Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress – Which is an Ideal Choice for Custom Web Development
Drupal is a free and open-source CMS (content management system). It is written in PHP code, which is the open source free script used for developing personal websites, blogs, e-commerce sites, community web portals, social networking sites, newsletters and others. It uses MySQL, MS SQL or PostgreSQL for the database. Drupal CMS software is also widely used for different types of websites and mobile apps development. 2.2 percent of all websites are using different versions of Drupal CMS framework, according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Drupal works with a number of operating systems and platforms such as Linux, Windows, Ubuntu, UNIX or Macintosh OS. It follows Presentation–abstraction–control (PAC), which is a software architectural pattern. The design of Drupal consists of three different components which forms websites. Each component works independently and correlates with each other for completing the process. Downloading and installing Application, and running the installed script is easy and simple, irrespective of the operating systems.
Drupal is also highly popular among mobile Apps and web developers, and businesses because it provides strong security, thousands of customizations, strong security, scalability, advanced users management and others. It is also ease-to-use and provides effective online ‘Help” forums, Drupal’s community, and support.
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Drupal is highly popular with Web developers and bloggers. It is widely used by millions of users worldwide for creating beautiful websites. Many governments and social media sites, along with the world’s most reputed educational and financial institutes, news channels, weather channels, sports bodies, auto industries, music groups, political parties, and large and small corporates use Drupal platform for their Web Development.
It offers a variety of features for creating simple to complex websites. Some of the important features widely used by developers include page layout customization, Plugins, RSS feeds, user account registration, content editing and management, system administration, security, add-on modules and designs, system management, menu management, and others.
The official release of Drupal core files can be downloaded. It consists of a variety of themes, templates, modules, and tools for developing impressive websites that can also be connected to other sites and services. You can hire a company that provides the drupal developement services that can also design their themes for creating websites by using Drupal customizable themes and base themes. The websites are also ideal for displaying SEO friendly contents.
Drupal CMS software allows developers to upload all their content data like music, songs, videos, photos, texts and others on the websites. Small and large ventures can also edit, modify, publish, and update the contents of the website.
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However, developers also use WordPress and Joomla CMS system, along with Drupal to power their websites. They have their own choice for using each open source Content Management Service (CMS) to run and power their website. All systems offer strong security, features, and customization options. They are also easy to use and accessible. However, picking a specific software program depends on advantages and disadvantages related to accessibility, designs, customizations, features, ease-of-use, and search engine visibility performance, scalability, security, functionality, compatibility, and platforms. For example, Joomla Website Development Company specializes in Joomla CMS systems and offer services such as Joomla Web Development, CMS Development, Theme Customization, Template Design, Development, and Integration, portal development, and others services.
WordPress is world’s highest used free open source Blogging software that can be customized into a CMS. It is based on PHP and MySQL. There are around 75 million WordPress software users around the world, according to Investopedia. It comes in Cloud-based and download version. Similar to Joomla, it is simple and easy-to access and use with thousands of Plugins, themes, and widgets. No technical knowhow is needed to create or develop attractive customized websites. Businesses can create and run blog or websites on their own at much lower price. It provides good SEO feature that helps businesses increase their online presence. It is ideal for linking to Social Media Networking and flexible for developing different types of blogs and websites. Other important features of WordPress include Publishing Tools, Media Management, User Management, Multilingual, Easy Themes System, Mobile Plug-in, and others.
Joomla is a free open source content management system (CMS) software program, similar to Drupal and WordPress. It can be independently used to create attractive Websites and graphical administrative interface. It is written in scripting language PHP and based on techniques of OOP and MySQL. It has many inbuilt and formatting features such as Web services Management, Banner Manager, User Manager, Content Manager, Web Link Manager, RSS, Template Manager, Menu Manager, Language Manager, Search, Contact Manager and others.
Joomla is flexible, ease-to-use, built, and manage sites. For updates also no programming language or specialized tools are needed. It uses WYSIWYG editor that helps easy edit of contents. It has Built-in site search engine and SEO friendly URLs. It can run on all browsers. It is also easy to create, reorder, publish, and edit pages and articles. It also offers data content safety that prevents others from editing the data. The page content can also be reviewed without publishing. The article editor tool also allows easy uploading of media files. It also provides menu editor tool to create menu and submenu. It is also best suited for developing commerce sites, social networking sites, and offers quicker, cheaper, and effective help portal.
Although, all these CMS systems are widely popular and used by developers and businesses for running their websites, many developers prefer WordPress for blogs, and small to medium websites. In the same way, Joomla is popular for creating e-commerce portals and social networking sites. Drupal is most powerful and can be used for Mobile Apps and Web development, but requires some technical knowledge of PHP, HTML, and CSS.
Author Bio – Wendy Tan is Backend Technical Support Engineer, working in Skylark.com.sg, a Custom Mobile and Web App Development company in Singapore. He also has a passion for writing technical and non-technical articles. He has a writing experience of 6+ years.