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Why You Should Use WordPress Instead of Drupal

Posted on March 26, 2012

Category: Web Design

In a recent post we took an initial look at some of the ways in which Drupal is a better content management system than WordPress. Now, we still stand behind the statements we made in that article, but we also understand that this issue goes both ways. Just as there are pros and cons for every argument, website designers could make a pretty good argument for WordPress in favor of Drupal. In fact, we’ll be doing exactly that below, just beyond the break. So, if you’re curious how WordPress can best Drupal in a direct fight, head on below with us to get to the meat and potatoes of the matter! Starting with:

  1. WordPress is Much (Bloody) Simpler: We really aren’t kidding about this. If you’ve ever spent much time at all with Drupal, you’re likely aware of the fact that the CMS is a bit PHP-laden. In fact, the software has always been known as the developer’s CMS, and we don’t think that’s likely to change anytime soon. From the plug-ins right down to the actual website manipulation, you’re looking at one expensive project (in terms of time) to run a Drupal-based website. Then again, this also means you have much more control over your media. Still, we’d much prefer to use the simplicity and code-less appeal of WordPress.
  2. Drupal Updates Are Difficult: If you’ve used Drupal long, we have a feeling the very mention of a Drupal update sent a cold shiver running up and down your spine. We understand, but if you’re unfamiliar with the pain involved, let us explain: WordPress updates take hardly any time at all, and can in fact be implemented with the simplest press of a button. In comparison, a Drupal update is a monstrous affair involving loads of complex code the likes of which very few individuals can handle with any amount of comfort. This isn’t, of course, to even mention the plug-ins, which use a different updating procedure and must be checked off on their very own. Drupal 7 went a long way toward making the updater easier to use, but when compared to the simple (it literally is a single-click affair) downloading process WordPress uses, Drupal is still a bit of a joke.

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