Why Drupal and Joomla! Suck

Top ten reasons why Drupal and Joomla! suck:

  1. They are way too easy to install and configure.
  2. They are excellent at managing content.
  3. One does not have to give anyone their credit card information to download them.
  4. They have way too many 3rd party extensions, especially Joomla.
  5. They have communities that are way too large and, on the whole, much too friendly and helpful.
  6. They are easy to write templates/theme for (although some may give Joomla! the edge here).
  7. They have forums where users can ask and answer questions.
  8. They have semi-decent documentation
  9. They have created a service industry around them, e.g., selling templates, themes and extensions, building web sites, providing ongoing operations and maintenance support, etc.
  10. They have provided shining examples of the benefits of open source software development.


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Glad it helped.

Lol, great post. You nailed it.

I keep thinking about how the lack of in-depth templating and theming information hurts both Joomla! and Drupal.

You forgot about 50,000 other reasons... http://www.bing.com/search?q=joomla+"hacked+by"

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.  Nobody's perfect, least of all me! BTW, you forgot to include these additional 4,000 or so reasons: ;-)

Good point... I would say that's at least 40,000 reasons to switch over to Drupal...

Nice one, HarryB!