Drupal vs. WordPress: Which one is better for your project?

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Today, CMS (Content Management Site) or content management systems are widely used software for the creation of websites without the need for coding.

If you are considering using a CMS or switching, in this article we will explain the differences between two of the most popular CMS platforms: Drupal and WordPress. This way you will be able to know their advantages and decide which one works best for you.

Comparing WordPress and Drupal

To better understand the differences between the two, we will answer and compare the most frequently asked questions about Drupal and WordPress.

Which system is easier to use?

  • WordPress has the great advantage of being easy to use, even for those who are not expert coders. Its interface is simple and intuitive, and also allows you to easily create your site with ready-to-use themes.
  • Drupal themes do exist, but it’s much better to customize your own themes to make them work and look better, especially if your project requires advanced design or a lot of customization. In order to get the most out of Drupal you need to work with experts.

Is WordPress more secure than Drupal?

  • WordPress: While both systems are secure, WordPress relies a lot on third-party extensions, which makes it vulnerable to possible malware.
  • Drupal is often used by the most security-conscious companies. Drupal’s transparency, detailed security reporting, and security level give Drupal an important advantage.

Which one is better for SEO?

The ranking of your website has nothing to do with the CMS used. Both WordPress and Drupal have plugins that allow high optimization for SEO. The ranking of your website will depend on the quality of your content and the relevance of your brand and products.

Which one is more customizable?

Both Drupal and WordPress allow you to customize your CMS according to the needs of your project. Determining which one works best for you will depend on the complexity level of your project and whether you have experts to help you.

It is true that WordPress is well known for having a simple interface that allows you to easily manage your site, however, Drupal allows you to edit your entire experience and offers tons of possibilities to customize your website.

So, what is the best choice?

It is difficult to compare two software that meets different goals despite both being CMS.

You should choose the CMS that best adapt to your need. If we talk about power, performance, and security, Drupal is the winner, but if we talk about usability, customizability, and price, WordPress wins.

No matter if your project is a small website like a blog or one that doesn’t need a lot of advanced features, choose WordPress.

For bigger and more complex, choose Drupal. It will allow you to create any kind of website you can imagine, of course, with the help of Drupal experts.

weKnow Inc specializes in Drupal and has over 14 years in the open-source industry, but we also have WordPress experts who have developed projects for top US agencies. Whichever you choose, we can help! Visit our website to find out more on how we can help your project succeed.