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Top 4 Advantages of Drupal Over Wordpress

Although Wordpress is used more as a blogging platform than an all-out content management system, many webmasters and organizations use it to organize and manage content. Wordpress offers easy remote access for bloggers looking to update their sites from any computer with an Internet connection, be it from web hosting company or a local Internet provider. The platform is also easy to use and provides functionality that enables those with limited coding knowledge to deploy simple websites.

Inevitably, the question arises as to whether to use a more user-friendly blogging platform like Wordpress, or to use a traditional CMS framework like Drupal. Here are the top 4 advantages of choosing Drupal over Wordpress.

1. Programmer friendly: As opposed to Wordpress, which is designed for bloggers, Drupal is a CMS construction kit. Programmers who want the ultimate control over CMS functionality will prefer Drupal because they can build it out however they like – from the front end and the back end – without relying on plug-ins or widgets developed by someone else.

2. Friendly for community-based sites: While Wordpress offers some options for creating membership sites and online communities, Drupal was designed to have advanced functionality in this area. With Drupal, you can create roles for users and precisely allocate specific permissions and access to site features.

3. Flexible content management and access: In Wordpress, the default content type is a blog post. In Drupal, you can create custom content types – i.e. "news updates" or "podcasts" – and view, manage and deploy those content types conveniently.

4. Better organization: The permalink and taxonomy structure of Wordpress can be constricting, especially for larger sites. Drupal offers advanced taxonomy features that enable you to allocate specific tags to specific content types. It also brings superior URL control that enables you to construct and append your site more efficiently.

For the casual blogger who wants to share food recipes or amateur sports analysis, Wordpress will probably suffice. But for a webmaster wanting a powerful system to integrate with their complex website or online community, Drupal offers clear advantages.

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Drupal is much more flexible than wordpress. I didn't use word-press very much. Drupal CMS is wildly famous because it provides a powerful, scalable, low cost, high valued solution to manage and grow an internet presence.

I have used Joomla, Drupal and WordPress and found Drupal to be interesting than the rest because :-
1. Drupal includes an active API support for discussing and helping the users with the coding, module usage and theme issues. Several different modules available with Drupal help the users to create their own custom modules.
2. While other CMS offer custom coding and narrow frameworks, Drupal is beneficial to showcase the sites in an interactive and highly useable environment. Users can easily design Drupal website according to their business requirements. It is easy to play with several different templates with just few clicks, to change the body, headers, or side bars.
3. Drupal is SEO friendly, so it is capable to display the content in a way that it is easily optimized by the search engines. Several modules are included in the Drupal for SEO activities and tracking of the statistics. It is designed to generate the meta tags for the site or create the URL nodes based on the title.


Drupal is more robust thahn WordPress. I would like to add some more points which I think is the reason why Drupal is ahead of WordPress:-

1. Multi-featured CMS include
2. Great website Building Tools and different Templates
3. Excellent Content Creation
4. Highly developed Administrator Controls
5. Dynamic Designs
6. Easy management


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