TYPO3 vs Drupal, WordPress and Joomla!

TYPO3 vs. Drupal
Drupal was not developed for use as an Enterprise Web CMS, but as a comprehensive social Community solution. Installing Drupal certainly makes sense if the primary use is a combination of Social Software and a simple Web CMS solution, and thus with a clear focus on the Social Community aspect.

TYPO3 vs. WordPress
Wordpress is primarily a weblog blogging system, principally intended tor the publishing of small websites that are then filled with content in web 2.0 “Community Publishing” style by the active support of user/members or blog staffers.

For even small-scale website projects extensions will need to be installed if a company wishes to base a classic Web CMS with editing functions on WordPress. With a great deal of effort the rather more comprehensive WordPress MU can be installed as a Web CMS, but even this will require the introduction of many plug-ins, not all of which are necessarily compatible, before full functions are available and running. While TYPO3 already carries all the main required functions and features in its basic package, WordPress, in contrast, has to be “upgraded” to reach CMS functionality, a feat akin to converting a light helicopter into a transatlantic plane…

TYPO3 vs. Joomla!
If your aim is to quickly and easily set up a website for a small to medium-sized company, an association or a private individual, Joomla! is certainly a good choice. If, however, you are implementing an Enterprise Web Content Management system and your brief includes unlimited scalability with Multi-Language fallbacks, taking place on several different domains, but managed under a common roof; or if you need complex translation workflows with external agencies, all dealt with through the CMS, then TYPO3 should be your first choice, because many of these business-critical features are already in the standard Basis Pack and only have to be activated, while Joomla! has to be fired up with a cumbersome set of extensions to get the same functionality and even then requires additional adaptation.

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