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Joomla vs. Drupal

 9:37 am on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

I realise I'm diggin up an old old thread here, but after a couple of years using Joomla I realise its rubbish.

Drupal is a much more robust / seo friendly system and can handle all of the above features and more without the need to run 3 different software systems.

I'm about to launch a new website with all these features.

I just thought I would update this thread so if anyone else looking for a similar solution came across it they would save themselves a great deal of trouble.

[drupal.org...] - wonderful :).



 9:38 am on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Sorry this was meant to be a reply to the thread...

[edited by: rogerd at 9:13 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2008]


 9:15 pm on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Glad you are forging ahead, gav240z. One of the complaints about Drupal has been a fairly steep learning curve.

How did you find the transition from Joomla from an ease of use and learning standpoint?


 9:43 pm on Aug 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Drupal is a steep learning curve, but its certainly worthwhile. I have read the user manual which helped alot and had to persist through alot of documentation.

Joomla is easier to pick up and get working, Drupal requires you read instructions. Its also more difficult to understand how to theme but having themed wordpress / joomla before Drupal wasn't that much of a big step.

Having said that, Drupal is far less fixed in structure and much more adaptable to a wide range of applications. This is the exact same reason why its hard to learn, because it assumes nothing and needs you to tell it what to do.

I hope that helps. If you are looking for a powerful robust CMS and want to run more than 1 website Drupal is great.

If you need a simple website Joomla is probably the way to go.


 2:04 pm on Aug 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the nice comparison, gav240z.

>>Drupal requires you read instructions

There goes 90% of the webmaster market... ;)

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