Compare Joomla and Drupal Terminology

Compare Joomla and Drupal Terminology

Joomla and Drupal are the two most popular and most used content management systems (CMS) in web. Both these CMS are open source ( free to use)  and built on PHP + MySQL. Both these CMS vary significantly in terms of features, capability, flexibility and terminology. Below, is the list to compare Joomla and Drupal Terminology.

Joomla : 

Joomla is an award-winning, open-source CMS (content management system) with over 35 million downloads worldwide and still counting. It has thousands of extensions and designs and is backed by a large community of coders, developers and support staff. Joomla is very versatile, user-friendly and mobile-ready, making it a very sought-after CMS for corporate websites.

Drupal : 

Drupal is open source software maintained and developed by a community of 630,000+ users and developers. Drupal is used to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build online communities, media portal, online store, and more!

 Joomla and Drupal Terminology

  1. Joomla Template is called Theme in Drupal.
  2. Component = Module.
  3. Module = Block.
  4. Mambot/Plugin = Input filter.
  5. Menu-Horizontal = Primary Links
  6. Menu-Vertical = Navigation
  7. Dynamic Content Item = Story
  8. Static Content = Page
  9. Back-end = there is no back-end in Drupal,
  10. SEF = Clean URLs (but some docs refer to SEF, too).
  11. Section = Taxonomy Vocabulary/Term
  12. Section Title = Taxonomy Term (master)
  13. Category = Taxonomy Term (child)
  14. Introtext = Teaser
  15. Maintext = Body (see explanation below)
  16. Pathway = Breadcrumb

Other terms are the same, such as: forum discussion, editor, search, region, comment, subject/title, preview, html tag, view, edit, advertising/banner, log in/log out, profile, avatar, access control, logs, cache, site maintenance, RSS feed, parent-child and snippets.

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