If you need a website that is easy to control without any technical knowledge, you need to use CMS. And for any website to be successful, it’s incredibly important to choose the appropriate CMS.
Then the question is “Which CMS should you choose?“.
If we talk about the major players in the market for CMS, two names come to the top – WordPress & Drupal.
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But which one should you choose?
In this blog post, we will be comparing both the CMS (WordPress & Drupal) on the below parameters:
- Ease of use (for content management)
- Loading speed
- Availability of web developers
- Website Design Cost
When you choose Drupal for your website development, you’ll have a variety of customization options at your disposal.
But, the thing is, you need to have basic technical knowledge. On top of it, when it comes to customizations, you are required to know how to program in PHP, HTML, and various other languages.
To make any modifications, you will need to hire a web developer who can help you code and make necessary changes.
When it comes to WordPress, it’s easier to even set up a website yourself. The setup process to build a WordPress website is simple and easy to follow.
This is the reason that most webmasters, even if they don’t possess any technical skills, set up a basic website themselves.
Not only this, but to a certain extent, you can also make basic customizations to the theme by changing some configurations in a user-friendly way.
Talking about content management using WordPress, we all know that it’s as easy as a few clicks. Perhaps, the ease of use to manage WordPress websites is one of the major reasons for its popularity.
Conclusion: If you are looking for a website that’s easy to set up and manage, go for WordPress.
Since Drupal uses lesser resources to run & load a website, it’s much faster than WordPress. Drupal CMS is very well known for the development of lightning-speed websites.
One of the major drawbacks of WordPress is its speed. Having said this, it doesn’t mean that the speed of WordPress websites can’t be improved. All you need is the right selection of web hosting and web designer.
Conclusion: Drupal is definitely faster than WordPress but if you still want to stick with WordPress, because of its easy-to-use dashboard, you can still go with it but you need to hire a professional web developer who can help you to optimize the loading speed of your WordPress website.
When it comes to a website’s security, nothing beats Drupal.
Drupal is one of the most secure CMS available on the planet today. Perhaps, this is the reason Drupal has been used to power the White House website and many government websites.
The core version of WordPress is very secure.
But with the vast availability & usage of external plugins, the security of a WordPress website can be easily compromised.
Again, that’s not the end of the story. There are many ways to secure a WordPress website.
Conclusion: Drupal is more secure than WordPress. But it doesn’t mean a WordPress website can’t be made secure. An experienced WordPress developer can help you to secure your WordPress website.
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There are not plenty of Drupal developers that you can find easy to build your website. There has always been a bit scarcity of experienced Drupal developers.
But you don’t need to worry.
At Innomax, we have developed more than 100 websites using Drupal and we have been working on Drupal for around a decade.
Fortunately, you can easily find WordPress developers who can develop your website at an affordable price. It is probably because of the popularity of WordPress, that every developer wants to work on Drupal.
Conclusion: Because of the popularity of WordPress CMS, you can easily find a web developer who can develop a WordPress website for you. This is not the case with Drupal.
Since the cost of website design is directly impacted by the time effort and availability of web developers, Drupal website development is more expensive than a WordPress website.
It takes more time to build & customize a Drupal website. Moreover, there is a lesser number of Drupal developers as compared to WordPress developers.
You can easily get a WordPress website for a few hundred dollars because it takes a few days and sometimes a few hours to build a basic WordPress website.
Conclusion: If you are looking for an affordable website design, you must choose WordPress over Drupal.