View Full Version : Drupal? DNN? Joomla?
2008-07-17, 04:39 PM
Now that Frontpage has gone the way of the dodo bird, I'm investigating alternative web publishing products. I'm not sure I'm sold on Microsoft's new product given my frustrations with FrontPage.
Does anyone know the difference between Drupal, DNN and Joomla? Would these give me the ability to have a quick-and-dirty website with some customization available? Do any of these integrate with WordPress blogs? And which OS do they work on?
Which do you think is best?
Thanks in advance!
Drupal and Joomla are written in PHP, and DotNetNuke is written in ASP.NET. We have automated installers for all of them from our control panel. For our hosting plans, Drupal and Joomla will run on your Linux hosting account (so Basic, Premium or Pro plans), and DotNetNuke will run on your Windows account (so Premium or Professional plans only).
There is a bit of a learning curve with any CMS - and of course it will vary from product to product. Our installer will get you up and running quickly, but you still have to configure your site, build in all your content, customize the look and feel, configure user accounts, and all that fun stuff. But the idea is that you can set this up and users who don't have that kind of knowledge can still contribute content to the site.
My recommendation would be to pick any CMS that has a good user community with a lot of development going on. That way you're more likely to find plug-ins, add-ons, themes, as well as help from the community to make your site work the way you want it to and to look unique. So in order to decide what's best for you, you might have to try a few of them out and see what suits you.
2008-07-27, 12:25 PM
Thanks for that advice. I've installed Drupal and will begin the learning curve on that.
2011-03-15, 09:44 AM
Here is an article about Joomla vs Drupal. Hope it helps: