Both WordPress and Drupal are popular platforms in the CMS marketplace, however WordPress has gained more devotees. It has a user base 10 times bigger that that of Drupal. But is it a better choice or not? You will find the answer if you continue reading…. Let’s have a closer look:
Usability –this might just be the convincing element for you. WordPress is way more user friendly than Drupal, the latter being a bit more complicated and twisted. With the WYSIWYG editor, you immediately blog if you choose WordPress. You also have a vast community, ready to lend you a helping hand or a good tip. Drupal also has its own community of course, but it’s a bit smaller than the latter’s.
As far as updates are concerned, WordPress releases them constantly, every 4 month even. The updates regarding Drupal don’t come with the code, so it’s a bit more complicated here. If you’re not a tech whiz, we don’t recommend the latter platform.
With WordPress you also have a neat mobile app that allows you to quickly edit or draft an article on the go whereas with Drupal, you don’t have the app, but it still gets the job done in the end.
How to use the customizing elements?- themes and other plugins are a fun way to tailor your website according to your preference. With 37,000 plugins, WordPress will definitely win you over, plus you get top-notch themes as well. The latter platform is ideal for promoting your business for instance.
With Drupal, you don’t need the plugins, but you can use modules instead. However, you will need to pay a pretty penny for the really neat ones. Also there aren’t too many themes to choose from, so in this case it’s best to leave it up to a pro. A developer can do some magic with Drupal.
Because WordPress has plenty of plugins, this means a lot more threats. Hackers can really mess up your site, especially if you don’t update constantly when a certain plugin is outdated.
Because Drupal has some pretty tight security features implemented, some of the best companies in the world use the latter.
More than one Author
If you want to use your site as some sort of platform for publishing articles, you have to enable the multiple author log in feature. This will require you to set up a profile for them and allow them to post. In this case, WordPress is what you’re looking for. You can assign the Editor, Admin. and so on. Depending on the assigned type of function, each author has a specific task to accomplish.
With Drupal on the other, you can simply revise and the authors can leaf through the same article and follow the edits that have been made. With WordPress, there are some plugins required for this to work.
Final thoughts: Drupal has amazing security features, perfect for startup businesses that need to keep their portfolios private. However, if you’re not a developer or if you don’t know someone that is, Drupal might be too much for you to handle. But, if you’re set on creating a site where publishing is key, the multiple author element in WordPress will come in handy, plus you will love the ease of use of the latter platform. So, it’s up to you, just pick one!