WordPress vs Drupal

December 13, 2018

One of the most important and complex tasks is to choose the most suitable “CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” for our business. For the same, we have two of the most famous rivals named as WORDPRESS and DRUPAL.


As far as CMS MARKET SHARE is concerned, WordPress is far better when compared with Drupal and the data that shows it all as WordPress is having 59.8% of market share whereas 4.6% and 35.8% to that of Drupal and others respectively.


Talking about extensibility, we have WordPress as a third party theme and plug-in community that makes it easy to extend the same without any need for custom development. Even some people have also claimed that usage of right extensions may lead to having better results in the favor of WordPress.


Based on the raw number of extensions, we can’t say that WordPress is better in all the aspects. Basically, it is a good indicator of the size and importance of the third party WordPress ecosystem.

WordPress has 55000+ free plugins, thousands of premium plug-ins. Coming on the themes, it includes 5,000+ free themes and lots of more premium themes.

On the other hand official directory of Drupal includes 39,000+ modules, 25,000+ themes. But in case of modules that are compatible with Drupal 8.x those number goes down to 5000+ modules and approx 300 themes.


Inching towards security, WordPress core itself is secure but with such a market share of 59.8% total percentage of hacked websites that sucuri analyzed is 74%. While on the other hand Drupal only accounted for 2% of the hacked websites that Sucuri looked at, which is well under its market share of 4.7%.


The most exciting point for both the rivals is “which one is better”, instead it’s a flawed question because it’s impossible to say whether WordPress or Drupal is “better”. Both may have certain advantages for the specific website we are building. Means we have to focus on selecting the right tool for the specific project, instead of looking for a proclamation that one is better than other.

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