Reader Question: What’s the Difference Between Drupal and Wordpress?

[Have a question you’d like answered? Use the comments form at the bottom of this page to submit it. We’ll review your question before posting (don’t be shy about asking!) and get back to you with a response.] Last week, I mentioned one of the most frequently asked questions we receive is: “What is Drupal?” A close second is: “What’s the difference between Drupal and Wordpress?” This is closely related to the frequently asked, “Which is better: Drupal or Wordpress?” Drupal, which you learned last week, is a content management system (CMS) that you can use as your website. It’s also great at handling big gobs of information, like contact databases, or handling things like online shopping. It can also have a blog in it. Wordpress, on the other hand, is a CMS that’s purpose-built for blogging. There are some pretty sophisticated Wordpress sites that can do a lot, but it really excels at blogs. It handles new posts (like the one you’re reading right now) and comments excellent. It also has really great SEO. In summary, Drupal is great if you want a scalable, easy-to-use, super-powerful website. Wordpress is nice if your primary goal is to publish blog articles and develop some conversation around those.

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