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WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are all open-source content-management-system (CMS) platforms that have been built by developer communities from all around the world. From humble beginnings, they’ve grown to power some of the biggest and most prestigious sites on the planet — including web properties from Sony, Coca-Cola and Harvard.
But how do you go about choosing among three of the most popular open-source CMS platforms?
There’s no one-size-fits-all solution here; it depends on your goals, technical expertise, budget and what you need your site to do. For a simple blog or brochure-type site, WordPress could be the best choice (while very friendly for non-developers, it’s a flexible platform also capable of very complex sites). For a complex, highly customized site requiring scalability and complex content organization, Drupal might be the best choice. For something in between that has an easier learning curve, Joomla may be the answer.
A new infographic from Rackspace Digital compares WordPress, Drupal and Joomla, assessing the functionality and fit for various workloads.
- Technical knowledge required to manage each CMS
- Caching plug-ins
- Best use cases
- Website showcase for each platform