I’ve penned a report about this matter earlier (Should you use WordPress or Drupal?) in January, 2010, and I am sure you recognize that a year in internet technologies equals an eternity. At the time of the previous article no one (all right, virtually no one), would dare pronounce that WordPress represents a functional content management system, and only hardcore drupal developers would use Drupal for a basic blog website. Since both systems developed and published major version upgrade releases, the playing fields have changed. And that invites a rewrite about this topic, that all web designers / developers face once in a while; should they select the simpleness and sleekness of WordPress or modularity and ease of development of Drupal?
I spend most of my working days working with Drupal so it’s no surprise that my first blog post on my personal site was about Drupal. You probably noticed though, that my blog runs on WordPress. I knew someone will point it out to me and ask me why, and i got this question today from a friend of mine. So i decided to write a blog post about the general difference between WordPress and Drupal, and when you should choose one or another.
Lets start with an excerpt from the WordPress.org site:
WordPress started as just a blogging systems, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plug-ins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination. (And tech chops.)
Now my thought based on experience and observation: