Only semi-joking line that's been making the rounds lately:

If you want to build a blog, use Wordpress.
If you want to build Wordpress, use Drupal.
If you want to build Drupal, use Symfony2.

There is much wisdom in those lines.

--Larry Garfield, an openly biased Drupal core developer

On 8/19/12 2:52 PM, 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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