Choosing the right content management system (CMS) for your utility company’s website can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it’s important to choose one that meets your needs and goals. In this blog post, we’ll compare two popular CMS platforms – WordPress and Drupal – and explain why our stance is that WordPress is the clear winner for electric cooperatives and other utility organizations as they plan their next web design project.
WordPress: The Foundation of the Powerful Platform
At Powerful, we’ve built our platform on the foundation of WordPress. Why? Because it’s a powerful and flexible CMS that allows us to create feature-rich websites for our clients. With over 40% of the web powered by WordPress, it’s a trusted and reliable platform that has stood the test of time.
Drupal: A Strong Contender
That’s not to say that Drupal doesn’t have its strengths. It’s a highly customizable platform that offers robust security features and is often the go-to choice for large enterprise-level websites. However, for utility companies looking for a CMS that is easy to use, flexible, and scalable, WordPress is the clear winner.
Ease of Use
When it comes to ease of use, WordPress is the clear winner. With its intuitive and user-friendly interface, it is a breeze to navigate and create content. This is especially true when it comes to the Powerful platform, which uses WordPress at its core. Designed for the typical communicator at a utility organization in mind, the Powerful platform offers a collection of web apps that are built to help generate content quickly and easily, yet consistently. Whether you need to create job posts, rate plans, bids, news stories, or events, the Powerful platform sits on top of WordPress as its engine, making the process easier and more efficient than ever before.
Flexibility and Customization
Another area where WordPress shines is its flexibility and customization options. WordPress offers a range of customization options that allow you to tailor your website to your brand and style. While Drupal is also highly customizable, it can be more difficult to find themes and plugins that work seamlessly together, making it less ideal for utility companies looking to quickly and easily create a custom website.
Both WordPress and Drupal are secure CMS platforms when properly configured and maintained. However, WordPress has taken significant steps to improve security in recent years, and with regular security updates, it’s a safe and secure platform for utility companies to use. It’s important to note that security vulnerabilities can arise from installing unvetted third-party code on either platform, so we recommend only using trusted themes, plugins, and other components. When utilizing the Powerful platform, you are backed by our trusted plugin program to ensure each plugin and snippet of code is rigorously vetted before being integrated into your utility website.
When it comes to choosing a CMS for your utility website, WordPress is the clear winner. With its ease of use, flexibility, and strong security features, it’s the ideal choice for companies looking to quickly and easily create a custom website. And with Powerful’s platform built on the foundation of WordPress, you can rest assured that you’re getting a secure, reliable, and feature-rich website that meets all of your needs.