Of the more than 100 million domains crawled by Acquia, over 7.5 million (7.5%) of them host a CMS. Of these domains, WordPress is by far the behemoth with 53.3% of coverage. Drupal clocks in at 5.6% of domains with a CMS.
With a 10 fold lead in usage, WordPress is the biggest competitor for mindshare that Drupal faces. WordPress enjoys a reputation as a user-friendly, easy-to-theme platform. As WordPress deepens in complexity, so too does the required expertise of its developers. And whereas it was once a platform for bloggers, the 3.0 release shifts its strategic focus in the direction of enterprise level support. In the session we will compare the 3.0 release of WordPress to Drupal 7 and compare their respective features in terms of level of effort required to utilize them effectively.
As the major developers and advocates of Drupal, we must take stock of WordPress' success, learn from its innovations and fight the outdated reputation that Drupal has little to offer to designers and themers. This session will offer specific talking points that you can adopt to convince clients that Drupal is the ideal platform.
Freelance Drupal developers and shops who specialize in Drupal theming.