Why Drupal is better than WordPress for complex Websites

in wordpress •  10 months ago

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If you plan to create a directory or website with many different content types you probably should choose Drupal over WordPress. It's possible to make a more advanced website with WordPress using some commercial plugin or ready theme with built-in functionality, but either it will cost extra for plugins or in case of theme, the customization will be very difficult.

How to develop a directory listing website with WordPress?

The developing process will include the creation of following elements:

  • custom post type - you will to install a free plugin: Toolset Types
  • custom fields - you will to install additional free plugin: Toolset Types
  • listing - you will need to buy a commercial full Toolset version

The standalone WordPress doesn't offer any feature to create all above elements. The fastest and secure way to do it without any custom coding is to use an additional free plugin and for listing functionality you will need to buy a commercial plugin: WP-Types. The license costs $69 yearly for one website, you can by also a lifetime license, it costs $399 for unlimited websites.

How to develop a directory listing website with Drupal?

With Drupal, you don't need any extra plugins(Drupal devs calls it modules).

The developing process will include the creation of following elements:

  • custom post type - built-in feature
  • custom fields - built-in feature
  • listing - built-in feature

Every one of the above tasks you can make with the clean Drupal installation. The content listing, you can manage with amazing built-in Drupal Views module.

Summary

With both WordPress and Drupal is possible to create a directory listing website, but for WordPress, you will need a commercial plugin, for Drupal you get everything out of the box. The admin interface looks also better in Drupal and is more user-friendly.

I will try to record a screencast and show how to make an example directory site with these two CMSs.

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