Drupal & WordPress Compare & Contrast Do not use Wikipedia
What is a CMS <ul><li>Website content is data, hence stored in a database
Presentation handled via themes, composed of code and CSS
CMS pulls content from db, applies theme, presents
Creation and management via HTML/Ajax/etc forms </li></ul>
Components <ul><li>LAMP/WAMP* stack
Core
Themes
Modules (Drupal) / Plugins (WP) </li></ul>*Drupal 7 works with any PDO compatible DB: MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.
History <ul><li>WP
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Comparison of Drupal and WordPress

  1. 1. Drupal & WordPress Compare & Contrast Do not use Wikipedia
  2. 2. What is a CMS <ul><li>Website content is data, hence stored in a database
  3. 3. Presentation handled via themes, composed of code and CSS
  4. 4. CMS pulls content from db, applies theme, presents
  5. 5. Creation and management via HTML/Ajax/etc forms </li></ul>
  6. 6. Components <ul><li>LAMP/WAMP* stack
  7. 7. Core
  8. 8. Themes
  9. 9. Modules (Drupal) / Plugins (WP) </li></ul>*Drupal 7 works with any PDO compatible DB: MySQL, MSSQL, Oracle, etc.
  10. 10. History <ul><li>WP
  11. 11. 2004: 1.0
  12. 12. 2010: 3.0
  13. 13. 2011: 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Drupal
  14. 14. 2001: 1.0
  15. 15. 2008: 6.0
  16. 16. 2011: 7.0 </li></ul>
  17. 17. Scope WP <ul><li>27,000,000+ blogs*
  18. 18. 1,400 themes
  19. 19. 15,000 plugins
  20. 20. ? developers (contrib) </li></ul>Drupal <ul><li>7,00,000+ sites*
  21. 21. 1,100+ themes
  22. 22. 10,000 + modules
  23. 23. 8,700 + developers (contrib) </li></ul>* Almost certainly not accurate
  24. 24. Big Sites WP <ul><li>Martha Stewart
  25. 25. Ebay blog/comments
  26. 26. CNN discussions </li></ul>330,00 + sites on wordpress.com Drupal <ul><li>Whitehouse.gov
  27. 27. WBEZ
  28. 28. Economist </li></ul>50,000 + sites on DrupalGardens
  29. 29. Ecommerce <ul><li>Drupal UberCart ecosystem
  30. 30. Being replaced by DrupalCommerce framework
  31. 31. WP has WPCommerce </li></ul>
  32. 32. Maturity <ul><li>“Spins” oriented to specific purpose </li><ul><li>Government
  33. 33. Social </li></ul><li>Hosted & Managed Options
  34. 34. Support from Acquia, AutoMattic
  35. 35. Cloudification </li></ul>
  36. 36. Which Should I Use? <ul><li>Blog </li><ul><li>Single user vs. Multi-user </li></ul><li>Mixed Blog and Pages
  37. 37. Multimedia </li></ul>
  38. 38. Q&A

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