I suggest Wordpress only for blogs or "brochureware" or basic page based sites. 
It has security flaws often and I've had many sites hacked and servers 
compromised because of it.

Out of the box it is very easy to use and polished and has a lot of themes 
available and is pretty easy to theme.

I recommend Drupal for anything else. Out of the box it doesn't do anything 
"very well" it provides the building blocks to do a lot of things well with 
modules. It rarely has security issues compared to Wordpress.

It is much more extensible than Wordpress. Anything using Wordpress for forums, 
shopping carts or anything else is a gross misuse of the original intention for 
Wordpress. Drupal however was designed to be more content agnostic and can be 
extended way more elegantly than Wordpress can ever be. Drupal is definitely 
for a more functional site.

But if you just need something basic and simple Wordpress can meet your needs. 
Just keep it up to date :)

On Aug 19, 2012, at 12:52 PM, l...@afan.net wrote:

> Hi to everyone,
> I was trying to figure this out for the last week or two. I have read tons
> of articles that compare Drupal and WordPress, but I still wasn't swayed
> to either side.
> I know that they are both good, both do the job well, and both have
> advantages and disadvantages. For example, Drupal has a steeper learning
> curve, but you get more control over the website.
> Most of Drupal vs WordPress articles are "emotionally" driven and it
> reminds me of the PC vs Apple flame war. I was trying to exclude these as
> much as I could but it's hard.
> Is there any website/article/benchmark/test/experiment/whatever I can
> trust to be unbiased? I need a website that measures the CMS' through
> facts, not heated, emotional arguments. In which cases is it better to use
> Drupal over WordPress (and vice-versa)? I know the first two words are
> going to be "it depends", but let's talk about it in general (for small
> basic websites, more complex websites, easy customization, etc).
> I found this on one page: "... Drupal was built as a fine-grained
> multi-role system where you can assign different permissions to different
> roles to do different things (e.g. content editor, content reviewer,
> member, etc.) and assign users to these roles..." Does that mean that
> WordPress can't do that? Maybe it can, and the quotation is true, but it
> is kind of misleading to say that one of the programs does something, and
> then not mention the other product at all.
> Special points for me are (not a must, though)
> - multiple websites with single core (both CMSs have the capability but I
> got impression Drupal does it better?) because of maintenance
> - compatibility with CiviCRM
> Once I decide what to use, I have to stick with it for a while.
> Thanks for any help.
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