Why Choose Drupal Over WordPress?
There are three main reasons why I prefer using Drupal for website development, and they are:
A lot of WordPress's themes and plug-ins have some sort of licensing attached to them, which can end up being quite a pain. If you want to use certain plug-ins that give your website specific functionality, you could be nickel and dimed the whole way. This can be especially expensive when setting up distinct development environments.
Another drawback is that WordPress's plug-ins are sometimes unstable, in that they sometimes won't work together. For example, if you want to use plug-ins A and B, there's the possibility that you'll only be allowed to use one of them, limiting your website's functionality. Trying to use two disagreeing plug-ins together could even cause issues that crash your website.
Drupal is much more community-driven than WordPress is, and Drupal developers tend not to sell their modules. Usually, a client pays a developer to make a module for a certain functionality they want on their website. Then, the developer gives the module back to the Drupal community, making it accessible for everyone.
And, if one of Drupal's community modules is performing incorrectly, the person using it can submit a bug report to the original developer, who will fix whatever's wrong.
Drupal's community-driven environment is also excellent for its websites' security. Drupal's dedicated security team releases consistent updates that help keep its websites safe from new online threats.
Also, if anyone finds a new vulnerability within Drupal, they're urged to submit it to the security team so it can be fixed right away. The security team also reviews anything new that's about to complete its testing phases. If they see something they don't like, they'll either patch it or tell the maker they need to meet specific guidelines before it's released.
Drupal has also demonstrated that it's a more secure software than WordPress is, and it has a better track record of not being hacked. E.g. 100,000 WordPress websites were infected with ransomware in a single day back in December 2016. These websites users then had their data locked until they came up with the fee the hackers demanded.
Finally, Drupal provides more flexibility out-of-the-box than WordPress does, and, with the proper configuration, it allows for more functionality to be added or removed as needed.
With a WordPress website, the same functionalities may be difficult to use, or even impossible, due to the installed plug-ins and what they require.
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