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 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 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
Template is called
Theme in Drupal.
- Component = Module.
- Module = Block.
- Mambot/Plugin = Input filter.
- Menu-Horizontal = Primary Links
- Menu-Vertical = Navigation
- Dynamic Content Item = Story
- Static Content = Page
- Back-end = there is no back-end in Drupal,
- SEF = Clean URLs (but some docs refer to SEF, too).
- Section = Taxonomy Vocabulary/Term
- Section Title = Taxonomy Term (master)
- Category = Taxonomy Term (child)
- Introtext = Teaser
- Maintext = Body (see explanation below)
- 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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