What Makes Drupal So Great

Drupal is an open-source content management system that provides the framework for developers to build websites. Like WordPress, Drupal, is a free open-source CMS and has grown to one of the more popular CMS’s for web developers.

Just like any CMS, there are positives and negatives when choosing to build with Drupal. We decided to break down when and why you should build with Drupal.

Open Source 

Drupal is an open source CMS. This means that it is free to download, install, and make further modifications to. Like WordPress, this has made it popular with web developers. It has also allowed for a forum within the Drupal community that helps with the growth and development of the platform.

The community is not as big as WordPress’s; however, it is made up of over 38,000 active developers. Drupal’s slogan is “Come for the software, stay for the community.” This is surely the reason why many have adopted the CMS and has led to a ton of resources and learning material for novice developers to learn and implement Drupal.



Drupal is known to be one of the most secure CMS’s available. It’s trusted by the U.S. Government at the state and federal level. Unlike WordPress, Drupal doesn’t rely as much on third-party plug-ins for integration and development. This creates a more secure product. Third-party plug-ins open the gate for a website to be hacked if the proper security measures aren’t in place.

Drupal developers tend to be more experienced when it comes to web development due to the higher skill level required to create customizations within Drupal. Since WordPress is easy for novice developers to pick up there can be a greater chance of poor coding practice during the development process that can lead to gaps in security. The idea is that a more experienced developer increases the chance that best practices are followed and therefore making your site more secure.


Data Management  

Drupal is the favorite of government agencies, education institutions, and large corporations for a reason; it is extremely adept at handling mass amounts of data and information.

Drupal allows the developer to custom tailor it’s back-end to handle mass amounts of data with ease. This makes it a favorite for major agencies, institutions, and corporations due to the amount of data that they are required to manage.


Learning Curve 

Drupal requires a higher skill level than WordPress to develop a successful website. However, because of the size of the community and popularity of Drupal, there is an unlimited amount of resources to learn from. Though it may be a little more complex to develop a high-end website with Drupal, the CMS is still open source, which allows for you to set the bar of how complex you want your website to be.



As with any software solution, the decision comes down to your specific needs. Drupal is an open source CMS, but you will still spend money to hire a skilled developer to efficiently get the most out of the CMS. If you’re looking for a secure website that can handle a large amount of complexity and data; then Drupal is the right CMS for you. It may take more time to develop a Drupal website but in the end, the benefits speak for themselves.

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Why You Should Build With WordPress

WordPress was launched in 2003 and since then has grown into a “household” name in the website development world. 30% of all websites use WordPress. From beginner to expert level, WordPress is a go-to CMS for web developers. In this article, we discuss some of the main benefits of using WordPress.

Open Source

Open-source software is software that opens its source code for anyone to view, modify, and enhance. The source code is the instructions written by developers in a programming language to instruct and change the way a software works.  In the case of WordPress, PHP is the name of the development language the platform was written in.  


WordPress is an open-source content management system (CMS) that is supported by a large community that continues to contribute to the growth of the platform. Because of this, WordPress is free to use. However, you will likely end up paying for some part of WordPress. As your website scales, you’ll have to pay for hosting, and there are additional plugins to enhance your site’s functionality which can come at a cost. But, because it starts free you have total control over how much you invest in your site.  

Learning Curve

WordPress is responsible for 30% of all websites. Due to its massive market share and it being an open source CMS, the number of resources to learn how to use the platform are endless. WordPress is already structured for all levels of developers; this combined with the massive community, learning the ins-and-outs is extremely easy for beginners to grow their developing skills.  


A huge perk of working with WordPress is the ability to scale up, or down with the immense amount of themes & plugins available. As your business grows your website should continue to grow with it. Let’s say you’re growing an audience and they want you to begin selling merchandise. WordPress’s mass number of plug-ins will allow you to easily intergrade almost every big eCommerce service available. Because the plugins are ready-made functionality that, like the term sounds, just plugin into your WordPress site.  It becomes much more effective and often less expensive to add complex enhancements to your site as opposed to other CMS solutions like Drupal, which require more direct code customization. WordPress has around 52,000 plugins, and that is just from first-party publishers. There are also thousands of third-party plugins for you to intergrade into your website to take it to the next level.  


WordPress is best known for its blogging feature. When blogging first started gaining in popularity, WordPress took over as the main platform for people to start. They made it incredibly easy and free for anyone to start a blog. This is how WordPress initially gained market traction and eventually a massive market share. Since then it continues to grow its blogging features making it still one of the best platforms to run a blog on.  


WordPress has streamlined the process of doing SEO. WordPress makes it extremely easy to add content to your website and offers a ton of plug-ins to help implement best SEO practices. WordPress auto-formats your images to be optimized for SEO by giving you the option to add keywords, metadata, and descriptions very easily. Another key feature is WordPress’ SEO friendly permalink. This allows you to create custom URL’s for your content that you can add specific keywords too. WordPress makes it super easy to optimize content for SEO; making it a favorite for businesses.  


WordPress, in general, is your go-to CMS for any size of a project. It has the options to handle any task you throw at it and because of its massive community, it makes it extremely easy for you to learn how to use the platform. At Pumex Computing we specialize in WordPress website development. If you need a website built from the ground up or need eCommerce integration we can help your business out. Check out everything we have to offer at www.pumex.com