Choose WordPress over Joomla and Drupal

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Choose WordPress over Joomla and Drupal



WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are the top CMS (Content Management Systems)
applications in internet land. When building a new website, these are the top three
choices; which to choose? Unfortunately for Joomla an
d Drupal, no matter how you
stack the cards, WordPress always seems to come out on top. Let’s take a look at how
WordPress consistently blows its competition out of the water:


1.
Cost:

Hiring outside parties to manage and maintain your Drupal and Jooml
a sites
will cost you an arm and a leg more than if you had a WordPress site. Drupal and Joomla
administration can be very multifaceted and intricate in nature, and both come with a
steep learning curve. Based on estimations at the lower end of the scal
e, the average set
-
up and cost of a Joomla site is right around $2000, Drupal $5000, compared to only $250
for a WordPress set
-
up.


WordPress also offers more free plug
-
ins and themes than Drupal or Joomla.


2.
Branding Features
: WordPress provides c
ommon branding

that

features Drupal and
Joomla do not.
Businesses and organizations

who use websites for marketing purposes
suffer without unique branding and design, unique category pages, unique elements for
each page, and user
-
friendly administration.

Drupal and Joomla, both designed by
programmers, are simply not geared for the average person who lacks a degree with
computer design. And while most small businesses, organizations, large companies, and
even personal sites benefit from unique pages, i.e
. a testimonial page vs. a services
offered page, installing unique pages on Drupal and Joomla is tedious and time
-
consuming. Installing unique pages on WordPress takes seconds
-

you simply click a
button, create a name for your page, and hit “publish.”


3
.
Simplicity
: Installing WordPress is easy, and as it evolves, upgrading is equally
simple. When WordPress 3.
i
, or “
Reinhardt
” appeared
this past February y
ear, users had
only one version to upgrade. (Joomla and Drupal have two major versions, making
u
pgrading more of a hassle every time the software evolves.)


WordPress’s administration panel is clean and contained. Adding widgets, themes,
extension modules, and plug
-
ins is a cinch. WordPress offers the best preview option, as
well, so users can be
st plan and visualize their end product.


4.
Security:
According to Secunia.com’s security profiles for each of CMS, WordPress
has had only 284 security advisories since 5/30/2003, compared with 436 advisories for
Drupal. Joomla has had 447 security ad
visories since 11/22/2005!


5.
Fast Development
: WordPress is constantly evolving, and at a much faster rate than
Drupal or Joomla. WordPress comes out with both minor and major updates on a regular
basis. Because updating WordPress is easy, this rarel
y creates a problem for more
inexperienced users. And thanks to WordPress’s own community blog, questions and
concerns can be answered quickly; no need to resort to hiring an expensive consultant or
programmer!


WordPress is user
-
friendly, secure, progres
sive, great for marketing, and cost
-
effective,
making it the CMS more and more people are turning to for their business, institution,
organization, or personal website.


Citations:


http://word
press.org/news/2011/02/threeone/

www.secunia.com

http://www.comentum.com/drupal
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vs
-
joomla
-
cms
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comparison.html