Two of the biggest players in market when it comes to CMS are Drupal and WordPress. In last few years when there are loads of CMS getting in the business, these two have maintained their spot, right at the top. Both are widely used and immensely popular, but it is very hard to choose one between them.
Firstly we compare, analyse and then decide the best suited.
So, let us check these two on various parameters and try to find the better one.
- Ease of Use
Whenever at times we get confuse to choose between two ways, we obviously choose the easy one on difficult one. It is human nature. Here, both are generous platform but WordPress being much easy, automatically becomes the first choice. If you have limited knowledge of website than working on Drupal would be a tough task, though it is capable of producing more advance sites but has a complex backend. In WordPress you can immediately start blogging with WYSIYWG editor and drag and drop functionality.
Drupal functionality is much deeper and has more features than WordPress, but it can’t be handled unless you are an expert.
WordPress has a very wide variety of plug-ins and themes. It is the easiest way to customize the site. There are more than 37,000 plugins available with variety of free themes. It is also very easy to install plugins from WordPress, whereas in Drupal there are less plugins available, but there is need of a developer to handle installing or updating any plugins on this platform. One unique feature which Drupal has that it can hold thousands of pages and can develop very consolidated website, on other side WordPress was originally made for blogging, so it lacks that robustness.
Basically, both these two platforms are free to install, there is associated cost for developing a website on both. Drupal being more complex and robust, its developers are more costly than WordPress Developers. Also, the plugins and premium themes in Drupal are expensive.
Here, Drupal is way ahead from WordPress. Security is one aspect that is always considered before continuing a website. Drupal provides a much deep report on security and has enterprise level security, thanks to its backend community. This is the reason why maximum government sites are designed on Drupal, whereas, WordPress is more vulnerable to threats and hacking.
Actually, SEO is not platform specific; both have the potential to be as top search. Drupal is specifically designed as search engine friendly and load its page much faster. WordPress do it through its plugins which enhances and optimize the search.
These are the major difference between the two. WordPress Development Company at the time is much more relax as it has marginal lead, but the gaining popularity of Drupal can cause threat to other CMS