Lately, the Weblinx team has been comparing and contrasting different content management systems (CMSs), both to highlight their relative advantages and to point out that nearly every new business website should have a CMS of one kind or another. Given the abilities they bring to help you update, upgrade, and market your business online, it’s an easy choice to make.
Having already explored two of the other major open-source CMS platforms – WordPress and Joomla! – we want to turn our attention to Drupal today.
This is a content management system you may have heard of in the past. That’s because it’s a popular one with web designers and developers, currently accounting for more than 2% of all sites on the Internet, running everything from personal blogs to the Internet home of the White House.
Here are a few of the things clients and designers alike appreciate about Drupal:
Drupal has good administrative features. With a variety of user types and permission levels, it’s easy to create your business website in a way that lots of people can access it without having them run the risk of accidentally changing things they shouldn’t.
There are lots of modules and add-ons available. As with WordPress and Joomla!, Drupal has a huge community behind it, meaning that there are always new tools being developed. So, if you need your website to do something exceptional, it’s probably just a matter of doing a bit of searching to find the right application.
Drupal includes nice backtrack features. Suppose you find that you need to move a page (or your entire site) back to a previous version. Drupal can make the process easier, with some built-in backtracking tools that allow you to easily undo changes and mistakes.
So, how does Drupal compare to the other content management systems we already outlined? While it shares the same main set of features and advantages, there are some distinctions. For example, although WordPress is widely considered to be easiest to use, Drupal is generally thought to be a bit stronger on the business performance end (in that it allows you to do more with e-commerce, analytics, etc.) On the other hand, it tends to be a bit more straightforward than Joomla!, and many experts think that it’s slightly more search engine-friendly.
All in all, Drupal can be a great content management system for the right kind of client or company. Of course, the best way to find out what sort of software you should run on your next business website is to speak with a design and development team who can analyze your situation and the advantages of each package.
Why not call the Weblinx team today and start getting the answers you need?