WordPress v Drupal v Joomla

Date: Thursday, 13th Apr 2017 | Category: Research, Web Design & Development

Nearly a quarter of all websites on the internet are powered by WordPress, the most popular open source content management system (CMS) available.

Other CMS’ such as Drupal and Joomla are not far behind though, with a recent survey of 75 digital agencies and software companies revealing that 89.2% of the respondents think the popularity of Drupal for their clients will grow in the next three years (Drupal).

All three systems do have a lot in common in terms of the technology they offer and their philosophy regarding users. They are also all primarily written in PHP (a programming and scripting language) and support MySQL (a database management system that allows you to store and retrieve all your blog information). Each one uses themes and templates for the aesthetics of the websites, then plugins, modules or extensions for additional features.

Which one is best?

It depends on your website; what design and functionality you are looking for, but every developer and most users will have their favourite. We have complied some information to give you the basic knowledge needed for each system.

To get a further insight, we quizzed our development team to get their feedback on each system, asking them to rate each one out of five for various features (0 = poor, 5 = excellent):

So which one will work best for your site?

Get in touch today to find out.