Thursday, 25 November 2010

Drupal and Joomla Comparison

A website can do so much for a person or a company and it is a trend now to own at least one or two websites, especially if your running a business. It can express oneself or body through blogging, image uploading or video postings. It makes communications easier through chatting and online callings. It simplifies daily living through online transactions. It makes web technology to rapidly grow through software developments and web tools.


Various industries are using websites as business tools and are having high demands on web projects. Therefore, many web designers, developers and programmers arise from these profit potentials. As well, various website builders and open source tools were developed to fasten website creations.


There are probably millions of open source tools available on the internet. Each has its own strengths and limitations but will always depend on the website creator, to what he or she thinks may suit the clients’ needs and what tools they have mastered.


Drupal and Joomla are some of these competing open source tools in web creation. Like Wordpress, these two are some of the most used web builders. While Wordpress is


Originally popular for blogging, these two are famous in creating websites with built in dynamic CMS (Content Management Solutions). CMS or WCMS (Web Content Management Solutions) provides administration tools to manage contents, data storage and manipulations, analytics, theme layouts and more.


We compared Drupal and Joomla below on certain areas. This is just a comparison of functionalities and not a Drupal vs. Joomla as every creator can choose any open source that may go well with his projects. See as follows:


 

















































































 



Drupal



Joomla



Standard Compliance





cross


(Due to massive number of themes/templates available online and non-flexibility on scripts integration, some are not standard compliant anymore)



Easy Installation





tick



Developer-Friendly Environment




(Do not have much icon images but its simplicity makes it developer-friendly)



tick


(Using good graphics and layouts the administrator panel)



Templates/Themes




(There are only few themes/templates available for Drupal compare to Joomla but Drupal themes/templates can be easily manipulated, there is also blocks feature where you can create a block and drag it to wherever containers you want)



tick


(Contents only support few blocks but there are so many themes/templates available online)



Modules/Plugins



tick



tick



Content Management



tick



tick



SEO



tick



tick



Community Supports



tick



tick



Multimedia Supports



cross


(There are modules available for images, videos or mp3 galleries but requires advanced knowledge to integrate)



tick


(There are many available media modules that easily be installed.)



File Management



tick



tick



Scripts Integrations



tick



cross


(Not flexible in installing custom scripts)



Flexibility



tick



cross


(Backends are not as flexible like Drupal, themes modifications and script integrations)



Security (permissions - granular privileges management-D)



tick



tick



E-Commerce



tick



cross


(Not as recommended like Drupal for highly dynamic CMS due to flexibility and standard compliance issues)



 

3 comments:

  1. hmmm, Joomla have a competitive advantage over drupal. Today, Joomla is more popular because of it has  a more appealing balance between functionality, quality of code, ease of use,  documentation support and product marketing than drupal.



     

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  2. That is really cool, drupal has several great advantages over joomla, but still Joomla is one of the great open source CMS with some awesome level of customization. Thanks :)

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  3. I recommended to joomla for Best Business Software Development, I really like this informatics info, thanks for sharing.

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