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Drupal vs MediaWiki: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is MediaWiki? A free and open-source wiki engine. It is a free server-based software. It is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation that uses PHP to process and display data stored in a database, such as MySQL.

Drupal can be classified as a tool in the "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" category, while MediaWiki is grouped under "Knowledge Management".

MIT, Viber, and Mint are some of the popular companies that use Drupal, whereas MediaWiki is used by ProtonMail, BrandVerity, and Sodep. Drupal has a broader approval, being mentioned in 832 company stacks & 913 developers stacks; compared to MediaWiki, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

Decisions about Drupal and MediaWiki

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 Drupal
Pros of MediaWiki
  • 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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      Steep learning curve
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      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.

      What is MediaWiki?

      It is a free server-based software. It is an extremely powerful, scalable software and a feature-rich wiki implementation that uses PHP to process and display data stored in a database, such as MySQL.

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      What are some alternatives to Drupal and MediaWiki?
      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.
      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.
      Django
      Django is a high-level Python Web framework that encourages rapid development and clean, pragmatic design.
      ProcessWire
      ProcessWire is an open source content management system (CMS) and web application framework aimed at the needs of designers, developers and their clients. ProcessWire gives you more control over your fields, templates and markup than other platforms, and provides a powerful template system that works the way you do
      Typo3
      It is a free and open-source Web content management system written in PHP. It can run on several web servers, such as Apache or IIS, on top of many operating systems, among them Linux, Microsoft Windows, FreeBSD, macOS and OS/2.
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