Versus other popular Open Source CMS's
There are literally thousands of Content Management System solutions available for free as well as at a cost. We’ll focus on two most popular Open Source CMS’s available today: Joomla and Wordpress.
Joomla is a great CMS if all you want to do is create pages and articles. The moment you step out of this circle, you’re immediately confronted with issues of 3rd party module quality, hacking the core to get things displaying properly (going off the upgrade path) and performance issues. Joomla also has compatibility issues with different Web Servers and Databases, limiting you to specific hosting environments.
For more information about the differences between Joomla and Drupal, please take a look at the following articles:
- Wordpress vs Joomla vs Drupal (9th March 2009)
- Why can't we be friends? Joomla versus Drupal (March 19th 2007)
- Jooma and Drupal – Where One is Right for You? (5th Dec 2006)
- Drupal and Joomla comparison (5th Dec 2006)
Wordpress is specifically designed for Blogging – which, let’s face it, it does tremendously well. Like Joomla, is does its intended task very well, but if you try to do something different, it takes quite a bit of work to implement and maintain.
There are some instances where a Wordpress solution is more desirable over Drupal, due to its very user friendly interface, and advanced blogging features. In these instances, we may in fact use a Wordpress solution for your website over Drupal.