Wednesday, June 4, 2008
I recently evaluated ExpressionEngine for viability as a CMS replacement for Drupal. ExpressionEngine (EE) is a commercial CMS tool built on PHP and mySQL by EllisLab. A client of ours was attracted to its clean interface, built-in features, and expandability.
I was impressed by the well-designed UI and the flexibility of EE’s templating engine. There are definitely lessons the Drupal community can learn from their attention to detail. In fact, as I explored the EE support forums, I discovered a great deal of antagonism towards Drupal — to my surprise, it wasn’t based on features or learning curve, but on the idea that Drupal is insecure.
In the forums, comments such as this were common whenever Drupal or other CMS systems were brought up for comparison: