Drupal vs. Joomla: Comparison of Content Structures and Types

inShare Making a comparison of content management systems proves to be challenging especially when it comes to open source CMS having a huge number of followers who are always ready to defend their idol, but we still took the risk. Obviously there are more websites made with Drupal, anyway Joomla also has become a great solution for many sites. Joomla to Drupal migration is one of the services provied by DrupalDriven. Below you’ll see a short overview of both systems. Content structures and types Right construction of content structures and a website’s architecture is not only good platform for website launching but also a firm base for long-term growth of the website content. Implementation of content structures and types is the main area where one can notice substantial differences between the capabilities, approaches and costs while comparing these two CMSs. Drupal Website structures of Drupal should be planned and created from scratch with the help of special conventions and tools. To achieve the proper implementation of the Drupal’s website structures one should perform intense expertise and work, though they support rather high versatility, a lot of various use cases, and incredibly complex website architecture. The approach of Drupal to content structuring can be characterized by the requirement for an implementer to determine the various content types appearing in the website. To build a “Content Type” in Drupal one should select and order a number of Fields appropriate for that particular type of content as well as determine other parameters concerning the way that Content Type should be presented and accessed. Each item of website content (called a “Node” in Drupal) is built from a determined Content Type. Learn more about Drupal Development Tools and Modules. While determining Taxonomy, Content Types and Vocabularies an implementer of a Drupal website can enjoy the fabulous flexibility of content items structuring and organization. Read more about Joomla Joomla has several main content types which a website implementer can promptly use. They are Banners, Articles, Newsfeeds, Weblinks and Contacts. Each of them has supporting that particular type of use settings and capabilities which are available right from the moment you have installed Joomla. Third-party extensions can be used in order to maintain non-key Joomla content types, and Joomla’s software ecosystem meets almost every need for this. If you need totally custom content types can install third-party CCK which are available for use in Joomla. Resume It proves to be must faster and less costly to implement structured website content in Joomla due to its default support for a structural hierarchy and key content types. Most Joomla websites use its Article content type as the core method for containing content of a webpage as well as employ the default categories system to organize things. Conversely, Drupal websites implementers must plan and build content types in the first instance when build-out of the meaningful content has not begun yet. This takes nearly a couple of hours and even more when it comes to websites having specialized content items and sophisticated content relationships. Though website structural build-out in Drupal usually takes 50% more time than performing it on Joomla websites, Drupal still gives more opportunities. Certainly, the fulfillment of content characteristics in Drupal requires a higher level of expertise and skills than Joomla with its default methods does. But in Drupal you can create any website, ranging from simple thematic portals and ending with social networks. The obvious advantages of Drupal include its high degree of security and low system resource requirements, an intuitive interface and high performance, as well as comprehensive support of the community.