- 08 Apr 2013
Content Management systems are the life and soul of an e-commerce website. They allow developers to easily make changes and help clients to manage their sites effectively. In other words, it won’t wrong to say that effectiveness of a site is directly related to smoothness of its CMS. Last few years, have seen a tremendous battle of supremacy in this field. Many open source CMS have forward their claim and have created a niche amount their followers. Two names that have emerged in an imposing way in last few years are: Joomla and Drupal.
Both are equally efficient and trustable; let’s read more about them to find what separates them from each other and how they both in their own ways are remarkable in their use:
Ease and Efficiency:
Joomla is a powerful user friendly platform that gives coders the luxury to implements their imaginative ideas with ease and efficiency. It comes with rich categories and classes that make task of coding enormously easy.
Drupal offers the same ease and elegance, but in comparison to Joomla it is little more difficult to operate. The coders working on it needs some expertise and experience to make sure they are able to give desired results.
Installation and cost:
Both these CMS are easy to install and are cost effective. Their license is easily obtainable and they both can be installed in respective systems in less than 10 minutes.
Where they score:
Joomla displays its flair in social networking platforms. It is developed keeping in mind the requirement of social media networks, and allows users to easily connect with each other. It is for this feature only it is touted as a platform developed to carter community platform.
Drupal excels in different platforms. It is renowned for its ability to tag, and ease out complex operations. Developers who are working on more complicated projects usually bank on Drupal to see their projects through.
Best used for:
Joomla as a platform is boom for developers who are looking to carve something special in social networking field. It is multi lingual, and supports many languages a part from English. Also, for the sites that require heavy contents and their management, Joomla is the best tool.
Drupal has its benefits in developing sites with complex structures. It has easily handle complex data and can support the platforms with multiple users. Some developers also prefer this platform to create online active stores.
Having said all of this, we need to look at these platforms as tools. Sometime you need a screwdriver, some other time you need a hammer. You need to review your client requirements first and realize what is the best tool to use to reach your client’s goals. In my opinion a developer needs to know all this platforms in deep to be able to match the project features with the platform capabilities. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel with lot of custom development, when the solution is available for free in another platform out of the box!
TEI team has a very broad understanding of most common CMSs in the market including: Joomla, Drupal, WordPress, Magento, OS-Commerce and a lot more to provide the best tools ever to reach a client’s goal.