CMS Comparison at zubit Technologies.

Below is a brief outline of comparisons of the top three Content Management Systems (CMS). Each has their advantages but to decide what system will be best for you, we would need to go over your requirements. This is meant as a quick guide to introduce you to some of the features and abilities of these three CMS packages based on our observations.

Chart last updated: 2011-07-04

Name Platform Supported databases Latest Stable Version Last Release Date
Drupal PHP MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite 7.4 2011-06-30
Joomla PHP MySQL 1.6.3 2011-03-07
WordPress PHP MySQL 3.2 2011-07-04

 

Name Documentation Extra functionality Admin Interface Admin HTML Help Admin Look and Feel Performance
Drupal 7/10 10/10 6/10 6/10 5/10 8/10 (with caching)
Joomla 4/10 5/10 7/10 8/10 7/10 3/10
WordPress 5/10 7/10 8/10 1/10 9/10 5/10 (without harmful plugins)

Comments

Drupal

With Drupal I find many of the pros are also cons and vica versa.

Pros:

High level of performance for busy sites. Drupal requires web developers with a strong knowledge of php which can offer a higher level of service and functionality. The admin interface has many options and features for the resulting site.

Cons:

Drupal requires web developers with a strong knowledge of php possibly leading to less freelance developers available. More setup time. The admin interface can appear cumbersome if not needing the many advanced features.

Joomla

Pros:

Joomla is content friendly offering many plugin add on features.

Cons:

Limited on design options and single level categories. Can be confusing to use. Slighty more setup time.

WordPress

Pros:

WordPress has traditionally been used for blogging and while more widley used is only growing as a CMS over the past year. Easy and quick to install. Offers many plugin features. Fairly simple to use. More free lance developers able to work with Wordpress.

Cons:

Requires users to upgrade for security releases, not supplied as security patches. Upgrades can some times break functionality. Some features can be hard to find in the administration interface.

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