A content management system is used to control, organize and publish the dynamic collection of web pages. A CMS helps in saving time and allows people with experience to create a web design. The main purpose of a Content Management System is to make it easy for even a novice computer user to maintain and manage a site.
WordPress and Drupal are the most popular open source CMS which are used to create blogs and websites.WordPress is by far the most economical, with Joomla coming in second and Drupal being the most expensive.Here is a quick assessment of the salient differences between the three:
Among these three CMS, WordPress is the most famous CMS for blog development. WordPress is written in PHP programming language and backend is supported by MySql database.Wordpress takes a slight victory again because of the number of widgets, plugins/extension modules, and themes/templates.WordPress modules can be easily found on internet free of cost. But it lacks in social features like blogging outside.
On the other side Joomla CMS is used to create complex web applications. Joomla is also written in PHP programming language. Apart from web development it is also used for blogs, forums and a host of other features.Joomla CMS allows developers to design a website but with less number of categories and limited options.Joomla’s administration usability and learning curve is better than Drupal’s, but not enough to provide a noticeable advantage to the end-user over Drupal.Joomla provides features such as Caching, RSS feeds, news flash, blog polls, language internationalization support etc. Joomla CMS is developer friendly.For Joomla development, it is easy to get support from Joomla.org where you get comprehensive tutorials for developers and web owners.
Drupal has since developed into one of the most complex open-source content management systems (CMS) on the market.In Drupal, it is very easy to set up the theme and layout of the website making it very flexible for custom development.Drupal isn’t that user-friendly and helps in the development of high-performance websites.In Drupal, you are able to use the same log-in-details for different sites, which makes work easy whereas in Joomla, every site will have its own login details. Drupal allows its users the flexibility to create and manage different content types including: video, polls, user management, text, blog, podcasts, real-time stats, and revision controls.
Now there are a lot of different e-commerce solutions out there.When it comes to usability, Both Joomla and WordPress are easy to use.We recommend using WordPress for most sites and have worked with a large number of sites where we have customised WordPress to work as per business needs.
For sites such as the main Government site, user payments and memberships, forums, connections to ERP platforms, WordPress is probably not the right option right now. The best solution would be to customize Drupal or use a paid CMS Platform.