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When comparing Drupal vs. WordPress there are several important differences. WordPress is generally a CMS that beginners can learn quickly thanks to its ease of use, whereas Drupal is a more complicated software that requires some experience.

Choosing the right CMS for your new website is extremely important. If you are creating your first site, then you will probably use a CMS to help you design and manage your site

Drupal vs WordPress

WordPress powers 38% of the Internet, making it the most popular CMS content management system on the planet, and is one of the simplest and easiest to set up, requiring no specialist technical knowledge.

On the other hand, Drupal is much less popular than WordPress, as it is a more "niche" CMS. Although it is a very flexible CMS, it is designed for developers and users with advanced technical knowledge.

which is better of the two? This is actually difficult to find out as they both have similar features but are focused on different areas of use. To make it easier for you to see them, we can compare the main aspects of each of these CMSs:

  • Ease of use: in this section WordPress clearly wins, as it is extremely easy to use, as well as publishing and editing content. On the other hand, Drupal is a much more complex CMS and designed for advanced users.

  • Power, performance and functionalities: Drupal is much more powerful as standard, as it has practically infinite possibilities. The difficulty is that you have to configure everything in detail so that the website does what you want. WordPress is also very powerful, and although it does not have as many features as standard, you can extend them enormously with plugins. What Drupal sacrifices in ease of use, it gains in power and performance.
  • Customisability: WordPress is highly expandable with plugins, especially free ones. There are more than 50,000 plugins in the official directory and approximately 31,000 WordPress themes available. On the other hand, in Drupal there are not as many as in WordPress, but they are much more configurable.

  • Security: WordPress receives more hacker attacks because it is the CMS with more market share. This is very easy to solve by keeping everything always updated and installing some security plugins. However, we cannot say that it is more secure than Drupal, as this CMS is on another level: it has a whole team dedicated to finding and fixing vulnerabilities in the software. As a result, it has the lowest rate of incidents.

  • Price: both are free and open source software. The only "direct" cost involved is hosting and domain registration, but the software itself is free. However, customising a website with Drupal ranges from $15,000 to $100,000 if we take into account all these web development and design costs. Taking all this into account, setting up a complete website with WordPress is cheaper than with Drupal.

Advantages of Drupal

  • Drupal offers top-notch security, along with in-depth content customisation options and solid performance.

  • It can support diverse teams for easier administration and user control.
  • Built-in multi-language support.
  • Ideal for content organisation, if you have a large amount of content, then you can take advantage of Drupal's in-depth taxonomy system.
  • Robust content customisation capabilities. Drupal allows for multiple custom content and page types.

Advantages of WordPress

  • WordPress really stands out for its flexibility, ease of use and large support community.

  • It is much easier to use compared to Drupal, especially for beginners and non-technical webmasters.

  • With the huge choice of themes and plugins, you can easily build your dream site without having to hire a developer.

  • A large online community to help you solve problems of any kind.

  • You will find a variety of sites dedicated entirely to WordPress to help you increase your skills in record time.

Another alternative: HubSpot

HubSpot's CMS is the only content management system that allows you to manage your customer service at the same time asyour CRM service. It's designed to help any business build and manage a site to optimise it for environments that span all devices and the variety of visitors that are part of your audience.

Perhaps one of the most powerful things about HubSpot' s CMS is that we don't need to develop a template from scratch, have an in-house development team or hire an external developer to do this work.

HubSpot has a theme and template shop with a large number of options, some of which are free and fully customisable, where you can search for complete themes, templates or template packs. This new feature adds extra power to HubSpot's CMS, helping you to present a much more professional image online.

CMS Hub features

  • SEO optimisation: gives you SEO optimisation recommendations to improve your site.
  • Design flexibility: provides you with default and custom website themes as well as different logos and navigation menus.
  • Multiple languages: you can manage different domains in multiple languages and optimise each for SEO.
  • Reporting and lead attribution: you can analyse the impact of your website and optimise your strategy by identifying which types of content, sources and campaigns attract the most leads.

Another advantage of HubSpot's CMS Hub is the additional layer of security it provides to your site - unlike open source platforms, the CMS Hub selectively partners with companies and applications for integrations.

Choosing the right CMS is an important step for the future of your website. Choose the wrong CMS and you'll be in an uphill battle from the start. If you're torn between Drupal and WordPress, we encourage you to consider HubSpot's CMS as a good alternative, if not, use this article to find out which CMS is the best fit for you.

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