Drupal vs October

December 21, 2018
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The content of the website plays an important role in making it a reputed giant. There is several CMS in the market and two of the popular names are Drupal and October CMS.
Let’s have some elaboration for both:

Installation

As far as the installation is concerned both October CMS and Drupal consist of the installer wizard and command-line option whereas Drupal comes with the recommendation of Opcache. For installing, Drupal allows you to use all the types of basic functionality that one needs out of the box. But in the case of October one needs to install the modules to add the required functionality.

Support
In case of support, Drupal is a step ahead in comparison to that of October with up to 60k stack overflow questions and almost 14k freelancers on work. Drupal has approx 900 organizations in the professional services page, whereas in the case of October there are just 16 partners with some of the official forum and community pages.

Popularity
Coming to the popularity of both the CMS, even Drupal is not that popular but when compared with October it is far way better as October is lagging much behind in all the existing aspects.

Ease of use
Both the systems have some specific qualities, but on comparing the easiness of working, October is so smooth in navigation, straightforward to add a blog post and quite simpler in updating the content. While on the other hand, Drupal has intuitive navigations and you can easily change the performance settings from the backend

Plug-ins
October CMS is lacking too much behind in case of predefined plug-ins and themes with just over 900 plug-ins that are free and so easy to customize. There also exist some premium plug-ins that cost something around $20. On the other hand, Drupal delivers approximately 40k plug-ins with many new modules that can be easily added from the backend. Most of the plug-ins and themes for the content of our websites are freely available that can be customized as per the requirements.

Weaknesses
Inching toward the weak points for both the CMS, we have a lot many aspects where October lags when compared with Drupal. October does not include many plug-ins as many as Drupal contains. It’s not that easy to find October freelancers because of less popularity gained by the same. You must be capable enough to deal with tricky content updates for both the CMS because updates are not an easy task to perform. In Drupal, one of the complex tasks is to integrate with the services without building a particular module.

It’s crystal clear to choose the better ones from the above lines, but every specific system has some pros and cons when compared with the other ones. So it’s hard to say that which one is a step ahead and which one is lagging some way behind.

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