In this post I'm trying to make a comparison between website development in Drupal VS WordPress
I avoid choosing a side and trying to be systematic with lots of long-term looking.
Pretty much the same with a propensity for Drupal. That is, the site will actually be cheaper in the end, in Drupal.
Of course with reference to the required level.
Site construction costs
Cheaper in Drupal - the ability to create content types, entities, entity relationships, permissions, roles, version management, alerts - all are part of the Drupal core and have almost unlimited capabilities. WordPress does not have these options at its core, so it will take much longer to develop them.
Quite identical though WordPress may have issues of design limitation.
This is due to situations where, in terms of architecture, components must be purchased that dictate their visibility on the site. For example, a calendar, a shopping cart, etc. While in Drupal everything is generic and configurable from scratch with relative ease.
Design implementation costs
However, there is a significant difference to be noted.
The Drupal design kit design code is completely separate from the site and database settings.
This offers several benefits:
Design changes, even small ones are easily made .
Change design, front, to React / Angular are more conveniently.
Adding / removing fields from the front is easier and more flexible .
The cost of complex developments
This refers to development outside of downloadable components.
However, here are also a few points:
The Drupal API is much more convenient to use, more documented and more enabled.
To achieve the complexity and quality of the site, we will need to buy quite a few components and change their code. This is requires more code work.
Both systems are excellent and equipped with great SEO.
On the face of it, WordPress has a slight advantage due to a number of known components, however, when you look at the subject with more professional eyes, things aren't really that way.
What comes out of the box?
Drupal comes with a number of critical SEO elements out of the box. The advantage with kernel components is that they pass a security update along with the kernel which keeps the system functioning properly and the database, valuable in this case, is maintained.
For example, a situation where a separate component undergoes a security update but does not maintain its values can be serious data loss.
What's out of the box in Drupal?
Metatag. Includes already page title, page description, og: graph, canonical and many more options. In addition, because in Drupal everything is generic / dynamic / manual.
Automatic Paths - Can be manually overridden on any page.
Full RDF support.
Caching mechanism for all entities - Performance is a critical factor in site promotion.
WordPress has the famous Yoast component. The truth is that Drupal also exists and we even tested it a little deeper and it works great!
His new version that will probably be released in a month or so will even be the same as WordPress but is already worked great .
The way WordPress SEOs are used is more friendly, though not in the rough and certainly not the way one gets used to it.
Important note about Yoast
Once again the matter of unique development. In both WordPress and Drupal, Yoast is designed to work only with the main body of the field, to which the content of the page is fed.
In the archive of the new site 99% will have more fields that hold content and are displayed on the page and we would like Yoast to be reviewed as well. The intended version of Drupal is going to support that, and we can already do it on the new site, even before it's published. In WordPress this is the impossible limit
I wrote a post about it, long ago. Welcome to read. Much has not changed on the subject.
To sum up, Drupal enjoys continuous growth due to its flexibility as a basis for building ,customized business solutions.
The only downside is that Drupal needs a senior developer to build a site.
But, ambitious web projects, required a senior developer anyway, and Drupal gives wider foundation for expansion and growth with powerful tools and easier development and maintenance