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    Which one would be best for designing “Drupal” or “Word Press”?

    Hi,

    I’ve one site names logiseek which was built for cad outsourcing services now I want to change the design and layout of the site. Basically I would like to redesign it by using css for this which one would be more convenient for me Drupal or Wordpress? I will also include a blog section there in my site.

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    Drupal is more suited to a normal site, while WP is best suited for a site focused around blogging. You might like to consider other options like MODx, which are easier to work with in terms of templates and styling.

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    Plenty of websites are powered by Wordpress, particularly through the use of plugins, which works for them.

    If I were using a 3rd party CMS and it was for my own site, if I'm entirely honest I would fork out for Expression Engine over Drupal.

    My reasoning for this would be:

    1. It's a faster framework
    2. I am familiar with CodeIgniter and like that framework (Expression Engine is built on it)
    3. I prefer the customization and administrative tools in EE
    4. I prefer EE's UI
    5. Drupal is a bit bloaty
    6. I just prefer it personally and find to be a superior product all round
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    Quote Originally Posted by FizixRichard View Post
    If I were using a 3rd party CMS and it was for my own site, if I'm entirely honest I would fork out for Expression Engine over Drupal.
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by logiseek View Post
    Hi,

    I’ve one site names logiseek which was built for cad outsourcing services now I want to change the design and layout of the site. Basically I would like to redesign it by using css for this which one would be more convenient for me Drupal or Wordpress? I will also include a blog section there in my site.

    Thanks,
    Nancy Paul
    I'd say wordpress merely for the amount of documentation that's available online - and the fact I've never used Drupal - and I love Wordpress

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    Out of personal experience I would say Wordpress is much more Designer Friendly and if you are looking at a professional path many clients nowadays specifically ask their websites to be built with WP.

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    I have used both in the past but would only ever use Wordpress now due the available support, themes and plugins.

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    With Wordpress you can create normal websites, blogs, ecommerce, forums like everything as long as you have understood its limitless

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    I would recommend WordPress any day. Moreover, if you know web designing properly you can tweak your WordPress files and make a completely different site out of it.

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    I would suggest you word press.It is best and most preferred for designing.

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    I would have to disagree, back in the day wordpress was 100% focused on blogging but no longer is this the case, Just Google "wordpress showcase" or similar and see if any look like blogs.

    Rant Over... As for the OP WORDPRESS all the way !
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    Worpress can be wrangled to do many non-blogs sites, and it's simple dash board makes client hand off easier. So in addition to blogs, I'd consider WP for informational or brochure sites.


    Drupal is good. But I must admit that I have gotten a lot into Joomla! I find it to be far more flexible when coding navigations. There are tons of plug ins ( such as secure shopping cart support, etc). This however is just a personal preference.

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    Which one would be best for designing “Drupal” or “Word Press”?
    The C.M.S. is a content management system, focussed on functionality. For me it's which one has more themes available, and the obvious answer is WordPress.
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    Wordpress is much easier to use and design for, without a doubt. Drupal is arguably more secure and better written, but Wordpress definitely has a much bigger user base and community. One personal issue I have with Wordpress is it's MySQL only, and the team has no plans to incorporate other databases as they feel it wouldn't be worth the performance penalty of supporting multiple. There's a plugin to support Postgresql though for instance but it makes things slower and doesn't work with all plugins naturally. Anyway if that's not a concern of yours Wordpress is, IMHO, definitely the way to go.

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    Sounds like you want to build a web application and despite all the responses in support of WP it is not the best platform to achieve that job. WP vs. Drupal for a web application Drupal hands down. It is more difficult to learn but is more equipped to handle a web application. Expression Engine looks promising but for more advanced tasks would take custom programming where as, things like views, panels, features, fields, drush, web forms, etc could achieve with very little to no custom programming. I guess it all depends.

    The power of Drupal doesn't lye in the core itself really. It lies in some very powerful contributed modules. Once you become familiar enough these key players the sky is really the limit. Though Drupal 7 has made some big stries in moving image cache and fields into the core. Maybe in a couple of years some other key players like panels and views will make it in. I know there is no immediate plans to do that with the release of 8 since the focus is on mobile, contexts, rest api and bridging Symfony components.

    None the less, Drupal 6 alone is meh, 7 more useful but some very powerful contributed modules make the system hit that new level. I know of no other system that matches what Drupal can achieve with panels and views. Also, the WP concept of "post types" and "meta data fields" is pretty much taken directly from Drupal node types and cck (fields). It might not be entirely fair to say that because Drupal cck (fields) probably got the idea from some place else but Drupal did have those concepts in place before WP. If you can get over the system flaws it offers a lot.

    Not to mention unlike WP no one is afraid to modify the core architecture to make the system better from an architectural stand-point. WP has had just about the same crappy code forever, with no change in sight. When really the entire thing needs to be gutted from a technical stand point because it is complete trash but designers don't care about things like that. They just care that stuff looks pretty and requires the least amount of technical knowledge possible. That is why the system is so popular, not because it is good all-around but is really designed for stupid people sacrificing architectural quality.
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    WordPress is a blogging platform, not a CMS. Drupal is also a bloated mess compared to many other CMS's out there. Both choices are quite dated nowadays.

    Go for Concrete5 instead. It's far more usable, easier to design for and is faster.

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    Wordpress is very user friendly cms as compared to drupal. Most of people nowadays use wordpress cms for professional sites just because they can be easily modified and updated and you dont need a specialist to do that
    So i suggest wordpress for you.

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    As the OP has never returned to this thread, I don't think we need to offer any more advice and opinions. Thanks to those who contributed.
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