Comparison between WordPress, Drupal and Joomla

I started learning HTML in 2007, and in 2008 I built my first HTML website. It was ugly! Thank you very much. I had satisfaction that I built it myself and was proud of it.

Before I built my first website using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), I used Microsoft Publisher 2003 to set up a website for the Benue Digital Village, Katsina-Ala ( a partnership project between Microsoft Nigeria, NITDA and Katsina-Ala my local community).
I was the Benue Representative (BR) for the project.

The website was neat because I did not have to code anything. I relied on the in-built templates to get the best looks and feel for my site. So it looked quite impressive. More importantly, it served its purpose.

The Challenge

Since the project I was working on required frequent update of content for the public through the website I built using MS Publisher, it was not easy keeping my site up to date. I was constantly removing pages, rearranging links and testing them out. I wanted something easy, so that I could concentrate on my work. Something as easy as Microsoft Word that I am familiar with. That was when a friend introduced me to Content Management System or CMS. Since then I have used Drupal, Joomla and WordPress for website projects.

Which CMS Should I Use, WordPress, Drupal or Joomla?

When it comes to choosing a CMS, which one should you use? That question is tricky for most people, but if you have experience and have already used the most popular CMS, namely WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla, the answer is obvious. Use the one that is the best fit for the job. Each of these CMSs have their good, bad, and ugly sides. You are the one to make the choice for the project you wish to use them for.

However, if you are not experienced, choosing the right CMS for your job  may confuse you. So in the infographic, you will find a comparison between WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. You can look at the brief facts and make the right choice for your project.

Infographics: Comparison between Joomla, Drupal and WordPress

Courtesy of Torquemag.io

Conclusion

In summary, I use and recommend WordPress. The simple reason is that it is user-friendly and flexible. It took me a shorter time to get to understand WordPress and make progress with it than the other CMS that I have mentioned. Nevertheless, the choice is yours to make. But understanding their strong or weak sides will help you make the right decision. That’s what the infographic is trying to do. The ball is now in your court.

Which one among them is your favorite and why? Leave comments below.

Lead at Fruitfulujah Project. I consult, teach and help people build fruitful Internet projects. Every post I write, site I build, and podcast I make has 1# simple rule: “make it simple for everyday users”. Also, a regular guest on Radio Benue FM95 ICT WORLD Show.

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2 comments on “Comparison between WordPress, Drupal and Joomla
  1. Manasseh Ahumbe says:

    A masterpiece, It is true that knowledge grows if it is well nurtured. You have perfectly done that, keep it up!

    • Sefa Tsegha says:

      Thanks Manas, its quite interesting to see the three major cms placed side by side. The more we know about them the easier we can make informed discisions about our projects. Thank you for stopping by.

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