are trying to do. Each tool have it's own set of advantages for each job. Let's start by saying that CMS has become a broad term, and indeed WordPress has the functions of a CMS. But Wordpress core function, is blogging. Yes, it has gone over so many changes, and there is so many plug-ins to add functionality, but is still a blogging platform. Now I need to say that sites done in WP will suffer the sandbox effect from Google. Is so overused Google Algorithm can see every inch of a new website built in WordPress. Yes, it can see Joomla, and ExpressionEngine, and Drupal. But the over usage of WP has give so much to the algo managers. This is true ask many site owners about their joomla site, how it's performing. A well built site in another platform besides WP would tent to be less tagged. Why you think a WP site requires hundreds of content to rank higher compare to a site with 5 pages?

    Now if you are going to publish a clean, blog with unique quality content WP is awesome, and easy to use. Is a genie in a bottle.

    So to resume this long post.
    WordPress: If you are going to publish a blog, with some side pages.
    Joomla: If you are going to publish a business website, with some side pages.
    Drupal: If you have the resources to hire full time developers.
    Other CMS: Depending on your needs. EE2 Has great customer support as it's commercial. Modx has some cool futures going on, users love the interface. Concrete5 is a designers haven, quick easy to deploy and out of the WP tag world.
     
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  7. Alonzx

    Alonzx Junior Member

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    wordpress all the way. wordpress for IM for me is perfect.
     
  8. intrepid

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    The cost of ownership and maintenance with Wordpress is zero for most CMS people and businesses. Security? You can us Wordpress Security plugin, limit login attempts, etc.
     
  9. seoaroundtheworld

    seoaroundtheworld Newbie

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    Thank you for so many good posts, I never hear anyone give me details on Drupal.

    I will venture into Drupal land when I have more time. I like the sound of security and the fact that it is niche.

    Personally I like Joomla and being able to use templates like rocket. Maybe that's the only reason why lol.
     
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    Got a couple of projects running in all of the 3. My personal favorite is Wordpress, the way in handles SEO is by far the best. Drupal is probably the most complex CMS of the 3. Joomla is more in between.

    Security in Drupal is very good as well (out of the box). But you can easily bump up the security using the right WP tools.
     
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    Well for me if I need something more advanced than Wordpress, I create it myself :) I don't like Joomla or Drupal.
     
  12. SmileAtmyWins

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    All three of them are relatively easy. Don't forget about Magento. You just have to read tutorials and search on google/youtube for any questions you have. It's quite simple really. However, Wordpress is the most convenient.
     
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    I love WordPress it works great for me. It is really flexible you can edit anything you want. It really helps accommodate rapid development :) . I have used joomla and drupal and I infinitely prefer WordPress by far!
     
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    My experience has been that WordPress (along with all the readily available plugins and themes), will work for 80% of the websites/projects. If you need customization, I guess it boils down to which platform you prefer...
     
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    I think bias is often created depending on what you are use to.

    I first learnt Joomla and although I think it is quite easy thinking back I did have a few issues and spent about 20 hours watching videos and a good mate used to use it a lot so I had plenty of help.

    Meanwhile WP was super easy (with no help or vid tuts) when I used it no problems and I had pages up in no time. It does seem a bit bloggy (which it should) by that I mean it is a little annoying to do things bloggers usually wouldn't be doing to their site.

    I guess I'll use Drupal sometime I had a play around with it a few years back is the community good for helping?
     
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    roxkrack Registered Member

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    I like Drupal but now i used WP :3
     
  17. soul4o

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    Wordpress is one of the easiest CMS out there.
     
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    I've used Wordpress and Joomla, they both offered me what I was looking for. I plan on working with Drupal in the future.
     
  19. evilclown

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    Wordpress is the most easy tool in the market, but to get things done and functions you have to add plugins, and more plugins, and more plugins when you check is a pool of poor coded plugins doing multiple queries eating your resources.

    Joomla out of the box offer many of the native WP don't. Yeah there is a WP plugin for security, but it's a work around not a native solution.

    I love Modx amazing things can be done and if I really have the time I will go blank and use CakePHP or CodeIgniter.

    Drupal, the lovely drupal. Why it seems only a specific group works with this CMS? Well because many of them either work with goverment agency or they are just getting out of school and don't know better. Drupal is an amazing well structured framework. But it requires lots of attention and so much management. Yeah you can create a website today and tomorrow you will need to update hundreds of things. Drupal is for companies that can afford having a coder all day toying with code. It's amazing and you can build anything... if you have the time and some one is paying you.

    Many people love Wp and would give their lifes for WP. Because they don't know better. I have seen business been build around WP design services. Is not the best on SEO, negative. The best on SEO is the one that you can have your own structure like EE or Modx.
     
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    WordPress for me all the way. Super easy to use and modify, tons of plug ins and if you run into an issue likely someone else has as well and developed the work around. I tried Drupal, maybe after some more coding experience I could see it being more flexible but for a noob like me, I don't have the time.