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    Drupal or Joomla?

    I've been working with WordPress for about five years and would like to expand into Joomla or Drupal. I looked at each about three years ago and they both looked like a mess and appeared to be difficult to learn.

    I'm looking for opinions from people who are programmers or designers who work with both of these systems.

    Which is easier to learn?

    Which is easier to customize?

    Which has more plugins?

    Which has the easiest template system to work with?

    Any problems with either?
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I've been working with WordPress for about five years and would like to expand into Joomla or Drupal. I looked at each about three years ago and they both looked like a mess and appeared to be difficult to learn.
    I put some notes in an old Drupal vs. Joomla thread about a year and a half ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Which is easier to learn?
    Probably Joomla, although both have annoying learning curves.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Which is easier to customize?
    Probably Joomla.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Which has more plugins?
    Joomla seems to have much larger and more useful plugins.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Which has the easiest template system to work with?
    Joomla again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Any problems with either?
    OH HELL YES -- PROBLEMS BY THE TRUCKLOAD.

    Both Joomla and Drupal have advantages, but after losing thousands of hours of productivity with Joomla over the last year I moved to Wordpress.

    Drupal is more sturdy than Joomla, but with Drupal you have to do a lot more yourself. With Joomla, lots more is done for you -- poorly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    OH HELL YES -- PROBLEMS BY THE TRUCKLOAD.

    Both Joomla and Drupal have advantages, but after losing thousands of hours of productivity with Joomla over the last year I moved to Wordpress.

    Drupal is more sturdy than Joomla, but with Drupal you have to do a lot more yourself. With Joomla, lots more is done for you -- poorly.
    It looks like things have not changed much since the last time I looked at both of them.
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    yah same go to me ..........
    due to DB issue, i try to convert my site from wp to joomla (easier to learn compare with drupal), at the end i created wordpress MS with multiple db to solve all issue, joomla just give me more headache ...

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    CMS 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

    Drupal 39 37 107 126 44
    Joomla 72 66 66 76 95

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    Hi ! I never worked on Drupal but know little about that. But from experience if i will say than Joomla is the best and as we no a days it's growing up more and more in market so if you know it than you can get more jobs in that.

  7. My vote goes for Joomla. I think it's more flexible and it's easy to learn. The new version (1.6) has a lot of new features that will allow you to add content and modules very fast.

    I'm using Joomla for more than 3 years, and have also worked with wordpress and drupal, but never wanted to convert my sites. If you want a very customized website, choose Joomla.
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    Drupal is too complicated, especially the Taxonomy system. I'm sure I could learn all of it, but why when other CMS are simpler and save time? WordPress makes everything look like a blog, which is good for blogs, but not for other sites. Joomla is the middle ground for me. It's not perfect but it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectro View Post
    Drupal is too complicated, especially the Taxonomy system. I'm sure I could learn all of it, but why when other CMS are simpler and save time? WordPress makes everything look like a blog, which is good for blogs, but not for other sites. Joomla is the middle ground for me. It's not perfect but it works.
    Hahahha u should look at current wordpress and more imagine on how to create wordpress .....

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    Well I think Joomla is answer for your all questions, Actually I am using Joomla CMS and I believe in this in terms on user knowledge. It is very friendly with user and easy to adding content, meta tag, adding more pages etc.

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