Drupal Vs Wordpress for blogs







    Single/Group blog/site

    Single or Group Blog but with better User Management

    Single person or Group users

    Ease of use

    Little complex at first

    Very Easy to use

    Admin Interface

    Little complex at first

    Very Easy to use



    Not so Good


    Unlimited blocks and very flexible and extendable

    Limited block placement without hacking

    Future growth

    Can be accounted for very easily due to its vast features

    Limited compared to Drupal.

    Customized Design

    If page design is important to you , you want to choose Drupal

    Can customize design but with limitations

    Creating content

    Easy. But image support is not as good, but can be done with installing TinyMCE or FCKEditor

    Very easy. Images can be easily added to the blog

    Managing comments and spam



    Contributed modules

    Huge, Many features available

    Huge, Many features available

    Mulitiple uses

    Yes. Drupal is CMS , Blogging is just one of the features of Drupal

    Mainly a blog Engine.


    Many themes, but not as much as wordpress

    A very huge collection of FREE themes.


    When to use Drupal:

    v     When you want to start with blog and want to extend your website in future

    v     When you want Group or community building

    v     You want control and managebility



    When to use Wordpress:

    v     If you want ease of use and Navigation and easy to learn.

    v     You are only building a single blog with basic features.

    v     You do not plan to expand your blog into a websites


Sometimes I curse the day I discovered drupal. I learned wordpress first and then drupal. Using drupal for a personal blog is like weeding with a nuclear bomb. When you need to beyond that drupal is perfect but the learning curve is super steep.
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I'm not much into drupal's technicals yet, but I can tell this is a fair comparison. I'm using modx,drupal and wordpress regularly and modx is way more technical and extensible than both drupal and wordpress. Wordpress is total crap in extensibility, but it's so easy for new users and you can't ignore it. Drupal so far stays in the middle for me - more flexible than WP and not that tech oriented as modx it can be called the golden middle in a way :)

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They aren't in the same category.
WordPress: simple, less features, just blogging ...
Drupal: more complex, lot of features (blogging too, but also forums, galleries ...), powerful templating system - themes (live demo at themegarden.org)

If you need more than a simple blogging platform, drupal is better choice.

Software Library

Drupal is still struggling with the image uploading question, and also lack of a wide selection of themes. For the casual user, being able to search the web and see thousands of gorgeous themes ready to go, Wordpress ends up as the winner. Of course we're trying to help change that too by showing that Drupal themes can be beautiful :)

Nice comparison but I'm using blogger right now. Is there any Blogger vs. Drupal comparison?

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I think "little complex at first" is an understatement. Drupal is extremely complex and it's not at all ready to use for blogs out of the box. Installing FCKEditor is not easy and without that you can't add images to your posts.
I switched to wordpress. My experience: