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Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, inclu... Learn More


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Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active an... Learn More

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Available Features

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Joomla

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  • User Management
  • Content Management
  • Banner Management
  • Language Manager
  • Polls
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    Drupal

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  • Hundreds of modules to customize and extend your site
  • Open source
  • Collection of pre-configured themes
  • Most Favorable User Review

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    Joomla

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    User review from
    10
    Maryna Bondarenko
    Dec 21, 2015

    Joomla is a free and open source content management system. It is the second popular content management system (WordPress comes first). Joomla is used by more than three percent of all sites on the web, and among the web resources that are managed with CMS, its share is about 7-8 %. Unlike WordPress, this CMS was created exclusively for blogs and, therefore, is more versatile. It is easy to create a Joomla powered blog, an information resource, social network, forum, or online store. With Joomla, you can modify the appearance of the site and the control panel. This can be done with different templates. The default engine comes with two templates for admin panel and with three for the website. There is a huge number of themes for Joomla, both paid and free. Ready-made themes can be easily edited without any special knowledge, because they do not consist of a large number of files (as in WordPress). Joomla offers a huge number of options for site appearance customizing. In the admin panel, you can edit different elements of the page separately, you can set parameters to display different items, manage the menu structure, etc. It's very convenient that the user can see what places in the template are available for insertion of modules (e.g. in menu, sidebars, in the footer of the website and in the main area of the page). To do this, write in the address bar of Joomla website www.yoursite.com/?tp=1. By default, the installation package of Joomla contains only the English language. Language modules are presented in the form of add-ons, so to add the other language the admin panel, you will need to deal with the plugins installation.

    Pros :

    • Powerful admin interface.
    • Joomla is an open-source platform It's user-friendly and not too oriented to the developers.

    Cons :

    • The add-ons marketplace is not such big as for the Wordpress

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    Drupal

    CMS
  • google user content
    10

    Anonymous

    One can easily install and use Drupal. There are tons of videos on the internet and various sites which teach you how to achieve that. You can refer to their documentation too. They have lots of modules which you can use to enhance your website. I have been using Drupal for several years, and it's advancement always amazes me.

    Pros : Easy to use and customize. A lot of modules and services which you can install. Open source community so that you can install modules, write your own modules thus contributing to the Drupal community. Unlike WordPress all the modules are free and you can post issues if you encounter and that would be taken care of. Drupal is extremely flexible and scalable. You can contribute to the community by developing modules or releasing patches thus fixing the bugs in the modules. Drupal has become now responsive. Drupal 8 has a default responsive theme which makes it easy for the admin to make changes if logged in using a phone or a tablet. The new thing about Drupal 8 is that it has a big pipe mechanism where you can cache some of your content and show it to the users who have limited access to the internet. The updated content is then sync onto the users' browser if the internet speed improves.

    Cons : Drupal 8 is the latest which have been released last November. They don't have many modules as such as the community is currently making a transition to adopt new standards. The hook system if not used in the right way could bog down the app. Since each module could implement their own hook, the more modules implement a specific hook, the more time the system will take bootstrapping. Drupal 8 makes use of new features such as a twig, Symphony frameworks which will require intensive learning as those are based on the concepts of PHP 7. Drupal 8 is a new version and requires you to go through the documentation which is posted on their website. You have to add Drupal behaviours to your modules to load the javascript when the module loads unlike loading it at the top of your page because javascript loads onto your browser as soon as the page loads.

    • May 11, 2016
  • Most Favorable Critic Review

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    Joomla

    CMS
    75
    Ryan Goodrich , TopTenReviews

    Wednesday 31 December 1969

    Overall, Joomla is another great collection of poetic code and features that is used by more than one and a half million websites. It has been described by some as “the designer’s CMS” because of the ease with which you can use it to create unique-looking sites.

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    Drupal

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    75
    Ryan Goodrich , TopTenReviews

    Wednesday 31 December 1969

    Drupal is an amazing assemblage of open source development that works from scratch to create something unique. The drawback of earlier versions of this software is its reliance on development as a maintenance tool. With the release of version 7.0, it has become a tool that those of us without a background in coding can comprehend. It is much more user-friendly than earlier versions, which makes this a valuable CMS for the world of websites. Drupal is quickly expanding its boundaries and capabilities to fill diverse roles in social networking, eCommerce, multimedia and more.

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    Typical Customer

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    Supported Devices

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    Supported Languages

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    Joomla

    CMS
    • English
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    Drupal

    CMS
    • English
    • French
    • Spanish
    • Italian
    • German
    • Russian
    • Japanese
    • Chinese
    • Arabic
    • Hebrew
    • Portuguese
    • Polish
    • Ukrainian
    • Danish
    • Norwegian
    • Swedish

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