Content Management System (CMS) is a software system that manages the creation and modification of digital content. A CMS provides the users with website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to create and manage the digital content easily. There are several CMS available for users but the best ones among those include WordPress, Joomla and Drupal development.
All these content management systems are embedded with amazing functionalities and plugins which make it easier for users to build websites of their own. Word Press is the most popular among these and the WordPress developers in India ensure that they are introducing new horizons of ideas and information for user’s worldwide through their amazing work.
The things which must be considered while choosing a CMS for your website or blog includes cost, support, customization options, ease of use. Security and performance, SEO, etc.
33% of the total websites are built suing WordPress and a total of 160 million users have downloaded this top CMS across the globe. The other popular content management systems have also got their advantages as well. We will compare the features and properties of the top three CMS in the following paragraphs:
WordPress was released in year 2003 and the technology used for its development is PHP embedded with an SQL database. 60 % of the market share is owned by Word Press as it runs over 560 live websites and its also the fastest growing content management system currently. The most recent version of WP was downloaded around 90 million times.
Joomla was introduced in 2005 and its an open source CMS manager by a community comprising mostly of volunteers. The market share of Joomla is 6.3% which is the second highest after WP. This management system is also developed in PHP and SQL.
Drupal was released in the year 2001 and currently it’s the third most used content management system. The market share of Drupal is 2.2 % and a total of 41 million websites run on this management system. Drupal is consisted the technically strongest management system among the top three.
Another important factor which is considered while choosing a CMS for web page its cost. When we have a look at the cost of the top three management system, it is observed that all these i-e WP, Joomla and Drupal are open source and free of cost.
Even of the CMS is free a website still requires a few expenses such as domain and hosting. Other than the plugins available in these content management systems are also sometimes paid and the total cost for these three does not differ to a huge extent.
In case of WP you might need to spend some money on plugins and themes as well. Sometimes for implementation of complex functionalities professional help is also required which is easily available on online job portals for WP. Comparatively we can say that WP is the cheapest of these top three CMS.
In case of Drupal the additional cost might include the expenses, you need to hire a developer as it’s a complex management system. If you want to learn it yourself it might take some time and delay the launch of your website as well which is also not an economic option. Joomla is equivalent to WP in terms of cost and expenses.
Ease of use
The biggest strength of Word Press is that its extremely simple and easy to use making it a preferred choice for users around the globe. The process of setting up and installation is also extremely quick and easy, and it takes only 5 minutes. The user interface is also very organizing and simple, and you can achieve your required functionalities with just a mouse click. The content creation is also quite easy, and you can create posts, pages, menu, tags, etc. with the help of a variety of options available for the users.
Beginners can simply create the desired look for their web pages with the help of graphic interfaces and no coding is required as well making it a highly preferred choice for clients.
Joomla is relatively more complex as compared to WP but its still a good option for people who are intermediate in technical knowledge. The graphic interface of this management system also enables the users to add page elements like media, menus, extensions, etc. An advantage of Joomla over WP is that it offers the users with out of the box functionality hence making it more complex.
Drupal is also easy and quick to setup and install and it gives users complete control over their websites as it offers a huge variety of customization options. A drawback of this CMS is that it requires strong technical knowledge and learning it also takes time making it less popular among users.
Support and Community
Word Press has the largest online community which exists, and it offers WP users a huge advantage over other content management systems. The support is available in case you face any issues or concerns and documentation for all the functionalities, plug-ins, etc. is also available making it possible for beginners to learn it. Also, it provides developers with a managed WP hosting option in which the hosting service providers look after the technical issues associated to your website or blog.
Being the second largest CMS, Joomla also comprises of a big online community offering help and support to beginners in additional to an official help portal. Drupal is also consistently updated making it possible for users to receive updates and fixes but as compared to other two CMS its support is limited.
Another huge advantage of WP is that you can customize almost everything with this CMS. In addition to that there are around 55,000 plugins available which offers users with any functionality they need.
Joomla also offers users with a variety of features, plugins, themes, etc. but there is not central directory and users need to search out their own trusted sources.
There are many similarities and differences which makes these CMS different from each other but WP being the most popular offers WordPress developers in India a wide range of opportunities to build web pages according to the needs and requirement of users.