Everyone is looking for a CMS that meets their own individual needs, and two of the bigest players are Drupal and WordPress. Where WordPress is seen as a more simplified tool for the professional blogger, Drupal offers a more robust set of tools and features that would be more commonly attributed with a “professional website”. So naturally Drupal is far behind WordPress in total number of downloads… wait, what?
When I first compose an article, the first thing I open up is MS Word. It’s basic, user-friendly, and has all the features I want to begin my article. This, too, is the case for WordPress. For day to day publications, the simple elegance of WordPress’ “What You See Is What You Get” editor can create a feeling of confidence that your members are going to experience your content just as you intended. Hence, Wordpress is often the go-to because of its simplicity and user-friendliness.
Here are some other reasons WordPress has such an impressive following:
A software like Drupal can feel more complicated to use, but that’s what allows it to be a more diverse tool. But, with great diversity comes great cost; a cost in both time and money. And with the trend leaning toward cutting costs, are you really getting enough added value to make using a Drupal-based platform worth it?
So how can an association take advantage of the power of Drupal while maintaining the ease of WordPress? eSuiteTools features a set of modules that fit your organization’s needs and can create a user experience that delights your members and staff alike. eSuite Tools also offers a patented “Drag and Drop” editor that bridges much of the divide.
For the association, the most important takeaway from this is: don’t just look for a technology provider to throw you an out-of-the-box CMS. Look for one who offers not only the right tools for the job but one who can guide you through the use of those tools, too.
“Associations have struggled in the past to be on the cutting edge of technology. However, as technology evolves, it has become easier for associations to meet their member’s digital needs. We have been hard at work to give associations the tools they need to be successful in the competitive association arena.” – Vicki Tortorelli – CEO System Solutions Development