Drupal vs Joomla!: 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; Joomla!: A content management system helping both novice users and expert developers to create powerful websites and applications. 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.
Drupal and Joomla! 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, Joomla! provides the following key features:
- User Management
- Media Manager
- Language Manager
"Stable, highly functional cms" is the top reason why over 63 developers like Drupal, while over 14 developers mention "Powerful extension architecture " as the leading cause for choosing Joomla!.
Joomla! is an open source tool with 3.29K GitHub stars and 2.88K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Joomla!'s open source repository on GitHub.
MIT, Tesla Motors, and Mint are some of the popular companies that use Drupal, whereas Joomla! is used by Easy Solutions, Seat Pagine Gialle, and Kairos. Drupal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 685 company stacks & 162 developers stacks; compared to Joomla!, which is listed in 131 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.