Three of the most popular CMS’s are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. All 3 have some points in common – but some significant differences.
WordPress – The World’s Go-To CMS
If we’d called this blog post ‘Which is the world’s most popular CMS’, we could have finished writing and gone home by now! WordPress is unquestionably the winner in the popularity stakes.
Its feature set is powerful and varied; if you’ve worked with the basic website builders that big-name hosting companies provide, then WordPress represents the next step up the ladder. Many people view WordPress as the best CMS for small businesses. Provided your needs aren’t especially complex, they’re probably right.
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Joomla – Built for Businesses
One weakness of WordPress lies in the fact that it wasn’t originally developed for business websites. The CMS was first created to give writers a simple way of building blogs, but most blogs are inherently simple, with text-based content and limited interactivity.
If you’re looking to develop a more advanced website, then WordPress remains an option – the CMS has been heavily developed over the last 16 years to support various types of website. Even so, there are many developers who view Joomla as a superior alternative; one that was created specifically to support more dynamic sites.
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Drupal – Power and Complexity
Drupal takes us still higher up the ladder in terms of power – but with that extra power comes extra complexity. This compromise lies at the heart of the decision each small-business owner needs to make.
So, is Drupal a good CMS for small businesses? Typically, we would suggest that it’s not. The most advanced websites may benefit from its power, but for most small-business sites, Drupal represents a step too far.
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