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Comparison Of WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, LifeRay, Expression Engine & Typo3

A content management system (CMS) is used to manage the digital content. It helps users create content, manage and modify it on their websites according to their needs. CMS is easy to use and a user can operate it without having technical knowledge. The competition between different CMS is very high nowadays and it is difficult to choose the best CMS for your website. Below is a comparison chart for Top-rated CMS for you to better understand their features and help you choose the most reliable CMS to manage your digital content.

CMSWordPressJoomlaDrupalLifeRayExpression EngineTypo3
Number of Websites Built75 Million2.8 Million1.1 Million10K – 15K2.4K5K – 10K
Downloads160 Million75 Million25 Million20K9 Million
Market Share58.4%7.2%4.8%Less than 1%Less than 1%1.5%
Free Themes3000+1000+2000+100+
Free Plugins44K5K26K1500+
Software CostFREE (Open Source)FREE (Open Source)FREE (Open Source)FREEFree & PaidFREE (Open Source)
Updates Frequency40 Days36 Days30 Days30 Days60 Days60 Days
Best Used ForIdeal for fairly simple websites. i.e blogging,  news site and anyone looking for easy to manage website. Add-ons make it easy to extend the website functionalityJoomla allows you to build the website with more content and structure flexibility than WordPress, with fairly easy and intuitive usage. It is best for social networking sitesFor complex, advanced and versatile sites. for sites that require complex data organizations. for community platforms sites with multiple usersMainly used to enable corporate extranet and intranet. It is also described as a web application framework or content management framework.Mainly used for small and individual websitesTYPO3 is an enterprise CMS. It is specially designed for publishing digital content
Best for WebSite TypeNewbie, Professional, Business, and eCommerceProfessional, Business and eCommerceProfessional, Business and eCommerceProfessional and BusinessSmall Business and IndividualsProfessional and Business
Ease of UseFairly simple to useSomewhat simple to use but hard from WordPressNot easy to use, requires professional knowledgeNot an easy CMSNot an easy CMSNot so easy to manage
CustomizationHighly customizableLess customizableHighly customizableLess CustomizableCustomizable to some extentCustomizable to some extent
SecurityLess secure, but there are plugins that make it secureSecure to some extent as compared to WordPressHighly securedSecure to some extentSecure platformBuilt-in security features
ArchitectureFairly simple architectureComplex architectureComplex architectureComplex architectureComplex architecture
SupportEasily availableCommunity supportCommunity supportVery limitedLimitedLimited
PerformanceModerateGoodExcellentGoodSlowGood
Search Engine OptimizationBuilt-in support for SEONot good in terms of SEOHas built-in SEO support  but less than WordPressDoes not have built-in supportNo built-inn supportNo Built-in support
Multisite SupportYesNoYesNoNoYes
ScalabilityEasy to ScaleLess scalableEnterprise level scalabilityScalable with the help of plugins and extensionsLittle scaleableScaleable
IntegrationIntegratable to 700+ platformsIntegratable to 100+ platformsIntegratable to 200+ platformsIntegratable with different portals with REST, SOAP and RSSNo information availableNo information available
Language UsedPHPPHPPHPJavaPHPPHP
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