Web development using Joomla and Drupal CMS

5 February 2013

Joomla development and Drupal development are two of the most competitive and superior content management systems available to serve your web development needs. While both of them are almost strikingly similar – yet different – they come with their own set of Pros and Cons.  Joomla, earlier Mambo, the award winning PHP based content management system is easy to use and highly extensible. It is one of the most user-friendly CMS. It is a perfect solution for those who do not possess high technical knowledge or website development experience.

  • Simple visual interface
  • Extensive plug-ins and extensions
  • Easy to use Templates
  • Great menu systems
  • Centralized Database HTML text editor for non-technical users
  • Several built membership and community features

Sometimes plug-ins are tricky to install Contains weak weblog sections.
Drupal development on the other hand is more technical in nature. It is a free CMS package which allows users to publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. It is a powerful tool best suited for advanced PHP developers.
Technically advanced efficiently integrated Plug-ins Simple core code Powerful for complex websites.
Its interface is not user friendly and requires advanced PHP skills.
To shed a light onto the two, it can be noted that Drupal web development is highly flexible when it comes to the developing the theme and layout of the website; while Joomla development is not as flexible but is swift and fast! While Joomla can boast of high backend admin functionality, Drupal is comparatively sluggish.
Joomla Development is for the ‘masses’ and requires no technical skills; while Drupal is highly professional and technical in nature. While Drupal is SEO friendly, Joomla needs a commercial component! Joomla development depends on Plug-ins for functionality while Drupal depends on Drupal module development for functionality.
Yes, Joomla is certainly one of the best content management systems; and is used widely and extensively too! Joomla development is certainly the best option for developing powerful and dynamic ecommerce, intranet and extranet websites.
As for Drupal development, developers find the CMS easily adaptable with other third party applications; this is highly cost and time effective. Drupal web development crosses all barriers of conventional thinking and takes your website into a new realm of creativity and imagination!

Joomla and Drupal are most certainly leading the race of CMSs today. If used correctly, they can prove to be the best platforms for your web development. The question is where and how you use them!

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