Taking advantage of using website builders like Joomla, WordPress and Drupal gave so much convenience both to the web developers, site owners and even enhanced experiences for the visitors. They can have great benefits such as shorter development time, flexibility and wide range of templates, lesser cost of production and more.
Joomla, WordPress and Drupal are among those reliable and most widely used website builders. Each has its own strengths and weakness. Hence, we will discuss why despite it’s the youngest among the three, we may choose Drupal in the CMS point of view.
In technology, the latest or the youngest is always better. But in this discussion, we will not say that this is always true. It always depends on whose hands are using the builders. If you are a blogger, you might choose WordPress, as it is originally constructed for doing blogs, enhancements for blog displays, beautiful templates, available layouts, widgets and plugins are already developed. If you are a web designer or web developer, you might choose Joomla, the admin interface is very user friendly, has thousands of beautiful available templates and plugins for a more advanced websites. If you are a web programmer, has high ambitions in doing various ecommerce sites and want higher control of the backend of the website, you may choose Drupal.
However, whether you are a blogger, a web designer, a developer or a programmer, you can choose one of the three because they are created to build websites and continuously being developed for the convenience of the users. Also as discussed, the choice is always at the hand of the user.
In this, we will state why we may choose Drupal for CMS, not versus or over WordPress and Joomla, but as is as Drupal, its features, functionalities and future in the World Wide Web.
What is Drupal?
Drupal is a free open source website builder to display and manage contents and functionalities to a wide variety of website contents.
What to Know About Drupal?
Drupal has different tokens and security measures to secure form submissions, module implementations and content display. Mostly, it has configurable access permission features to different users for module, contents and functionalities.
2. Help and Supports
Other than their excellent documentation, Drupal has an active support community to discuss and help the users with their coding, usage of modules and theme issues.
There are several advertisements and books for sale in learning Drupal. Several businesses are also open hands in advancing and enhancing Drupal projects more.
4. Backend or Admin Environment
Unlike Joomla or WordPress, Drupal backend is also user friendly but it has simpler interface. The good thing in the admin page is that it displays all the different functionalities you can for the site, each are organized per category and has necessary guides and descriptions for the users.
5. Visibility on the Web
One of the best features in Drupal is its SEO capabilities. There are so many modules available for SEO activities and tracking of statistics. It can automatically generate meta tags for the website or create URL nodes based on your title, but the user always has the option to modify the meta tags, plus other advanced SEO helps such as settings for nofollow, canonical URL and more.
6. Ecommerce Readiness
If you are a web programmer, you might really love Drupal as it can give you higher control on your codes without compromising your website securities. You can code your own scripts or edit the modules.
7. Social Network Readiness
Drupal has options for user management and several social networking modules such as forums, comments, social media plugins and user networks.
8. Template Flexibility
You can play with various templates in few clicks away, change the headers, body or side bars. The good thing is, you can also play directly the backend codes of the Templates.
Drupal for CMS and the Future
With the above features we will see that anyone can use and update a Drupal website. With the different levels of user access and permissions, anyone can do modifications to the site without compromising the security. With the template flexibility, anyone can redress the site, change every part and colors without thorough programming knowledge, for programmers, playing the codes directly are also a great advantage. With the ecommerce readiness, common modules are also available in several versions and need requirements; you can create a shopping site in a day.
We can observe that ecommerce sites and websites with CMS are the trending nowadays. Days might come that CMS might be a requirement of most businesses in web development. First, because they want to update to edit their own. Second, because they want their developers to add more ecommerce functionalities that maybe available already on modules or can be implemented from raw.
On the other hand, Drupal is continuously being developed and in a short span of time has been open to a big community of developers and businesses. This means, they know the latest needs of the current internet era and more to be excited about in the future.