Joomla vs Drupal Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Good Content Management System with an attractive user-friendly interface

2018-04-27

Managing a personal lifestyle blog on Joomla platform.

Pros

Joomla provides the plethora of plugin which adds the number of functionalities into the website. Pretty handle to arrange huge articles with single clicks.

Cons

Joomla is lacking in smart features when it compared with the Wordpress and Drupal.

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Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jesús Briceño

High quality CMS

2018-11-29

develop multiple websites with this CMS, with great performance and professionalism

Pros

excellent administrative panel, development of fresh and very professional web applications. High integration of plugins

Cons

I have nothing negative to add to this CMS, since it is one of my favorites, even exceeding the expectations of wordpress and drupal

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Lauren Glover

I only support Joomla if it's required

2019-02-21

As soon as I found Drupal and WordPress, I quickly converted due to community service and a better experience for my customers (as a web developer).

Pros

It feels faster than Drupal in terms of performance if I had to mention a pro.

Cons

Even more important, the community support of Joomla is worst than Drupal and WordPress combined.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Ed Valec

Need CMS?? Consider Joomla!

2018-10-16

Pros

Good alternative for Wordpress and Drupal. Using most popular hosting database: MySQL.

Cons

It is not suitable for very large projects, but every developers has it own opinion :)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rushi Bhatt

Joomla was Good but Now its worst as Easy Options are available

2019-01-10

There were 3 CMS ruling the Market ( Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal ) but now a days Wordpress is only king.

Pros

- CMS features to manage the Content - CMS security

Cons

- Complex Coding - Customization is way more difficult - Limited Support - Limited Extension Library

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Publishing company, 201-500 employees)

Joomla vs. Drupal: That's what it really comes down to for your website.

2018-07-19

Joomla is a great CMS for websites, and you can integrate it with other platforms to really get your integration going. Be prepared for some design help, and a bit of programming help, compared to simple 'website builders' or even Wordpress, if you need a bigger and more complicated and interactive website.

Pros

Then there is Joomla and Drupal. Wordpress started as a blogging platform and has slowly morphed into a CMS.

Cons

For us, though, the user and admin interfaces in DRUPAL were easier to learn than Joomla (especially the 'new' Drupal 8).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Pekka Lähde

Less complex than Drupal

2018-04-19

Pros

You can find loads of well done quality made tutorials for any need you have. Joomla has a excellent navigation system, that can manage several hierarchies. It allows to easy management for a site with couple hundred subpages.

Cons

Joomla It is not as easy as Quick.Cms or WordPress, but is still way simpler than Drupal. For the beginnig it might seem overwhelming and complex.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Victor Bojica

A very powerful and accessible CMS for both developers and users/clients

2017-09-18

Completed a very big project (a betting tips solution) in no time. The client was extremely pleased with the outcome.

Pros

Offers great customizability for a fraction of the work (compared to Drupal). It also has a very big community behind for components, themes, bugs, etc.

Cons

The steep learning curve is the biggest drawback for a developer. Also, as a client/user coming from WordPress, this is a completely new thing that will get you scared.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 11-50 employees)

Difficult to set up, go with Wordpress instead

2018-11-13

Pros

I used to think that Joomla and Drupal were more geared towards websites while Wordpress was more geared towards blogs.

Cons

I've tried on multiple occasions to get a site up and running with Joomla, but have never been successful. It seems much harder to use than Wordpress, and doesn't seems to have as big of a user base.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Darian Rawson

Verified Reviewer

One of the first, not the best

2016-04-14

It's a fork of the Drupal CMS, or maybe the other way around, anyway, this CMS has been around for years.

Pros

It's free and easy to manage on your own using any one of hundreds of available templates. You can literally know nothing about the web and use this to build a website.

Cons

The cons are that your website you build will have significant security issues unless you keep it updated to prevent code injection. Most plugins won't work right out of the box and your site will look cookie cutter. Most users do not ever change the meta description tags or icons and their site shows up with the default joomla info in search results.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Darrin Wu

Joomla is a CMS system that is works well for sites with a lot of content, like magazine sites.

2018-04-24

But as far as doing the job, no issues there, and it is still more user-friendly than Drupal.

Pros

Joomla is quite user friendly, and simple to run/manage. It works well to power sites that have a lot of content, and there are now many free plugins that extend its scope. The URLs can be made into SEO friendly URLs with the aid of plugins and installation is not too difficult.

Cons

The back-end admin panel looks and feels rather dated and it is not a very secure script. Hackers are known to easily break into Joomla sites and it seems to consume quite a lot of server resources. If you need support, you are largely limited to the discussion board. Although there are many free plugins, but they may not be updated often, and you could be forced to buy expensive paid plugins simply because your options are limited.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Roy Ching

Been a fan since 1.5

2018-03-07

Pros

Although its main competitor Wordpress and Drupal offer more bells and whistles, we are grateful for the developers that keep adding and making joomla even better every iteration.

Cons

As of late, the security updates have crashed our systems. However, we are able to fix these problems quickly. The main con we do have is that there are few developers on the marketplace offering modules and components. The ones we do find have not been updated for years which is concerning. Joomla system core does have some bloat but can be easily removed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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James Helms

Love and Obsession

2019-01-05

Pros

Lastly, the ease of use and end user learning is the simpelest compared to other CMS like Wordpress and Drupal. Our end user adoption of Joomla!

Cons

Nothing bad to say, one of the best things that has happened to me and my compay.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark Hewitt

Potentially powerful but often frustrating

2019-01-27

After developing several sites on Joomla, I was required by a client to support and customise one built on Drupal, and it's been a markedly inferior experience.

Pros

It's a decently powerful, flexible CMS, and free to use.

Cons

Compared to Joomla, update paths are awkward and intimidating and customisation is a huge hassle.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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Gianni Gnesa

A CMS easy to use.

2018-08-20

Pros

In contrast to other CMS like Wordpress or Joomla, you should not have problems to find what you are looking for in Drupal.

Cons

For some reason, it is a little harder to find good themes for Drupal compared to Wordpress or Joomla.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Marisol Cheng

Some of the best CMS that exist!

2018-05-15

It is a reliable and secure platform. I recommend it.

Pros

It is a very complete CMS. It has many essential functions by default to create any type of web page without having to install additional plugins.

Cons

The installation is a bit more complicated than Wordpress or Joomla. The learning curve is a bit slower but once learned is really easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Media Production company, 11-50 employees)

Difficult to set up, go with Wordpress instead

2018-11-13

Pros

At the time I remember it being more difficult to use than Wordpress, but more user friendly than Joomla.

Cons

Not a large user base, but larger than Joomla I believe (going off of how easy it was to get questions answered when I ran into issues).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Evgeny Fetisov

Powerful CMS with excellent customer support

2018-12-06

Pros

The Drupal platform has a clear interface in which we initially just had to navigate. Differs in high stability. The support service actively helps to cope with the difficulties encountered.

Cons

For CMS Drupal, it is an order of magnitude harder to find quality themes than for Joomla or Wordpress.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ruth Cole

Flexible CMS for advanced users

2018-03-21

Pros

Drupal is probably one of the most powerful CMS systems and stands up against the likes of Wordpress and Joomla. I like the community support that comes with Drupal and have used it to solve any query I've had.

Cons

It's not a CMS that I would recommend for a beginner. I think to get the most out of it you'd need some moderate experience and skills in HTML, PHP and Javascript. I find the back end quite hard to use and navigate around.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Rajeev Bagra

Not of much use for freelancers and small businesses

2018-06-19

While appreciating the sophistication of this CMS, Drupal was of no use as I could get better and faster result working with WordPress. Security breach is never a big issue for me to be honest.

Pros

I understand this software comes with the best security features, so important for projects that are sensitive to be hacked while working in groups or communities.

Cons

For freelancers and small businesses, why not use WordPress (or even Joomla) that is so easy to use and yet get the same or even better result!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Easy to Use, Hard to master CMS

2018-09-08

I've used a few CMS such as Joomla before, but Drupal is the one that my team and I consistently go back to.

Pros

I really like the options that are available with Drupal; themes, modules,etc. I particularly enjoy having the ability to use themes and having options to create and use custom themes. It's a bit challenging to install and deploy the first time, but the themes themselves are incredibly easy to write if you have knowledge of CSS. I also feel that Drupal is well supported with forums, an established community documentation, and a decent slack channel.

Cons

I think that the old adage, "Easy to learn, hard to master" applies really well to Drupal. The layout and feel of Drupal is not really naturally intuitive. Furthermore, while it's not necessarily a con, but it feels like there really are almost too many modules and features available. Some of them share very similar functionalities and novice users may choose a less fleshed out/established option. However, I feel that this is typical of many open-source CMS software and it's something that can be easily overcome with experience.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 201-500 employees)

this CMS is very flexible, and the inclusion of modules you can do different things in the portals

2018-05-24

Pros

1.) It is a very complete CMS since it includes many features by default, so you do not need to install extensions or modules to create any type of web (blog, store, discussion forum, corporate, etc.) in very few Steps. 2.) While other CMS are very oriented to a type of web, for example Magento is a specialist in large online stores, or WordPress is optimized for blogs, Drupal offers the possibility of adapting to many formats in a simple way. 3.) Great capacity of user administration. From the control panel you can edit in a very efficient way the permissions of each user, create user groups and manage all the access points. 4.) Simple graphic editing. Within its multiple functions allows you to make simple graphic editions of the template or the landing without having to leave the editor. 5.) All the content is structured which allows us to re-use it in different landings.

Cons

Although its functionalities are multiple, its installation requires a little extra knowledge, especially when compared to its competitors WordPress or Joomla !. 2) It is a very modern CMS, so if you are from the old school, it may be difficult for you to adapt a bit to your structure. 3.)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

4/10
Source: Capterra
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