WordPress vs. Drupal vs. Joomla! Graphically

I encountered a thread on LinkedIn today that referenced this infographic comparing WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! and found several pieces of data in the graphic to be intriguing and a couple downright surprising.

Most Interesting

  • Joomla! has overtaken Drupal in a number of statistical categories indicating popularity.
  • Drupal is at least twice as expensive to set up and customize as either of its rivals.
  • Average monthly maintenance costs for Drupal are 3-6 times that of the other tools.
  • Both WordPress and Drupal are updated more often than Drupal but not at dissimilar rates between them.

Most Surprising

  • Joomla! has gone through six major revisions in its eight years compared to seven for Drupal in 12 years and only three for WordPress in 10 years.
  • Drupal and Joomla draw nearly the same number of visitors to their main sites each month, just under 30,000. WordPress? 50 million!
  • Joomla! is in use on almost twice as many sites in the top million sites as Drupal, but both are under 3% compared to WordPress’ 14.3%.


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