I work on different Open Source Content Management Systems, and I really do like the Systems mentioned here…
But when it comes to the Administration panels there is a lot of difference:
The Joomla CPanel:
The WordPress Administrator Panel:
The Typo3 Administrator Panel:
And The Drupal Administrator Panel:
O, No, that is not the Right one..
So again The Drupal Administrator Panel:
I Guess You see the point I am trying to make…
Drupal is the Only system that standard changes the Administrator Theme to Match you Site Theme.
And yes, I know you can choose a standard Administrator Theme Panel that does not change with the Site Theme.
But what I really like about Joomla, WordPress en Typo3 is the consistency (not always logical) of the Administrator and Publishers website workplace.
Once you get it, you always know where to find the stuff you need to change.
With Drupal I am always searching, trying to find where that function was, how to put content in, how to change the Meta-descriptions etc…
For the True Drupal adapt, this might seem strange, but what I really would like is a standard Control Panel in Drupal!
A Standard Drupal Controle Panel
It doesn’t need to have icons, WordPress doesn’t have icons, but please put the stuff on the same place every time..
Give it a standard panel that doesn’t change with the Website Theme!
Why? Because I think it would be better for managing the site from the back-end.
It would be easier to write manuals for webmasters en that in return will make it easier for newbies to work with Drupal.
Drupal is a great Framework for Building Robust websites, so promote it where ever you can, but please give us a Workplace that always looks the same, no choices, just a plain Website Control Panel