Compare Joomla and Drupal Terminology
- Component = Module.
- Module = Block.
- Mambot/Plugin = Input filter.
- Menu-Horizontal = Primary Links
- Menu-Vertical = Navigation
- Dynamic Content Item = Story
- Static Content = Page
- Back-end = there is no back-end in Drupal,
- SEF = Clean URLs (but some docs refer to SEF, too).
- Section = Taxonomy Vocabulary/Term
- Section Title = Taxonomy Term (master)
- Category = Taxonomy Term (child)
- Introtext = Teaser
- Maintext = Body (see explanation below)
- Pathway = Breadcrumb
Other terms are the same, such as: forum discussion, editor, search, region, comment, subject/title, preview, html tag, view, edit, advertising/banner, log in/log out, profile, avatar, access control, logs, cache, site maintenance, RSS feed, parent-child and snippets.
- Joomla only supports one Section and one Category for each content, while you can assign Drupal contents to several Sections/Categories.
- Joomla does not support multi-site setups, whereas drupal supports multisite setups.
- Drupal has built-in forum discussion, so you don’t need to install additional modules.
- The term
Blogin Joomla is not same as blog in Internet dictionary. ‘Blog’ term in Joomla is actually a teaser view of contents containing: Title, Introduction and a Read More link. So, in short, ‘Blog’ in Joomla terminology is not ‘Weblog’! If one is asking if Joomla supports a ‘Blog’ by default, then the answer is yes, but with a different meaning.
- Comments on contents are not available in Joomla by default, but Drupal supports comments for all content-types by default.