Drupal vs WordPress: Pros And Cons

Drupal vs WordPress: Pros And Cons

As they say, content is king. Every website needs content and fresh ones too. Even search engine crawlers give preference to sites which upload new content on a regular basis. There are many ways to keep posting content to your website. Out of all, blogs are by far the best means of constantly updating your website with fresh content. Today, when we think about blogging, there are two sites which dominate the others – WordPress and Drupal. Here, we shall weight the pros and cons of both these sites and see which one is better for your website.

Drupal vs WordPress

Now, it is claimed that WordPress operates around 60,000,000 sites and Drupal operates around 500,000 sites. However, many sites remain unregistered and these numbers are given by the blog sites themselves, leaving room for convenient exaggeration. But the fact remains that WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there today. Next, blogs are platforms where you put up fresh content. It is known that WordPress is very good in terms of user friendliness and operational efficiency.

However, it should be noted that everything that can be done with WordPress can also be done with Drupal, but with the help of time consuming modules. In simple terms, WordPress is a platform for the regular masses and Drupal is a platform for tech savvy people or webmasters. This might well be the reason for WordPress’ ever growing popularity. On the other hand though, we know that some websites grow in size and complexity with time. Such websites become too much to handle with the help of WordPress, which is a basic platform. This is where Drupal starts ruling.

If you have multiple pages with varying content which go live at a dynamic pace, Drupal is the one you should be considering. Most startup companies also consider using Drupal over WordPress as a measure for the future. These companies know that they will be adding more features and pages to their websites and see the need for a heavier blogging platform.

Let us now talk about themes. When you have a website or even a personal blog, you want it to look good. Believe it or not, a good theme can enhance the readability of your site and drive more traffic to it. WordPress is a winner when it comes to this area. It offers a large number of themes, some paid some not, which let you control the appearance and look of your website or blog page completely. This not only reflects your taste on your page, but also increases the number of visitors on your site.

While Drupad has its own modules, WordPress has its own plugins. Anything you want to do on WordPress can be done with a plugin. You only have to look for it on the internet. There is a plugin for every function, some official, some from third parties. Because of these plugins, WordPress has flexibility and versatility in its use. However, there is a downside to this. WordPress is a less protected platform as compared to Drupal. It is vulnerable to webmasters, unlike Drupal.

Also, when it comes to upgrading, Drupal is a more painful platform than WordPress. Apart from the above mentioned pros and cons, there are also other advantage and disadvantages to both these platforms. However, after considering all the above mentioned points, it is safe to mention that WordPress is a blogging platform for individual bloggers and those who want to concentrate on appearance and user friendliness more than technicalities. On the other hand, Drupal is a platform for net wizards and webmaster who desire a more unconventional way of operating.

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