Posted to Ben Finklea's blog on June 5th, 2009

Drupal vs. eZ Publish

When it comes to crowning the king of content management systems, the debate is always heated and someone goes home with a sore thumb. Agree to disagree, as they say. What people can agree on is that different content management systems have their strengths and, given the context of the project, may be better fits than others. The SEO-hungry folks here at Volacci are firm believers in Drupal’s CMS, the little blue man in the suit. But to be fair, let’s take a look at how Drupal and it’s competitor, eZ Publish, compare side by side.

eZ Publish eZ Publish is a content management (eco)system that doesn’t lack in sophistication. It is backed by a commercial entity, eZ Systems, whose open source format boasts of being the world’s largest Open Source Content Management software company. The strengths of eZ Publish include a flexible admin, which allows the user a simple approach to content management with a toolbar, or a heavily featured administrative back office, commercial support with extensions that allow easy implementation of workflow. eZ Publish also has invested a great deal in their web publishing space to meet the needs of online publishers. Their eZ Flow add-on allows the sophisticated content controls that anyone in the management position would appreciate. 
Unfortunately, eZ Publish doesn’t have as strong social media or community features and is more difficult to implement extensions. To be fair, eZ Publish is coming out of a strong restructuring and active development phase from last year. Drupal Drupal has many strengths, including the aforementioned social media and community features to allow a high level of UGC that it can handle. Drupal has amazing admin controls and modules that can allow any member of the content team to independently contribute from any approved station. Drupal also offers an extensive library of customizable modules for rapid prototyping and implementation. Their features tend to be very fast and always ready to hit their energetic community with familiarity. Drupal also encourages its highly engaged community to take their tools and customizing them ever more. Innovation helps drive Drupal’s success as a insanely popular content management system. When you are choosing the content management system for your company, client or project, be sure to do your homework. Find the CMS that fits your need and skill level. Drupal is a great CMS for any project, from a personal blog to a corporate site. If you need some help or advice, don't hesitate to contact us. Volacci is the leading Drupal SEO company and very passionate about your online success. Volacci.® Your Profit. Our Passion.