Choosing the right CMS for a Website can be daunting. Here are the three currently most popular versions, Drupal, Joomla and WordPress. The numbers shown for Installation, Moderation and Overall use indicate the required skill levels as follows:
1 - Beginner 2 - Intermediate 3 - Expert
Core Versions: 6 Average Update Frequency: v1.5: every 49 days; v1.6: every 25 days Plug-ins: 7,609 Themes: Unknown Sites using Platform (% of top million sites): 2.7 SEO Strength (Out of Box): 4 Star Installation : 1 Moderation: 1 Overall use: 2
Drupal is perfect for business requiring fairly large scale Websites. Competent staff can easily scale this CMS to requirements/ maintain the site.
Core Versions: 7 Average Update Frequency: Since v4.3, every 36 days Plug-ins: 8,039 Themes: 885 Sites using Platform (% of top million sites): 1.6 SEO Strength (Out of Box): 4 Star Installation : 3 Moderation: 3 Overall use: 3
Like Drupal, Joomla is perfect for business sites and is easily scaleable. Use of many CMS-independent components allows for handling of more user-specific tasks.
Core Versions: 3 Average Update Frequency: Every 17.8 days Plug-ins: 14,629 Themes: 1,392 Sites using Platform (% of top million sites): 14.3 SEO Strength (Out of Box): 5 Star Installation : 2 Moderation: 2 Overall use: 1
The most popular application out of the three, WordPress was the first CMS specifically designed for blogs, although it can be just as easily customised to serve a business thanks to the plethora of available plug-ins.