Open Source Solutions: WordPress vs. Drupal

A road sign at the crossroads of Drupal and WordPress
When you’re considering a major redesign, choosing the right content management system can be daunting. For starters, should you go with an enterprise CMS or open source? There are great options for both, and what’s right for you will depend on your budget and your specific needs.

If you’re considering an open-source CMS, there are a number of choices, but the two we most often see our clients considering are WordPress and Drupal.

WordPress and Drupal are both solid, mature content management systems with large and dedicated followings. There’s also significant overlap between the two — for certain site designs and implementations, the difference between the two may just be a matter of team preference.

That said, there are many good reasons to choose one over the other. Want to know more about the advantages and capabilities of each?

Good news!

Our developers have written a comparison of Drupal versus WordPress that provides an overview of their experience and research in the following areas:

  • Platform Basics
  • Stability & Security
  • Content Types & Data Storage
  • Theme Creation
  • Third-party Ecosystem
  • Roles & Permissions
  • Single Site vs. Multisite
  • User-friendliness vs. Complexity
  • Selection Recommendations
  • And last, but not least, Why not both?

The full guide is 18 pages long, so we decided it would be better to place it in a format that you can download to read and save for future reference.

Download the NewCity Guide to Drupal vs. WordPress PDF.

Hopefully this guide will provide you with some useful insights as you investigate your options. And, of course, if you’re looking for a partner to help with your next Drupal or WordPress project, we’d love to talk with you!

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