Compare Drupal vs. Joomla

Drupal is ranked 4th in Web Content Management with 4 reviews while Joomla is ranked 3rd in Web Content Management with 2 reviews. Drupal is rated 7.8, while Joomla is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Drupal writes "Some of the valuable features include Custom distributions, localization, and analytics". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Joomla writes "One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market". Drupal is most compared with SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Plone, whereas Joomla is most compared with SharePoint, Plone and Drupal. See our Drupal vs. Joomla report.
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7,015 views|5,729 comparisons
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1,376 views|1,036 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Ivailo Kadiiski
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Pros
It is good for big projects.You can build websites on it very quickly.

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One of the most robust, stable, secure, feature-rich CMSs on the market.The speed in which you can take a CMS and make it a full-blown shopping cart with analytics tracking, SEO, user accounts, security, and ease of use through a robust framework of modules and plugins to enhance and promote-related content is about as turnkey as it gets with Joomla.

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Cons
It is a little bit simplified.Digital experience features like target, segmentation, and campaign management have a long way to go.

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I would like to see more back-end admin power pulled into the front-end, therefore the admins will not have to use the back-end as much, especially for the menu manager, user manager, etc. versus using third-party extensions to achieve this.I would like to see the same sorting and attributes available through the web browser on the JED (sorting by free or commercial license, sort by rating, popularity, etc.) within the back-end Joomla Web Installer when browsing extensions.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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Joomla is open source, therefore free. Only hosting, the time to build it along with the training time is your startup cost.

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Ranking
4th
Views
7,015
Comparisons
5,729
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
301
Avg. Rating
7.8
3rd
Views
1,376
Comparisons
1,036
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
606
Avg. Rating
9.0
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Overview
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applicationsJoomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.
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Sample Customers
BMJ, The Economist, New Republic, SpaceX, Lush, Danone, Tesla Motors, Peugeot, Stanford Law, Harvard, Oxford University, MIT Media Lab, The Beatles, MTV UK, The Weather Channel, NBC, BBC, grammy.com, Mus_e du Louvre, Whitehouse.gov, London.gov.uk, Gouvernment.fr, New Zealand Government, The Prince of Wales, British Council, NYC Metropolitan Transport Authority, Gatwick ObviouslyArtisan Web and Print, HLVC Design, Media A-Team Inc, Holdingbay - Tristan Bailey, Molehill Web Works, Sysgen Media, Pappy Productions, Inc., Turn To The ProsPB Web Development, LC Publishing - LambCottage Foundation
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Non Profit20%
Media Company20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company19%
Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm9%
Insurance Company9%
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