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Drupal vs WordPress: 7 Differences You Should Be Aware Of Before we   put   efforts   into   some   more   essentials   details,   let’s   introduce   both   the platform. As we all know both the platforms are content management system and self­hosted solution so one can easily create and manage all of the content on the website.

WordPress: It is the world’s most popular content management systems started as a blogging platform back in 2003. Nowadays, WordPress has 29% influence of all websites   and   controls   around   59.8%   of   the   known   content   management   system market. Some important examples of famous companies using WordPress for all are: • • • • • •

University of Washington Sony Mobile Mercedes Benz TechCrunch Whitehouse.gov The New Yorker

Drupal: It has been the long time for Drupal to be in the market and it came earlier than WordPress. Though WordPress has more market share as compared to Drupal. It has been launched in 2000 and having an influence of 2.3% of all the website and controls 4.6% share of the content management system. Some important websites running on Drupal are:


• • • • •

The Economist State of Colorado Dallas Cowboys University of Colorado Nasa.gov

Functionality •

As we all know that Drupal is more complex than WordPress, so because of this complexity Drupal has some advanced functionality.

As Drupal   comes   with   some   advanced   functionality   when   compared   to WordPress. Drupal comes with features like taxonomies, content types, blocks, views, and more. Drupal has provided an amazing learning curve and also provides power to the platform and its users.

Drupal provides multiple content types or page templates. Drupal’s has more advanced   user   permissions   as   compared   to   WordPress.   Multiple   site stakeholders   are   supportable   through   Drupal   having   site   admins,   content editors, individualized access to private content, and more.

A lot   of   customization   has   been   done   in   Drupal   8   for   strengthening   its functionalities.

Flexibility •

There is the wide range of free and paid themes & plugins are available in the WordPress   that   assists   you   to   start   building   a   WordPress   website.   While Drupal   comes   with   only   starter   themes   and   all   are   designed   for   custom development.

Plugins available   such   as   SEO   to   social   media   and   more   are   available   for WordPress  so  it   is   more   in  demand   when   as  compared  to   Drupal.  Plugins available in Drupal are called modules that are free and many of them having similar functionalities. Plugins available in the WordPress are easy to manage i.e. installing and updating which is difficult in the Drupal.

Managing thousands   of   pages   and   users   can   be   easy   with   improved   page performance that also includes catching with excellent page speed. Drupal is more robust as compared to WordPress.

Ease of Use •

Drupal is more capable of developing more advanced sites so it requires more


technical experience when compared with WordPress. •

WordPress is   easy   to   understand   with   limited   knowledge   so   website development with the number of customization options available in it.

WordPress has   WYSIWYG   editor   and   drag­and­drop   functionality   so developing WordPress website will be easier and fast.

Security •

The major difference between Drupal and WordPress is security. As we know that   entire   open   source   community   comes   has   fear   of   security   share   and Drupal provides enterprise­level security with depth security report. So all the government organization uses Drupal.

Usually, WordPress is open to hackers and other attacks. Hosting platforms and user­friendly plugin makes it less vulnerable and WP Engine as well.

Cost •

Downloading and installing for both Drupal and WordPress will be free but there will be an additional cost associated with them.

Drupal may require help from outside resources so Developers required for Drupal will be more expensive than WordPress.

Conclusion Drupal Development Service  will be more effective, powerful and flexible for big business   in   Drupal   when   compared   with   WordPress   Development   Service. WordPress is a simple and easy­to­handle interface to support small business and blog. Drupal is ultimate for difficult, highly customized sites that require scalability and large amounts of content to be organized.

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Drupal vs WordPress: 7 Differences You Should Be Aware Of  

Drupal Development Service will be more effective, powerful and flexible for big business in Drupal when compared with WordPress Development...

Drupal vs WordPress: 7 Differences You Should Be Aware Of  

Drupal Development Service will be more effective, powerful and flexible for big business in Drupal when compared with WordPress Development...

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