Drupal vs WordPress

Making the right choice among numerous content management systems (CMS) isn’t simple and it isn’t easy. Get it right, you’ll get the right combination of ease of use, security, functionality, and design and development support for years to come. Get it wrong, and you may well find yourself limited in options, bound to decisions that prove expensive to reverse.

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Launch Comparison Tool

Our CMS Comparison Tool

In our years building, deploying and supporting best-of-breed websites on both open-source software platforms, we’ve conducted deep comparative analysis to help our B2B client partners decide between WordPress and Drupal. Our goal is to help our clients understand the open source platform that has the best functionality, security and overall business fit today and in the future.

We’ve combined these analyses, their outcomes, and our ever-deepening expertise in both systems to create an interactive tool for you. Through this tool, you can begin your own custom analysis and get our expert recommendation based on the factors and priorities that you choose.

How to Choose the Best CMS for You

This is a decision that must be made knowing that no single solution is better for all cases. While choosing either Drupal or WordPress can deliver a variety of web experiences — from a basic blog to a robust business website — each has strengths and weaknesses that may tip the scales one way or the other.

You want to be sure you’re getting experience and insights from developers and industry experts, and we built our comparison tool to help you get them.

Pros and Cons of Using Drupal

Drupal is known for its scalability, flexibility and its stability. It has an active, supportive open source community behind it and can help you stand up a complex website faster than you might expect.

However, the platform is not designed for beginners. The Drupal core can be difficult to learn and making platform updates can be challenging even for those with some technical expertise. In addition, website speed can sometimes be an issue.


Pros and Cons of Using WordPress

WordPress is known for its broad adoption, its wide range of free plugins, free themes, and its user friendly management dashboard, which is often manageable even by beginners. The platform also features good support for search engine optimization.

However, the ubiquity of the platform means a WordPress site is more likely to be a target for intruders, which can require frequent security updates. In addition, the platform starts to become more rigid as the website size and complexity increase.


Our Tool & Considerations

We’ve identified 20 key considerations critical to helping B2B companies make the Drupal vs WordPress decision. The proprietary algorithm underlying our tool translates nearly two decades of experience deploying content management systems into expert weighting of each category that helps you make the best decision for your situation.

How it Works




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Start selecting and ranking your most important options and our dynamic tool shows you how each selection impacts your overall recommendation. Run different scenarios to understand how different priorities impact your recommendation. Once you’ve made your decisions, we’ll email you a comprehensive report.



Make Your B2B CMS Decision with Confidence

This is a decision that will impact your organization for years to come. Be sure your choice includes expert opinion and evaluation that considers the past, present and future outlook of the system that will best serve the needs of your business and your customers.

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