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  1. donnacha of WordSkill

    Both Drupal and WordPress are wonderful laboratories, owned by all of us.

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  2. Kurt Hansen

    I’m not sure why people would expect them to duke it out. Both have pluses and minuses. If you believe in open source, you have to keep your mind open to the alternatives

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  3. Dave Doolin

    What I never see mentioned these days is the what I recall as the main point of contention between WordPress and Drupal: how the administration interface was handled:
    * WordPress: separate UI for administration.
    * Drupal: nearly identical UI for readers and administrators.
    This turned out to be a lot more important than people realized at the time.

    Having used Drupal & WordPress back in 2005/2006, at the time, it was not at all clear which platform was superior. Frankly, at the time, Drupal really seemed like the way to go.

    There is one other technical detail which may have put WordPress ahead in terms of installed users: schema. The WordPress schema allows very easy updating. I can’t speak about the Drupal schema directly, but I can say that Drupal upgrades (for me, back in the day) were tricky enough that I ended up not updating Drupal for one site.

    Upgrade difficulty is why I no longer run Mediawiki. It might be trivial now, back then it was a major PITA for an inexperienced user.

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  4. Ahsan

    Nice to see them together..
    I think drupal is a bit complicated to use than wordpress.

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  5. Jeffro

    @Dave Doolin – I forgot to mention this tweet where Dries admits that Drupal is paying the price now of not focusing on the UI earlier in the projects life span.

    https://twitter.com/#!/ala_alex/status/122364815468544000

    ala_alex
    Drupal is paying the price now of not paying attention to UI earlier, says @dries #schipulcon

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  6. Pat in Michigan

    Oh yeah, Bromance for sure. :D

    Hey, how come my trackback ain’t here? *Grumble*

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  7. Elliott the web design guy

    Both have their place, they both do very different jobs

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  8. Chip Bennett

    @Pat in Michigan – hey, small world, if this is the same Pat in Michigan who comments at Gateway Pundit!

    Hey, how come my trackback ain’t here? *Grumble*

    I’m not sure Jeff displays pings; that, or he’s about as bad as me regarding actually moderating them!

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