What CMS to use for your website, WordPress or Drupal ?

There are so many advantages in having a presence online.
Maybe you need to showcase your work, increase the effectiveness of your advertising, or allow your customers to reach your business more easy, so you decided it is the time to build your new website.

All of our client’s web projects were created using WordPress or Drupal.
Both platforms are excellent and can handle all kind of websites, but one or the other may be more suited for your needs.

We’ll help you in this article to make a decision on choosing the best content management system  for your website.

Ease of use / Website administration

WordPress website administration is very easy and intuitive, while for Drupal you need to spend some extra time for getting used to the interface.

Users management

Maybe you will be the only one posting on your website and the visitors of your website will just comment your articles. In this case, WordPress is more then enough. But, maybe you will have users that will login on your website, and each user will have a different role / permission, in this case we suggest to use Drupal, because out of the box the user management system is very robust and complex.

Content types

Have you identified the content types of your website (ex: page, article, poll, forum topic, book page, etc) and their complexity ?
If you have very few content types and their complexity is low (ex: simple page, article) WordPress will be your choice.
If there are many relationships between your content types and you need many fields for them (ex: images, tags, files attached, etc) for sure you will need to choose Drupal.

Budget / Costs

How much money are you willing to invest ?
Both are open-source and free, but the technical skills needed for Drupal are much more complex, that means the costs for building and maintaining a Drupal website are higher, but you can also obtain a good ROI if all it is done right.

Conclusion

By now you should have an idea of what content management system is better for you and why, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. To be sure 90% that Drupal or WordPress is the best choice, you will need to have a very detailed project document with all the specifications, budget, deadline, etc and have all those evaluated by a specialist in this field.
A simple conclusion: if your website is not that complex, go with WordPress, it will also cost less. If you have lots of features to implement, and want to add more functionality to your website in the future, Drupal is a very good and solid foundation for your website.