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Joomla or Drupal – Who is Winning the CMS Race?


When you think about managing a website, CMS (Content Management System) is the word you rely on. CMS assists you to edit, update and make modifications in your website and with CMS it is cheaper and quicker to build a large or complex website. While dealing with it, Drupal and Joomla are the terminologies that you become familiar with. They are two popular types of CMSs.


Drupal and Joomla have been competing for the top gap from ages. Drupal users and developers find Drupal easier to learn and use and Joomla users and developers find Joomla easier to learn and use. But there are a few differences in their features and integrations. Like Drupal is superior for extensibility and larger sites, while Joomla is easier especially for the non-geeks. Drupal is enhanced in parts like documentation particularly when you go for core and module documentation. On the other hand, Joomla is easier for non-technical people, mainly when they want to pact with the CMS interface, its upgrading and maintenance process.


Drupal’s add-ons incorporate in a little better way with the core and their framework which makes it easier to extend its CMS’s potentialities. Drupal operate as a good support for multimedia, social networking, forums, blogging, document management etc. While for constructing new functional websites, teach clients how to deal with CMS easily are done healthily with Joomla.  Drupal can help you to ease with external integration, developing large complex website and also enhancing facilities in the website.


Therefore, the race result is draw as the choice of web CMS depends on what you are trying to do or what kind of website you want to design. Joomla and Drupal are the most popular CMSs that are used nowadays but who gets more votes depends on where you are using it.

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Sudeep Banerjee

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Sudeep Banerjee is the Founder & President of B3NET Inc., the leading Orange County Web Development firm, since 1999 in California. He is a forward thinking leader with expertise in Digital Marketing, Web Design and Mobile Application Development and Amazon Sales Consulting. He is an author, speaker and a consultant with 28 years of experience. He loves to play Basketball and Golf.