Drupal vs dotCMS

Last updated: September 04, 2020

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Drupal
Drupal is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) and content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. Unlike alternatives it's often used for knowledge management and business collaboration. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework.
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dotCMS
Dotcms is an Open Source Content Management System (CMS), built on leading Java technology and open standards. Take the worry out of hosting your own Content Management System (CMS). DotCMS Cloud allows you to get started quickly and scale rapidly to meet your sites' growth. Allowing you to focus on what matters most, your business.
Drupal vs dotCMS in our news:

2020. Acquia launches Digital Experience Platform



Digital experience company Acquia today announced the launch of its new Acquia Open Digital Experience Platform (DXP). The Acquia Open DXP is powered by Acquia Marketing Cloud and Acquia Drupal Cloud, a unified solution that unlocks the value of data and content so organizations can rapidly create new digital experiences. Marketers and developers now have a single, easy-to-use platform to build, personalize, and orchestrate multi-experience customer journeys across all modes of customer interaction, such as touchscreens, chat, voice, and more. In addition to the marketing tools, Acquia Open DXP will make it easier for developers to build Drupal sites with Developer Studio, its integrated development environment (IDE), and Site Factory, its tool for managing and scaling Drupal 9 sites and applications. Moreover, CMS Migrate will make it much easier to move from older versions of Drupal and legacy CMS to the recently released Drupal 9.


2018. dotCMS Launches dotCMS 5.0 – Developed with ‘NoCode’ Philosophy



dotCMS, a leading open-source Java CMS and Customer Experience Management software vendor, has launched their latest version, dotCMS 5.0, adding UI / UX features to improve the author experience, a refreshed Edit Mode, new reporting, as well as enhancements to search and security. Layouts are now tied to the page itself, making it easy to make changes to the layout without having to leave the page editor. New Workflow Builder allows for multiple workflow schemes per content type. Content Type Builder allows drag and drop from a list of fields to build out content types. Adding rows, columns, and changing the order of fields makes it easier to build out new content types, especially forms. A huge improvement to the usability of the platform, containers can be used multiple times on the same page, leading to the decrease in the number of templates and the overall ease of management of templates, layouts and containers. Along with these new drag-and-drop features, dotCMS 5.0 also includes a new reporting module that integrates with Google Analytics to allow businesses to gain insight into their website right from the dotCMS Dashboard. This visualization of your web properties can be customized to show what insights are most important to your business.


2015. Drupal 8 is released



Drupal released the long-awaited Drupal 8.0 platform that includes: in-context, what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editing and previews, content modeling out of the box with entities, fields and views, customization of content pages and even forms and administrative pages via the administrative interface, full translatability and localization out of the box, configuration management for deployment of changes between environments, mobile-first, responsive, HTML5 output, REST-first native web services, enhanced accessibility and WAI-ARIA compliance, modern PHP standards and practices, with integration of libraries such as Composer, Symfony2, Guzzle and Twig, improved front-end performance out of the box, enhanced caching and integration with CDNs and reverse proxies, full compatibility with PHP7, and the PostgreSQL and SQLite databases