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Joomla vs Drupal - Comparision

Discussion in 'Drupal' started by ablaye, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. #1
    The title says it all: Joomla vs. Drupal, which one is the best?
    For those who had the chance to experiment with both CMS, which one would you suggest?
    ablaye, Oct 9, 2006 IP
  2. T0PS3O

    T0PS3O Feel Good PLC

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    #2
    It might help if you define 'best'. What are you looking for, what sort of site are you trying to make?
    T0PS3O, Oct 9, 2006 IP
  3. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    #3
    I think it depends on what you're going for. I like both. I prefer Drupal's admin more than I do for Joomla, but I think they are both good CMS' to use.
    fsmedia, Oct 9, 2006 IP
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    Not Registered Active Member

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    #4
    With drupal you need a bit longer learning curve,
    while in Joomla it's not so SEO friendly.
    Not Registered, Oct 9, 2006 IP
  5. Pat Gael

    Pat Gael Banned

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    #5
    Like most poll-like questions, none of them.

    Choosing the best depend on a number of individual factors and there are too many Content Manager Systems out there.

    However, in overall terms I conser that the best is that coded by yourself or tailored for someone else according to your specific needs.
    Pat Gael, Oct 9, 2006 IP
  6. fsmedia

    fsmedia Prominent Member

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    I disagree, I think it can be entirely SEO friendly. There are some great extensions out there that help make it SEF. It's just not SEF by nature.
    fsmedia, Oct 9, 2006 IP
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    Not Registered Active Member

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    #7
    I disagree ;)
    One of my clients runs a huge (literally huge) system on windows, and they are almost unable to shift to real linux.
    He uses Joomla.
    SEO wise - it's a disaster.
    Not Registered, Oct 9, 2006 IP
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    reapr Peon

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    #8
    I agree on this 100%. I also think that Drupal may be a dying community. There are tons or modules for Joomla though.
    reapr, Oct 9, 2006 IP
  9. psychotronic

    psychotronic Peon

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    #9
    there's a nice comparison article there:
    http://www.idealware.org/articles/joomla_drupal_plone.php
    http://buytaert.net/drupal-vs-joomla-performance
    psychotronic, Oct 9, 2006 IP
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    webbriefcase Peon

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    #10
    Personally, I think Joomla is very user friendly. Easy to use, easy to install.
    Drupal, on the other hand, is a bit harder for the end user but is a beauty for
    developers due to its cleaner and more powerful code.

    Ultimately, it really depends on what you need it for. Joomla would be great for
    content site. And Drupal probably more for a community site. Drupal has in
    SE friendly URLs, and blogging and even forum.

    With Joomla, the last time I looked, you can extend its capabilities to
    include all this with modules and add-ons.

    ~Bina.
    webbriefcase, Oct 10, 2006 IP
  11. uranus

    uranus Peon

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    #11
    I prefer Joomla, more extensions and user community support.
    uranus, Oct 12, 2006 IP
  12. rodion

    rodion Active Member

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    #12
    I used Joomla for one of my sites, and it took realy lots of time to compose template for it. So I would not suggest using it for simple sites, since its realy time consuming to run it on Joomla.
    rodion, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    coldclimber Peon

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    #13
    Personaly i like joomla it is simple to use and to modify to your own needs, as for seo i dont see any real problems if you use advanced sef then your urls are spot on. I have used joomla for about 5 sites now and have advanced sef for three of them all of which are doing fine in the search engines, sef advanced are constantly at work and support many popular components.

    I agree with the comment about drupal dying out i think in a year or 2 maybe three joomla will be the right out winner when it comes to cms a bit like google and web search :rolleyes:
    coldclimber, Oct 13, 2006 IP
  14. Marcvs

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    #14
    joomla = more moddable and easier
    drupal = better seoed but harder

    just my 2 cents
    Marcvs, Oct 13, 2006 IP
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    #15
    I use drupal. Im not VERY pleased with the results. You can do a lot with it but a big learning curve like stated already. Tons of modules but can get very buggy if not managed correctly.
    owningmonkey, Oct 14, 2006 IP
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    #16
    Couldn't have said better.
    Not Registered, Oct 14, 2006 IP
  17. w8amoment

    w8amoment Active Member

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    #17
    Have worked with both cms.
    Have to confirm that Drupal is harder to learn.(in my case). So I sticked with Joomla.
    w8amoment, Oct 14, 2006 IP
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    #18
    Where is the best place to find modules for enhancing Joomla's SEO otpions?

    Derek
    dmoore, Oct 15, 2006 IP
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    doga Active Member

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    #19
    I tried both but i prefer joomla as its much easy and a lot of help is there
    doga, Oct 15, 2006 IP
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    Computerized Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Does Joomla work well with Adsense? I'm thinking of using it.
    Computerized, Oct 15, 2006 IP