This article will cover comparisons between 3 CMS and declare the winner. Based on the trends shown below it is very clear that we have only one winner, undoubtedly and that is WordPress. It is clearly one of the most favorite CMS for the Developers, Designers and in fact website owners for the ease of maintaining the website on their own.
So Which CMS to Choose?
Lets look at this more objectively based on layouts, user friendliness and other factors in order to determine, which CMS is better for what kind of website projects. For example just a simple difference that I would like to show here. If you are a beginner and don’t know much about Web Development, it is in your best interest to use WordPress. If you have Web Development Knowledge and experience with CMS, Joomla! Would be your best choice. Well Joomla is easy to install and needs a little bit of Web Development Knowledge to try your hands, where as Drupal doesn’t have easy installation and it requires good amount of web development knowledge in order to get things done.
Why Use WordPress:
WordPress was the first CMS built for blogging only. Later that CMS turned into one of the largest, highest searched and most popular CMS in the current era, because of its easy of operability, easy build and user friendly backend. It is perfect for photographers, writers, bloggers, publishers, magazine owners to give their website one of the best look and feel without any external support.
Why Use Joomla:
Unlike WordPress Joomla has not evolved from Blogging CMS to Website CMS, the goal was very clear form the beginning itself and it was at one point of time much more popular than any other CMS in the industry. The installation of the Joomla website is bit more challenging and backward compatibility is a major issue, but other than that it really is a great CMS and with little bit of web development knowledge any milestone in web development is achievable using this amazing CMS.
Why Choose Drupal:
Drupal has been one of the most innovative CMS and was built with a different concept. Large websites are very much suitable for this CMS and it is really a close call between Joomla! and Drupal when it comes to creating large websites. However, the edge goes to Drupal for that. Again having the ease of installation is really a pain and it doesn’t have that much user friendliness for any one to develop the website. One strongly needs to have enough knowledge for Web Development to be able to work on Drupal.
In the end we clearly have the winner and other positions. We highly recommend to go with WordPress for any website development work that is required. If you are planning to switch from Joomla to WordPress, it is not recommended, since the website that you currently have has equally good CMS. So to summarize, we have our final ranks ready.
Feel free to write you feedback on how you found your CMS and what are the pros and cons. We await your response.