Drupal or Wordpress? What is the best option to develop your website

December 16, 2021

Tags: Technologies, Managed Teams, IT Staff Augmentation



Drupal is a content management software, or CMS for its acronym in English. It is used to create many of the websites and applications that you use every day. Drupal has great standard features such as easy content creation, reliable performance, and excellent security.


It started as an open source project in 2001 and gained popularity for being the most efficient content management system used to code and develop websites. About 2.3% of online websites are created with Drupal.


Moreover, WordPress is an open source website builder that is easy to handle and does not require any deep knowledge in coding or programming. This vast platform is written in PHP, a scripting language used specifically for web development. WordPress has the platform and tools to power all types of media, especially standard blogs and websites.


Since this CMS has a GPlv2 licensed system, everyone can access it and edit the software for free. WordPress makes building a website fun and easy, even for non-software developers.





But the question remains, which of the two is the best when developing your website?


If you want to decide which one to use, it is best to list the advantages that each CMS has and thus decide which one is best for you for the development of your page:


Advantages of WordPress


Ease of use: WordPress is much easier to use, especially for non-developers who want to manage their own website.


Extensibility: WordPress third-party theme and plugin communities make it equally easy to extend WordPress without the need for custom development. Some people even claim that with the right extensions, WordPress can do anything that Drupal can do.


Easy to get help: having a global community of developers that grows every day, makes WordPress an easy CMS to get answers and help with any questions or problems that arise.


Lower development costs: WordPress offers more “out of the box” solutions, and WordPress developers are often more affordable than Drupal developers.


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Advantages of Drupal


Custom content types and views: Although WordPress offers custom post types, most people find Drupal's custom content types to be a bit more flexible.


User Permissions / Access Controls:  While WordPress single site ships with 5 basic user roles, Drupal has a built-in access control system where you can create new roles with individual permissions.


Basic support for multilingual sites: In Drupal 8, multilingual functionality is built into the core, while WordPress sites must rely on third-party plugins.


Taxonomies for handling a large amount of data: Drupal's taxonomy system is more flexible than WordPress, which makes it ideal for handling a large amount of content.


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