Back when content management systems were taking over the web landscape slowly but surely, the fight looked like a war with 3 major participants. Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress were all about equal and they all had their own merits. However, one kept getting better and better.
Joomla has been around for about 10 years, it was a good open-source content management system. But it had lots of technicalities and it wasn’t a fit for a beginner. I’m sure it had its perks like you could create overrides with a little know-how but WordPress is more user-friendly.
WordPress, the only CMS with a corporate backing started to emerge as the go-to CMS for all basic and content websites. For good reason. It is easy to use, has a very loyal fan base and continues to evolve beautifully with the changing web landscape.
Drupal 8 has been getting a lot of buzz recently. But Drupal has already receded from the minds of developers as a platform that was innovative in 2007.
Drupal 8 claims to be less clunky, more universal, and faster. That is great, but the truth is, it’s too late. WordPress has won the CMS battle, and a platform of the past is not the one to take the crown.
What’s really important to note is that WordPress won’t be around forever. Just like the Roman empire before it, WordPress will get comfortable and a new competitor will start to eat away market share. It’s just a matter of time.
But sorry Drupal lovers, 8 won’t solve the market share problem. Drupal will stay niche, until it too, is no longer relevant.