A CMS is a platform that makes web design easy for people who do not know how to program a site. It gives a set of tools so that a user can place certain design elements into a page, and the CMS will write the code. The three CMS systems compared on here are all popular and able to create website or blog page designs via a web browser.
Joomla! is very easy to use
It is easy to use, but difficult to manage. If you are looking for a CMS that is easy to install, you probably should try Joomla! Installation and getting started with Joomla! is a breeze. You just need to download the package and publish it on a website/domain. The developers have designed it as a ready-to-use package that is suitable for novice webmasters who do not yet know the principle of dynamic sites. But this facility has its drawbacks
Joomla! has its own set of problems
The first problem is the migration of a website, as it often involves incompatibilities with templates and modules. Joomla! encounters problems with some server components such as PHP (e.g. Joomla! Generates a lot of errors with PHP). This may not be a problem at first, but becomes one when your host updates its PHP without any warning. Fortunately, the site will work after installing patch after patch.
Joomla! There are lots of defunct extensions and templates
Another disadvantage of Joomla! is its extensions and templates are a real jungle and you can end up with modules that become obsolete overnight. You may also install a great extension and then have it cannot work when you experience a server update. But Joomla! remains an excellent alternative for beginners because it gives them a website that is ready in minutes.
Drupal is stable and secure
It is one of the more secure CMS platforms but requires experience to use it. One could say that Drupal is very sophisticated version of Joomla!, because it provides flexibility to the user. The concept of modules adds tons of features without increasing the weight of the system. But Drupal requires some experience in web design and administration. Drupal has too many features for most users, but large organizations or advanced users will appreciate the CMS system and the control it allows.
Drupal is made for the advanced user
Compared to Joomla! And WordPress, this CMS system has fewer plugins/extensions. But this is not a bad thing, because each component is tested thoroughly before being offered on the official website, and therefore there will be no problem of incompatibility or security. In addition, Drupal can be installed on most versions of PHP and MySQL, so no need to check your web host’s version when you are choosing your web hosting.
WordPress is the world’s most popular blogging CMS
WordPress is primarily a blog script, but you can tweak it to behave like a CMS for a website. It is easy for most intermediate users and it does not take too long to learn a few of its more advanced features. You are able to upgrade it to do just about anything via the large number of plugins it has to offer, plus there is plenty of online support and help for WordPress because it is so popular.
It can be highly optimized
There are some blog templates that can be optimized up to 90% for Google, and there are more highly ranked WordPress blogs than any other blog type. If you decide to use its CMS functions to make a website instead of a blog then it cannot be optimized as highly, but is may still be optimized to a very high degree.
All three are good CMS platforms, and the one you choose is based on you, not the platform. Joomla! is the CMS you should choose if you are a beginner or are not looking for a long and drawn out setup period. WordPress is the one you should choose if you want to start a blog, or want a decent CMS platform. Drupal is the one to choose if you are an experienced web or blog designer and you are looking for a shortcut to circumvent having to start from scratch.