Drupal vs. WordPress – how they compare

Before you even start working on your website structure, content, and design ideas, it’s important to consider which platform is best for you to have it built with and to manage things later. This can be a real challenge, as there’s no shortage of choices.   

We know a lot of businesses use Drupal, which is a great platform, but it is also a rather complex one. You’ll have to ask yourself if you need all of its power – or maybe you require just a simple site that looks great, performs well, and is easy to update?

If you are using Drupal and finding it difficult to make changes to the content or manage your pages, WordPress could be a good alternative. It’s user-friendly, flexible and comes with the world’s most popular CMS (content management system).  

Why WordPress?

If you’ve been finding Drupal too much, WordPress is an easy transition. With the right website developer, you’ll soon have a site that meets all your business needs, and that can grow with you. With WordPress, adding features and functionalities isn’t complicated. 

Keeping things simple is part of WordPress’ ethos, so users who are new to the platform can often find their way around the system with minimal training. Offering more ‘out of the box solutions, the development costs are usually a lot less than using Drupal – and an attractive and functional website can be created much faster. 

What can WordPress do?

Many Drupal users think that WordPress is just a blogging platform, but it has grown beyond this by miles. Many of the concepts that other content management systems (CMS) use are creatively borrowed from WordPress. 

When you look at the numbers, no less than 30 percent of all websites worldwide run on WordPress, where Drupal has around 1.6 percent on their system. So many businesses and organizations before you have already chosen to use WordPress because it is adaptable, flexible, and user-friendly. You really can’t argue with that!

What about plugins and other functionality?

WordPress has many plugins available, more than 53,000 in fact, and that’s just the free ones. It also gives your developer the ability to get creative with coding and write their plugins. If you need an e-commerce solution, there’s WooCommere, and we love it. It’s easy to use, safe and secure, and hugely popular worldwide.

Need a slider, moving banner, contact or feedback form, image galleries, or a blog? None of that is a problem with WordPress. There are plenty of options that perfectly match your website’s look and feel.  Overall, WordPress is easily extended, but it remains easy-to-use, and that’s key.  

What’s the next step? 

If you would like to have a chat with our friendly team on what’s involved in getting your Drupal website converted to WordPress, we’ll explain what we can do to make the transition as smooth as possible. 

Our talented team has been building websites for more than 20 years, and we understand the websites built in Drupal. Most can be easily replicated in WordPress, but when doing so, we take out the complexity. Depending on how long your website has been online the way it is, you may consider a more contemporary look and an upgrade in functionality as well.

It’s all possible, and here at Pronto, we are happy to help. We’re sure you’ll enjoy WordPress as much as we do. Give us a call on 0800 258 008, and we’ll talk you through all the options available, and if you like we can put together a tailor-made package that you can confidently move forward with online.

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