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Joomla vs Drupal - Comparision

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

  1. Skellig

    Skellig Active Member

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    #41
    I have done a lot with both and spent a huge amount of time reviewing these and the other competition out there (several months). We opted for Drupal but I would say that I was biased by my requirement to run large complex sites, if we were going to generate a lot of small sites that were not fuctionaly complex then probably joomla would be a better choice. Drupal is way more flexible and the community is extremely active and growing at a very rapid rate.

    One key piece of advice is if you are going to run very busy sites and rely on some of the contributed modules then be prepared to hack some code.

    Drupal is way more powerful in most areas and with the upcoming release of V5 it becomes a lot more user friendly.

    One of my Drupal sites if you want to see what it can do: mailfriends.com, uses over 90 contributed modules and has decent traffic levels, we only relauched this last week so still fixing the odd glitch.
    SEMrush
     
    Skellig, Nov 3, 2006 IP
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    Not Registered Well-Known Member

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    #42
    Just DO NOT use Joomla with windows.
    SEO wise, it's awful!
     
    Not Registered, Nov 3, 2006 IP
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    jetbrains Well-Known Member

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    #43
    Joomla is my favorite.
     
    jetbrains, Nov 3, 2006 IP
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    ktmonline Well-Known Member

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    #44
    yup work very good with adsense
     
    ktmonline, Nov 5, 2006 IP
  5. ItsAFastWorld

    ItsAFastWorld Peon

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    #45
    The SEO will be revamped for Joomla 1.5, and the community is huge. If you go for Joomla it's a safe choice for the next 2 years for sure.
     
    ItsAFastWorld, Nov 5, 2006 IP
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    doga Well-Known Member

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    #46
    I have tried Joomla 1.5 beta version and its looking very promising.
     
    doga, Nov 5, 2006 IP
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    #47
    well Joomla is used by more people.
     
    ajg55, Nov 8, 2006 IP
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    #48
    drupal is more customizable compared to joomla
     
    varunkrish, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    #49
    I guess I have a slightly different perspective on this topic. I'm a designer who knows HTML and barely anything about PHP. I decided to move my site to Joomla and after a week I was comfortable enough to administer it and to install uncomplicated components and modules.

    I have opensef installed and will find out how well in works down the line.

    I like Joomla so much that I now use it for clients who seem to love it so far.

    I hope that helps.
     
    socialentrepreneur, Nov 9, 2006 IP
  10. psychotronic

    psychotronic Peon

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    #50
    joomla is the winner of 2006 Open Source Content Management System Award
    and drupal is the runner up
    --http://www.packtpub.com/award
     
    psychotronic, Nov 16, 2006 IP
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    #51
    If you are planning a community website then drupal is a better option, but the real problem with drupal is lack of professional templates. Also as far as modules are concerned joomla is powerpacked with a large number of modules with a support of a large number of community.
    I started webdesign with drupal but now I have made plans to shift to joomla.
     
    abhishekkumar, Jan 19, 2007 IP
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    #52
    I'll keep this thread tagged and in mind. I have one Joomla site currently and am going to put up a drupal site next.

    As I monkey with both I will let you know how well they work. The joomla site is a blast and easy to administer, hope that Drupal is as well.
     
    cutiger95, Jan 19, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    #53
    in my opinion joomla is the best . i'm making with joomla all my sites . you can make what you want with joomla and it has tones of extesions on http://extensions.joomla.org/
     
    trichnosis, Jan 19, 2007 IP
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    #54
    Check my joomla showcase site http://joomlapoweredsites.com/
    So, if you are a hard programmer, you like to experiment with code, you don’t care much about user-friendly and usability or you think Drupal’s solution is OK – use Drupal.
    If you wish to ba able to set up addons (components and modules) with 2-3 mouse clicks without even unpacking files manually on server (Joomla will do that for you) or you’re just like me love Joomla – go ahead and give it a try.
     
    yudhis97, Jan 21, 2007 IP
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    #55
    it depends on ur requiremnent what r u looking for ........
    both have some shortcoming and positives
    it also depends our working style also how we like to work.........
     
    gsoftinfo, Jan 22, 2007 IP
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    zurc Banned

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    #56
    yes I agree every developer has it's own unique way of handling scripts and problems.. so the answer to that question will depend on your standards as a developer and your own way of coding structure
     
    zurc, Jan 23, 2007 IP
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    #57
    I've been using open sef, I'll tell ya what I'm going to try Artio out. Open SEF still has some bugs to be worked out! Hopefully this is a better component
     
    Icedout, Feb 5, 2007 IP
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    #58
    i would say joomla is best for pro users and drupal is best for beginners
     
    010081, Feb 6, 2007 IP
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    #59
    Just curious, what is a literally huge site in your books?

    I have scoured the net finding large applications. A client of mine is looking to deploy a site that will have a hundred thousand plus hits a day, and cannot find many sites like this running Joomla.
     
    articleprincess, Feb 6, 2007 IP
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    #60
    I just built my first drupal site (a uofl forum) and it was way easy to set up even though I have a rotten host. The forums answered all my questions well. And if anyone is speaking from v 4.X experience, v5 is way easier to install. It's as easy as wordpress.
     
    TanMonkey, Feb 6, 2007 IP