PrestaShop vs. Drupal

PrestaShop vs. Drupal

Drupal entered the ecommerce business 20 years ago, making it the oldest PrestaShop competitor.

I have used Drupal for my ecommerce business but decided to go back to PrestaShop after a few years.

In this article, I will introduce the most significant Drupal weaknesses and why I chose PrestaShop instead.

Similarities Between PrestaShop And Drupal

Both are open source ecommerce solutions, meaning that both are free. You only pay for hosting and additional custom needs: themes and plugins.

Both platforms are multilanguage and support multiple currencies. In addition, it can be customized with large amounts of themes and plugins.

Drupal Is Dying

If you look into Drupal vs. PrestaShop Google Trends, you will see that Drupal is dying.

PrestaShop vs. Drupal Google Trends
PrestaShop vs. Drupal Google Trends

That is not true because Drupal was never very popular. It is an excellent platform overall but never reached popularity like PrestaShop.

Ecommerce Drupal vs. PrestaShop

I reviewed Wordpress vs. PrestaShop before and noted that these two are very different things - blog platform and ecommerce platform.

The same is with Drupal vs. PrestaShop. Drupal is CMS (Content Management System), and PrestaShop is an ecommerce platform. So to have purchased in your Drupal - you would have to install some addon or even hire a developer to do that.

For content management, Drupal is great, but from my own experience - WordPress would be better for SEO, and it is a more up-to-date system.

Drupal has never been popular. The current count of sites using Drupal is about 5k. And almost 250k sites are using PrestaShop. That is a 50x difference.

Support of PrestaShop vs. Drupal

When talking about ecommerce, most customers want to have some support for their questions for the first few years. That is because they usually face custom questions like tax or custom workflows handling.

This is the biggest weakness for Drupal - they don’t offer support.

PrestaShop offers support, but that one is paid.

Fortunately, both platforms have official forums where you can ask your questions.

SEO Of Drupal vs. PrestaShop

Drupal has fundamental SEO management. However, PrestaShop is more advanced when talking about SEO. I have PrestaShop marketing blog category where you can explore for more tips.

Sitemap building, meta title and description building, Open Graph data, responsive theme, and more could be found only in PrestaShop.

Conclusion

I have compared more platforms to PrestaShop, see comparison blog category.