Wordpress vs Drupal vs Joomla vs ....

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  1. lets-build

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    Hi all,

    What's your view on the most popular system for building websites at the moment?
    I've been a professional web developer for quite a long time now, in the last few years I've specialized in Drupal as a cms and regularly get work for this.
    But I'd like to know, in your experience, which cms do most clients request/use?
    I was speaking to a guy who runs quite a big development house here in London that now specializes in Drupal and he was saying that the small company sector is now dominated by Wordpress (which I would agree with), whereas Drupal is more of a preferred choice for medium/large sized businesses.
    Joomla, however, seems to have pretty much disappeared...

    What does seem to be a growing a trend though are companies using purely front end technologies such as angular or backbone js without a cms. This is just an observation from scouring the contracting market recently.
     
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    It seems to me that for webdevelopers drupal have more flexibility, wordpress is much more suitable and useful for end-users, that is why it is the most popular
     
  3. lets-build

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    Yep I have to agree with that. WordPress is alot easier for the none technical to get uo and running with but drupal is more scalable amd flexible for larger companies who cam offord to employ developers.
     
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    From My point of view WordPress is the best CMS for Non technical Businesses.Easy to update,delete the content as per their requirements.
     
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    In terms of adding / editing / deleting content, drupal and all other cms's are just as easy to use to do this. The difficulty comes when adding custom functionality and theme for a website. Wordpress plugins are alot easier to understand than drupal's modules. They are marketed to the none technical user and made to look more exciting where as drupal's module selection process is abit of a dull experience.
     
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    I would always prefer Wordpress for my website and if it is not possible, then only I would go for any other platform because I understand that WP is the easiest to work with.
     
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    If you are not targeting specialized demands and just for content management I agree that WP is most user-friendly among available
     
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    Wordpress definitely best among 3. It is more easy and user friendly CMS. Any beginner can access CMS like wordpress
     
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    Well, Wordpress is commonly preferable option as blogging platform for frequently updated websites, indeed, it is more user friendly, but Wordpress core system lacked a lot of the functionality that came preloaded with Joomla. Joomla's plugins are better as for me, but in terms of performance wp is faster(maybe because it is lighter). This is a holywar topic I believe:)
     
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    I like to work with wordpress cms,It is easy and have many functionality to of task which can be easily handled.
     
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    The fact is, each situation will require something different, and taking the time to look at all your options is the best way to go. For those looking to set up a small, personal blog, or a website for their small business, WordPress is likely the way to go.

    If you’re setting up a site which you believe will grow rapidly, and require extensive features for the users, Drupal may be more in line with what you need. Joomla is great for those somewhere in the middle, or anyone looking to add social networking to their pages.
     
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    Wordpress is great for clients who want to edit and update the content themselves once the website has been completed and they don't know much about coding. Drupal has a lot more flexibility when it comes to managing users joining the site.
     
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    Look at your current usage and double it at least, triple is even better because coming half way through the month and running out of bandwidth is probable the worst thing you can do for your website.
     
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    Wordpress is what I can recommend, especially if you are somewhat new to website design and creation. It is the most user-friendly blogging software I've used so far. Also, I get to extend the functionality of the website with great plugins.
     
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    WordPress (Best pick for beginners, works well for small to medium sized websites & blogs)
    Joomla (Good for E-commerce type of sites, but require at least some level of technical coding)
    Drupal (The hardest, but also the most powerful CMS)
     
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    For me I use Wordpress mostly, but like to use Drupal also based on the requirement they both are best. Joomla I do not like, may be because I am not good at that.
     
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    Me also using wordpress, easy to use, just install your new website in just few clicks upload and search new theme without any waste of time, play with plugins and enjoy!
     
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    Personally I will settle for WordPress, simply because of the amount of modules and support for it... it's pretty easy to get what you want.
     
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    It can never be stressed to highly enough that nowadays, cheap web hosting plans does not necessarily mean poor quality and service. Check on the disk space allocation, bandwidth, security features, traffic flow, e-mail storage capacity, and the kind of multiple domain accounts.
     
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    The possession of fully redundant data centers. If you are considering doing business with a smaller hosting vendor, ensure that they have adequate power and connectivity capabilities. Inquire as to the number of lines the facility has. Do they possess an on-site generator?
     

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