Numbers are here but is that full story?
Can one pick a platform for one’s next website just by these numbers?
|Popularity||60.7%1 CMS websites||5.1%1 CMS websites|
|Web Development Process||Easy||Certain level of expertise required|
|Content Management on Live Site||Very Easy||Easy|
|Websites using the platform||BBC America, Sony Music, ebay Inc, Best Buy, Xerox, Fortune, Google Ventures||Economist, NBC, White House, IKEA, The World Economic Forum|
There a lot of considerations, but here are few easy checks:
- Will you need fine grain user level access control? Yes -> Drupal
- Will you need custom third party web technologies integration? Yes -> Drupal
- Do you want to keep your maintenance cost down? Yes -> WordPress
- Do you not plan to add much more than marketing functionality to your site? Yes -> WordPress
- Is it just a blog -> Definitely WordPress
These are just rough guidelines. Both CMS can be retrofitted to be a solution to your needs but the perfect solution requires detailed deliberation. At KUWARE, we build both Drupal and WordPress sites. We believe starting with a platform agnostic clean slate is the best way to do a fair evaluation. You cannot go wrong by first analyzing the business needs, then choosing the platform. Need help deciding? Call us! We will be happy to help.
1 – http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_management/all/