Joomla vs. Drupal vs. WordPress

Did you open the source code of an almost empty Drupal 7 original theme? Did you see the amount of @import files? Guess what this is going to do to your website… That’s right, will slow it down. It annoys me to have all this code loading to every page and I do not even use it. I implement a lot of JQuery to make animated websites, and in case you did not know, JavaScript can really clog-up your loading process, so can CSS. Don’t you just hate it when you click a menu button and after about 10 seconds a page is finally loaded? A lot of time, it is due to your JavaScripts.

With Joomla 1.6 release it became obvious that many developers turned away from Joomla. Very few plugins were actually updated to meet the new version’s requirements. Drupal 7 seems a bit overpowering due to all extra elements that it forces upon its content. I am not clear why developers decided to do it, Drupal 6 did not have this problem. As for my experience with WordPress, surprisingly, it was able to satisfy most of my needs: plugin availability and easy plugin install/uninstall, great support, most elements work just like they should from the 1st attempt. What I do miss is Replicate-like plugin that Joomla has that allows you to fully sync your Remote version from your Local Machine with one click. Other than that, WordPress is very flexible, easily customizable, and with great documentation. This is my conclusion after working with these CMS’.


About Nookeen

Posted on March 14, 2011, in Articles, Joomla, WordPress. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Joomla all the way

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