Okay, so the debate is over which system is better overall in terms of usability and functionality. Drupal, joomla or some other?
Drupal is more powerful, but less flexible and friendly.
Joomla is more user/operator friendly, but more difficult to work with and less flexible.
Having spent a few days with it, Joomla (or perhaps the theme I chose) is not all that friendly – and I can handle technical stuff quite well – so if Joomla is not living up to its “friendly” reputation, that doesn’t bode very well. I might have to go have a look at Drupal later but I’m on the verge of deciding that I don’t need these huge monstrosities to run a website, just like I don’t need a Ferrari to go to the corner store.
Much easier to work with a good forum software and either get an add-on or do modifications yourself. In this regard I am finding vBulletin much better than phpBB – but vB is not free, and phpBB is.
this might differ between different levels of programming, but i do think that it is not for “sane” programmers…some wicked shit…i haven’t met anybody normal who knows drupal
…its a conspiracy!
Since I don’t have time for the learning curve, and I don’t need all the functionality of Joomla, it doesn’t work for me. WordPress is less complicated and easy for most people – and the learning curve is not steep. Although it too has things I don’t need, at least I don’t waste 5 minutes every time figuring out where I need to make a change.
I don’t know Drupal yet but I suspect it would be more useful to me – yet at the moment I can’t be bothered ” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />
You have to get used to it though.. but that’s true for just about any program
WordPress, Modx and Typo3
I’ve tried Drupal and Joomla, and just didnt really like them. However, thats probably more to do with my impatience than then software itself.
I would highly recomend a CMS like MODx to everyone who is not 100% compfortable in designing their site from scratch but who still wants to have a fully dynamic and friendly website.
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