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WordPress as a Drupal substitute? (4 posts)

  1. DaveGanner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I currently have a home security website that uses Drupal.
    I'm in the process of creating another website, schematically similar to the previous one. I'm debating whether to use Drupal again or migrate to a more simple CMS like WordPress.
    Is there anyone here who is experienced both in Drupal and WordPress and can shed some light on the important capability differences between the two systems?
    I know WordPress is generally "weaker" than Drupal, but can WordPress be manipulated to supply a result closer to Drupal?

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I really think Drupal in overkill and confusing but that's just me. I tried putting Drupal on one of my own sites and just trying to get the forum posts off of the home page threw me.

    But that's just me.

  3. cpill
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    YA, Depends on what you want it for. Drupal is more versatile and you can expand into a forum or host your own image galleries etc, without having to touch code. But it can be a beast if you want a simple blog or website that can be updated.

    WP, with plugins, themes and some template work can probably cover 90% of the web page functionality online today I would say. But if you want to expand into forums and more complex functionality it becomes a bit icky code wise.

  4. solutionsphp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Dave, I understand the pros and cons that you are having to weigh right now. I was a Mambo shop up until about 18 months ago or so when I switched to WordPress. There are still projects that demand a more featured CMS, such as Drupal, Joomla! or Mambo, but as cpill says, WP fills so many needs nowadays that it is certainly a valid replacement for any of these systems, in the right context. Your project requirements will ultimately dictate which system is best, but the short answer is that WordPress might be all you need!

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