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At the agency where I work, Drupal is our bread & butter! It is just a solid, mature content management system that you can tweak & customize to your likely and the best thing is the strong community support behind it. The extensibility in feature sets is simply amazing. One can argue that it is a matter of taste and preference and I agree as there are many mature open source CMS around, Joomla, WordPress and so forth… and I guess we evaluated a few options earlier on and have found Drupal to be solid for our development then and years later, we are still growing with Drupal community world wide. All our client sites are build on Drupal… from big brand sites to little brochure sites… we got it on sitting on Drupal. We just love it.

Here’s an excerpt of an article on Drupal by a Sydney based web development agency:

Background

Assuming you’ve already realized that a CMS is the best way to publish your web content, you should be wondering what is already out there (so you can reuse! reuse! reuse!). That’s where I was in mid-2006, and my ‘due diligence’ research relied on the following:

Matt Raible performed extensive evaluation of open source CMSs (parts I, II, and III). Beginning with installation (I), to customisation (II), through to implementation (III) he narrowed the field from 8 contenders (built on Java, Perl, and PHP) and finally went with Drupal.

I was also interested to read why Xaneon Development, a software consulting firm that developed for and contributed towards Mambo/Joomla, opted to switch to Drupal.

Following which, I downloaded and installed Drupal, and was hooked. Most recently, I have decided to invest in developing a service (details coming soon) that is very dependent on the growth and uptake of Drupal.

Why Drupal

To take advantage of our upcoming offerings, Drupal will be a requirement. So here’s an updated look at why you should be considering Drupal.

The main players are the winners of Packt’s 2007 open source CMS awards:

  • Drupal: Flexible, extensible, and robust content management platform.
  • Joomla: Flexible, simple, customizable content management system.
  • WordPress: Usability focussed ‘personal publishing platform’ that is expanding from blogging to full content management.

Before we move on to what others say about the Drupal (v 5.x upwards), Joomla (v 1.x), WordPress (v 2,x) showdown, here are my observations (I focus on Drupal, if you see factual errors regarding Joomla/Wordpress please let me know):

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Written by gooddealz

November 13, 2007 at 3:46 pm

Posted in Great Stuff, Opinions

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