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Which is the Best CMS for Website? WordPress vs Drupal vs Joomla

There are a plethora of CMS available in the market. Choosing the best CMS for small, medium and large businesses that manage the contents of your website or a section of the website with different permission levels is quite difficult. But not after you complete reading this blog. 

CMS for website

Almost all of us would have come across this question, “Which is the best CMS website builder?”

Here, you can identify the best CMS for website development and designing.


WordPress is a free and open-source CMS (content management system) developed in 2003, using PHP & MySQL. It currently powers 30% of websites available on the internet. More than 160 million users have downloaded it and have a whopping 58% market share.

WordPress enjoys this massive market share as a result of its ocean of 3000+ themes and 44k plugins. A custom WordPress development company can make use of these themes and plugins to quickly set up a website with all the essential features installed in it. With regular updates, WordPress is ideal for newbies, pro, businesses, and e-commerce users. Also, it can be installed from the cPanel within minutes and can be set up easily.

To build a website on WordPress, you do not need technical expertise as it is intuitive and easy-to-use. Unlike Joomla! or Drupal, you can simply copy paste the content from your word processor into WordPress and publish your content online with the tap of a button.


Joomla! is a content management system (CMS) developed in the year 2003 using PHP. More than 75 million users have downloaded it worldwide. It powers more than 2.8 million websites and boasts a market share of 7.2%.

Joomla! offers more than 1000 themes and 5000 plugins which is comparatively low with respect to WordPress and Drupal. A company offering Joomla web design services can make use of all these plugins and themes to quickly set up a website with all the essential features installed in it.

Though the number of themes and plugins available are comparatively low, it managed to secure the second position in the competition with the rest of the two CMS. This is so because it allows the users to build a website with a more flexible structure and content than WordPress. Also, it easily supports e-Commerce, social media and other integrations.

Since it is less complex than Drupal and slightly complex than WordPress, it lacks the charisma to attract the newbies but, certainly attracts the pro, businesses, and e-Commerce users to build advanced websites for their business.


Drupal is a free and open-source Content Management Framework (CMF) built using PHP in the year 2001. With more than 1.1 million users and 25 million downloads, Drupal boasts a 4.8% market share and secures the third place in the competition.

It offers more than 2000 themes and 26k plugins to its users. A Drupal development agency can make use of all these plugins and themes to quickly set up a website with all the essential features installed in it. When compared with the other two CMS, Drupal is more complicated and needs technical expertise. Hence, it releases updates more frequently than WordPress to make it more user-friendly.

Drupal, with its every release, strives to make it more easy to use. However, it is capable of creating more advanced websites than the rest of the two CMS discussed above. Hence, Drupal is not so easy for newbies but the pro, business, and e-commerce users can adopt it and build advanced websites for their business.


As WordPress comes with lots of options like themes and plugins, it is simple and easy to use CMS. Though Joomla has a limited number of themes and plugins, it provides greater flexibility in the structure and content. Hence, among the rest two CMS, Joomla is the second best. Also, Drupal is the most complicated CMS but it can produce more advanced websites.

TechAffinity is fluent with all the three CMS and has the potential to deliver the website as per your demands. Still confused about choosing a best CMS to build your website? Learn more on what to expect from your CMS. Get in touch with us by sending an email to and we will help you build your website without any hassle.

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