CMS Battle: Drupal Vs WordPress

Are you debating whether to create your next website with WordPress or Drupal? Both of these popular content management systems are well-known among our web developers.

We’ve already gone over some key points about WordPress hosting, its performance, and dependability, as well as a look at what Drupal is. You can also read more about when and why you should use Drupal in our article. Let’s get started on deciding which platform you should use for your next website.

WordPress

WordPress, which began as a blogging tool in 2003, has come a long way since then and now ranks as the most widely used content management system on the planet. In fact, according to w3techs.com, WordPress controls 39.5 per cent of the known content management system market and currently powers 36.5 per cent of websites, with more than 60 million sites using the platform, including 33.6 per cent of the top 10 million websites as of April 2019.

So, what are the advantages of using WordPress for your website?

Optimisation for Search Engines (SEO) is the first consideration

You can use a variety of plugins available on the platform to easily optimise your web. We recommend WordPress SEO by Yoast because it’s simple to set up and one of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress. SEO improves your page’s ranking on search engines like Google and Bing, resulting in more leads (clicks and traffic to your site) and a better user experience, which may lead to more conversions and repeat customers.

Possess Complete Control Over Your Website

Don’t expect your web designer to make minor changes to your site. You can easily access and edit pages on a WordPress website, and you have complete control over almost every aspect of your own website.

User-Friendly Interface

WordPress has a user-friendly interface that makes adding new pages, articles, images, and other content as well as editing existing pages a breeze. Because of the platform’s simplicity and ease of use, even the least technically talented among us can create their own WordPress website.

You don’t need any HTML or CSS knowledge or FTP software

You can create your own WordPress website even if you don’t have any technical skills, such as HTML, CSS, Ruby, or other programming languages. WordPress is a self-contained system, which means you can add new pages, text, images, articles, forms, and more without having to learn HTML or CSS or use FTP software.

WordPress Websites are Responsive to Mobile Devices

The mobile responsiveness of a website is also factored into Google’s rankings. That is to say, your website must work and look good on any device. Users with even beginner levels of design experience can ensure their site is not penalised by Google for not being responsive on all devices by using one of the many responsive theme designs WordPress provides.

Scalable to Your Company’s Needs

A WordPress website can expand along with your company. One of the biggest advantages of using WordPress to create your website is that you can add new pages indefinitely without compromising the overall performance.

Update Your Website From Any Device

Because WordPress is a browser-based CMS, you can manage your websites from any computer with an internet connection. You can also connect all of your websites to one dashboard, making editing and managing multiple sites easy and seamless, all while requiring minimal technical coding knowledge. To learn more about WP-multisite, read this article.

WordPress is a completely free platform to use.

WordPress is licenced under the GNU General Public License (GPL), which means it’s not only free to download and edit, but also free to customise and use. You can also add an unlimited number of sites to your dashboard for free, making it much easier to stay on track with your next project’s budget.

 

Drupal

Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) that powers millions of web applications, mobile apps, and websites. Users with content-heavy, high-traffic websites, as well as those with large resource libraries and databases, such as government agencies, large businesses, and non-profits, benefit the most from Drupal. Here are the advantages of using Drupal to power your next web-based project:

Dependability

Despite the fact that Drupal is still evolving, it has a long history of being stable, trustworthy, and one of the top three most widely used content management systems in the world.

Multi-language Capabilities

Using the user’s IP address, browser settings, URL, and other similar information. Drupal can make assumptions about your users’ “prefered language,” allowing for full translation of every part of your website, resulting in smoother translation workflows, better SEO, and higher conversion rates.

Strong Security

Many critical security issues are avoided thanks to Drupal’s rigors community review process, high coding standards, and ongoing maintenance feedback from developers all over the world – as well as a team of dedicated experts working together to address and release security fixes. Maintaining the security of your website and data.

Automated Marketing

There are modules and tools in recent Drupal versions that make integrating automated marketing platforms simpler and more seamless. You can now create marketing automation that are generated by your users’ interactions with specific elements on your site (such as downloading a file).

Editing and design that is intuitive

Drupal’s design and editing system will be simple to use once you’ve completed the initial development phase. You’ll be able to see what components you’re putting where with a lot of “drag and drop,” and thereby avoid difficult design edits.

Adaptability

Drupal’s browser-based platform allows multiple users to access the same content at the same time from any location. The accessibility of Drupal allows you to manage and edit your site from any computer, in any location.

 

So what’s the verdict?

Drupal is designed for sites with a lot of traffic, a lot of content, and a lot of security needs, while WordPress is designed for sites with a lot of traffic, a lot of content, and a lot of security needs WordPress, on the other hand, is more geared towards people who want basic (yet still stylish) and low-cost websites.

Whatever Content Management System you choose for your next website build our Asporea developers are experienced in both WordPress and Drupal and can help you achieve your website goals and bring your vision to life online.  If you’re still undecided after reading this article, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk to you in more depth about your next web project.

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