We always get the question, Is it better to build my website with Drupal or WordPress? and always our answer is the same: it depends.
Let’s talk about when it will be a good idea to use Drupal for your next project or not.
Drupal is a full fledged content management system, that is used by some of the biggest companies and websites in the world. It has a world class security, and features. You can build virtually any web app with Drupal, but in some cases it might not be a good idea.
If you are building a website for your company profile, and portfolio. You will find a lot of high quality themes for this type of websites. No need to go through the hassle of setting up, and configuring Drupal when you can use WordPress easily.
What if you need to build an online store, well this is an easy one. WordPress has a great ecommerce plugin called woocommerce and it has a lot of free and premium extensions to help you build a full featured online store, some of these plugins are dokan for multi vendor store support, dynamic pricing, points and rewards, and more. Woocommerce also has a lot of great looking themes that you can use to build virtually any online store Pegs Web Egypt is a professional web design company in Egypt offers professional website design & WordPress solutions. On the other hand Drupal has Drupal Commerce, it is a great plugin but it lacks a lot of plugins, and themes support. It is also a bit harder than woocommerce.
Ok now to the fun part, when it will be better if you use Drupal for your website?
If you want to build some complex websites, some example of some complex websites and web apps are a membership websites where you need a lot of account types, each account type needs different permissions and access control settings. It also might get a little more complex if you need to build any community for this membership site. Drupal offers a better account access control, and a more logical data structure.
Also if you are looking for security, Drupal has much better security as it’s plugins are made with quality in mind using the best coding practices. Drupal id use by some Governmental websites which proves it is a very secure platform. Also Drupal is built with performance in mind, so if you are looking for a fast loading website, i think Drupal will be for you. It has built in caching system.