1. Drupal is harder to use and most suitable for complex projects.
2. Joomla – Great for e-commerce or social networking websites, but requires a basic understanding of technical skills.
3. Stable release:
7.26 / January 15, 2014
1.7.2 / October 17, 2011; 9 days ago (2011-10-17)
4. Joomla has been favored by the small to medium business market largely due to the ease in theming.
5. Drupal has some (out-of-the-box) features and functionality that makes it a more natural choice in the enterprise (e.g. access control, custom content types, master-slave database configuration, Varnish support, MongoDB, etc).
6. Customising Drupal is not easy, as it is based on a poorly-designed, procedural framework, whereas Joomla is based on a well-designed, Object-Oriented, MVC framework.
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9. Unlike Joomla extensions’ lack of flexibility, drupal often allows for customization of extensions to fit specific needs.
10. Drupal implements these design patterns which are old and known to be bad practice:
11. Free Themes:
Dries Buytaert & Drupal.org Community
The Joomla Project Team
13. If you like code and are fluent in php, Drupal.org forum is your sanctuary. Joomla also has a strong community, but it is shaped differently.
14. Joomla is a lot more lightweight and optimised. It has a much faster Core.
15. Free Plugins:
11.4 MB (core)
7.8 MB (compressed) 20.9 MB (uncompressed)
Joomla is way better than Drupal. And that is true irrespective on size and requirements of the website.
18. Update Frequency:
19. Example Popular Websites:
Highest quality, backed by proven track record
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