A thought on Drupal

After seeing a lot of things “happen” lately in the CMS world and hearing enlightening stories from people (from both users, web managers, developers, and tech enthusiasts alike) who have used Drupal, I cannot help but remember someone saying to me one time, an interesting caveat about the well-beloved open source CMS:

“Drupal is made by developers, FOR developers.”

I’m not sure if this resonates with anyone else, but (and without intentionally starting a huge, evangelical debate) I would be happy to hear anyone’s thoughts about this.

2 Replies to “A thought on Drupal”

  1. Doy you know if there is any CMS system that can integrate forum posts neatly into the frontpage? I mean forum posts can be displayed in the web portal page like posts in a blog.

  2. I’d agree Drupal has a much steeper learning curve for non-developers (than say, WordPress… especially in terms of skinning or themeing… and the backend/admin is not as slick as WordPress, so it’s also harder to figure out how to customise/organise things… but I think it is much better for building more complex websites than WordPress – Views and CCK (modules) are must have addons for Drupal for this purpose! These give it a much better system for custom fields than (in my experience) WordPress.

Thoughts?