After hours,days,weeks and months of thinking, I finally installed WordPress for blogging and Drupal for the rest of it. I know its not an uncommon scenario, but everything with WordPress seems to be easier.
Let me list the already known facts of why WordPress is better for blogging with an out of the box WordPress install.
Yes, both Drupal and WordPress require you to create a new database and have its login information. So what’s the difference, Drupal being a complicated monster show’s its complication and power with a long installation doc. Drupal supports other databases than Mysql but MySQL seems to be the database that has most support.
Why I chose to blog with WordPress instead of Drupal?
- No need to learn about taxonomy, categories and tags to use it from the beginning. With Drupal you got to learn and configure the taxonomy module to get started.
- Uploading images, to blog posts is automatic and very easy with WordPress whether you use an offline blog upload tool like WLW or even with the built in web editor of tiny MCE. Something, that’s not possible with a default Drupal installation.
- Windows Live Writer(WLW), an offline blog publisher works seamlessly with WordPress. No tweaking necessary to get categories working with WordPress, but Drupal has lots of problems in getting categories and tags to work with WLW.
- WordPress import from other blogging tools work so well and you have options to import from almost any platform. I was able to import easily from www.blogspot.com . The import options don’t require any plugins to be installed in WordPress. Drupal requires external modules to be installed and your options are limited for a direct import. You need to convert to a particular file format, export and then import.
- WordPress gets you going on a fast start with less power, but more ease of use. Drupal with more power and flexibility is more complex, with a not so intuitive user interface.
This is my first blog post with WLW on to my WordPress blog and Drupal site..