Drupal was our preferred CMS for many years. But a handful of things started to bug me.¹ So 4 years ago I sought out another CMS to use for our content-driven projects.
Since we’re primarily a PHP agency, I limited my research to a PHP CMS. Initially, I considered static site generators to maximize front-end performance & ditch the database. But due to the dynamic nature of our projects, going completely file-based wasn’t realistic.
In this talk I’ll cover:
- criteria I used to select our new go to CMS
- quick review of Craft CMS core concepts
- comparison with Drupal
- where Drupal still shines
Who wins in a Drupal vs Craft cage match? Well I’m not really going to bash Drupal (too much). Drupal has a warm spot in my cold developer heart. And Craft isn’t perfect, it also has its shortcomings. So if you want to learn about a recent PHP CMS from the perspective a Drupal developer then attend my session.
¹ I’ll discuss my pain points in the talk. You might be very familiar with most of them!