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Drupal vs DatoCMS: What are the differences?

Drupal: Free, Open, Modular CMS written in PHP. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world; DatoCMS: Build better websites without compromise. It is a fully customizable administrative area for your static websites. Use your favorite website generator, let your clients publish new content independently, host the site anywhere you like.

Drupal and DatoCMS can be categorized as "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools.

Some of the features offered by Drupal are:

  • Categorize with taxonomy, automatically create friendly path urls, create custom lists, associate content with other content on your site, and create smart defaults for content creators
  • Manage content with an easy-to-use web interface. Drupal's flexibility handles countless content types including video, text, blog, podcasts, and polls with robust user management, menu handling, real-time statistics and optional revision control.
  • Users can be assigned one or more roles, and each role can be set up with fine-grained permissions allowing users view and create only what the administrator permits.

On the other hand, DatoCMS provides the following key features:

  • Build a custom backend from a visual UI
  • Supports virtually any static site generator
  • Deploy anywhere you want (S3, Netlify, Surge.sh, etc.)
Decisions about DatoCMS and Drupal

10 Years ago I have started to check more about the online sphere and I have decided to make a website. There were a few CMS available at that time like WordPress or Joomla that you can use to have your website. At that point, I have decided to use WordPress as it was the easiest and I am glad I have made a good decision. Now WordPress is the most used CMS. Later I have created also a site about WordPress: https://www.wpdoze.com

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Pros of DatoCMS
Pros of Drupal
  • 3
    Free for small projects
  • 3
    Flexible
  • 3
    API-based cms
  • 3
    Cheaper alternative
  • 2
    Images API
  • 2
    Simple and customizable
  • 1
    GraphQL API
  • 1
    Video streaming service
  • 1
    Granular permissions
  • 73
    Stable, highly functional cms
  • 59
    Great community
  • 43
    Easy cms to make websites
  • 41
    Highly customizable
  • 21
    Digital customer experience delivery platform
  • 16
    Really powerful
  • 15
    Customizable
  • 10
    Flexible
  • 10
    Good tool for prototyping
  • 8
    Enterprise proven over many years when others failed
  • 7
    Open source
  • 7
    Each version becomes more intuitive for clients to use
  • 7
    Well documented
  • 7
    Headless adds even more power/flexibility
  • 6
    Lego blocks methodology
  • 4
    Caching and performance
  • 3
    Powerful
  • 3
    Built on Symfony
  • 3
    Can build anything
  • 2
    Views
  • 1
    API-based CMS

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Cons of DatoCMS
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      DJango
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      Steep learning curve

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    What is DatoCMS?

    It is a fully customizable administrative area for your static websites. Use your favorite website generator, let your clients publish new content independently, host the site anywhere you like.

    What is Drupal?

    Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

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    What are some alternatives to DatoCMS and Drupal?
    Contentful
    With Contentful, you can bring your content anywhere using our APIs, completely customize your content structure all while using your preferred programming languages and frameworks.
    WordPress
    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
    Strapi
    Strapi is100% JavaScript, extensible, and fully customizable. It enables developers to build projects faster by providing a customizable API out of the box and giving them the freedom to use the their favorite tools.
    Joomla!
    Joomla is a simple and powerful web server application and it requires a server with PHP and either MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQL Server to run it.
    Adobe Experience Manager
    It is a Web Content Management System that allows companies to manage their web content (Web pages, digital assets, forms, etc) and also create digital experiences with this content on any platform web, mobile or IoT.
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