This page is intended to weigh the pros/cons between WordPress and Drupal 8. Everyone has their own preferences, however please consider our overhaul objectives when assessing the two platforms and not merely base input on a specific CMS preference. This issue can be used for ongoing discussion
- Cost evaluation: #130 (closed)
- Easier upgrade path than completely changing the CMS (content migration, images/assets, user accounts).
- Provides a more robust content editing experience than Drupal 7, and support for Gutenberg is complete or near completion.
- We rely on Views for many types of listings linked to CiviCRM.
- Immediate costs to migrate appear to be relatively low.
- Drupal 10 will probably be another big upgrade. Should we bite the bullet and switch to a CMS that provides easier upgrades?
- Drupal is not as popular as it used to be (the same could probably be said of WP, except that WP is more popular, but same growth rate).
- Any improvements made will support Drupal 8 functionality parity with Drupal 7.
- Long term maintenance costs are significant.
- Cost evaluation: TODO
- Larger community, more options for page layouts, extensions, etc.
- Easier to use from a content perspective, built-in Gutenberg support, several mature page builders.
- Lower ongoing upgrade costs and lower longer term maintenance costs.
- Any improvements made will support Wordpress functionality parity with Drupal.
- We will need WP developers to help porting over our custom code.
- No 'Views' integration with CiviCRM. There are not that many, but it is probably the biggest argument against WordPress.
- Content migration may be more difficult (though tools do exist that may make this a non-issue)
- Higher security risk. Will likely need different measures in place.