Drupal vs. Wordpress

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu
Thu Nov 16 23:12:14 UTC 2017

On Thu, November 16, 2017 4:04 pm, Outback Dingo wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 9:59 PM, DTD <doug at safeport.com> wrote:
>> IMO the answer somewhat depends on if this is for you personally or
>> something you are going to offer as a service. If you know PHP and are
>> comfortable writing/hacking code PHP fragments it might be drupal would
>> server you better. If is a commercial offering we decided on wordpress.
>> If
>> it's for you, why not try both. At the entry level they have similar
>> interfaces. Both install easily.
>> If you know CSS and HTML virtually anything is possible with wordpress
>> with
>> no PHP knowledge being needed. There are literally millions of plug-ins
>> to
>> extend wordpress in various areas. Drupal up to the current version
>> considers backward compatibility a weakness. PHP must also be
>> up-to-date.
>> The main issue (I have) with word press is the original developer is
>> having
>> a food fight with the CMS wordpress users and developers in that his
>> company
>> (Automatic) wants to go in a different direction and (at least
>> initially)
>> take wordpress along for the ride. The FreeBSD parallel would have been
>> if
>> sendmail.com forced changes on the Unix community as a whole.
>> The wordpress issue is kind of interesting and maybe should even be
>> investigated to see what the affect would be for a commercial offering.
>> For
>> a personal or a single corporate website it is IMo largely irrelevant
>> (but
>> entertaining).
> IMHO dont use either of them, both have known issues with security

Agree. I for one prefer joomla and serendipity to wordpress, drupal...


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Valeri Galtsev
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