WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal

With 26% of all the websites on the internet, WordPress is the most used website building platform of the planet. Although, Joomla & Drupal are one of the biggest competition for WordPress and with their unique features they excel at many things compared to WordPress. Then which of them is the best?

Note: This comparison includes WordPress.org, not the hosting service WordPress.com

With a five-minute easy to install procedure, you can install WordPress in just one click. There are many types hosting providers to choose from in WordPress. After the installation, the user experience of WordPress is a notch better than that of Joomla & Drupal.
You would be able to quickly navigate through many menus like pages, create a post, and start customizing themes and appearance of the website. Saying this, the interface of Joomla does take the time to understand, but after you scroll through the pages and menus, you would be able to do everything with ease. However Drupal’s user experience is not the best, but it is easy to understand, you just need to spend some time with it to get used to it.

  • WordPRESS
  • Joomla
  • Drupal



CMS Market share

One click install or manual 
installation within 5 min.

Free and Open source


Themes & Template

Plugins & Extensions

Easy of use

9900+Premium themes at Themforest
4800+Official Free themes

50,500+Official Free plugins


Themes and Plugins

You will get thousands of plugins and themes to customize your website in WordPress. The appearance of your site can be even attractive if you use premium themes instead of the free ones. There are third-party theme shops like ThemeLab and Themify, which will give you premium support options with your theme.

Joomla does have some templates and plugins as the number of the total extensions & themes at Joomla is much less than that of WordPress. Moreover, URL can only add the extensions and templates. However, there is an extension, which will allow you to install from web feature for installing extensions without any problems. There is no such extension for the theme though.

Drupal suffers from the lack of quantity of themes and modules too. Drupal users have to leave the site and search externally to get the theme and module they require. The modules of Drupal are very functional and are of good quality. So, you can get almost anything you need on your website with this CMS.


Nowadays, safety is the biggest factor when choosing a CMS for your website. WordPress sites are at a higher risk of being hacked because of their popularity. Nevertheless, the WordPress is established in a very secure code as it responds very quickly to vulnerability. They use automatic update system, which updates the security system whenever there is a security patch available.

Joomla is very responsive when it comes to security. They quickly respond to any security vulnerability and repair it. Although, the user will have to install updates manually in Joomla. Drupal, on the other hand, takes a thoughtful approach towards security and it is the most secured in all of the three.


As it is a very famous and the most used CMS, WordPress will give you its official forums, codex, Slack channels, Stack Exchange, and handbooks on almost everything related to web designs and development. WordPress will provide you free support as well as paid support for your website.

WordPress is known for its flexibility whereas most of the Joomla users are using it for the enhanced security. Drupal is in the middle, as it gives a bit of both although, it has a better multi-lingual support than its competitors do. Therefore, it depends on your preferences when choosing a CMS for your website.

You will get good support from Joomla too. With their vast community, they can resolve many problems relating to the site. The interactive support, IRC chatrooms, and forums will surely help a newbie in fixing an error. Other than this, there are third party sources too that will give you paid training courses by which you can become an expert.

Just like the other two, Drupal also has a real community of fans and users. Drupal helps you in finding companies providing professional Drupal services too. The extensive documentation, mailing lists, user groups, and support forum are helpful too. In a Drupal marketplace, you can get any support you want as it has many experts will to help.

June 23, 2017

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