A Look at Different CMSThere are plenty of content management systems (CMS) providing cool features, a great design, ease-of-use and security for your content. But which one do the experts prefer? We took a closer look at three of the most popular CMS sites to get a deeper understanding of their triumphs and shortcomings.
WordPressWordPress is the most popular CMS out there, powering over 60 million websites. It is easy to install, allows for an extensive array of plugins (making it very customizable) and has a reputable support forum that can have your tech questions answered in minutes. It is a great choice for beginners. WordPress does not have the capacity to sustain a larger scale e-commerce operation and it also does not possess enough horsepower to support large volumes of content. The system is best used for small businesses.
JoomlaJoomla, like WordPress, is fully equipped to manage a wide variety of functions thanks to its many extensions. A user registration system and multiple ACL (Access Control List) levels are built into Joomla, which is beneficial for websites that require a ‘Client Area’ or customer login section. Joomla also is great for creative designers who like to frequently change things up on their website, such as adding seasonal or holiday themes. Joomla does limit the amount of extra features you can add to your website. While it offers a solid user experience, it stands in the middle between being an easy, fun and friendly CMS and a complex and design-rich dynamo.
DrupalDrupal has a reputation for excellence. After all, it is the choice CMS of The White House. It takes security seriously, provides scalability, flexibility and imaginative freedom. While Drupal is a designer’s dream, it is not so simple for the average user to crack. Even changing the appearance of the website and adding non-content elements can require some assistance. All three systems offer amazing features and are suitable for different needs. For overall usability and easy management, WordPress is the solution. It offers the best collaboration between developer and user and makes it simple for the user to self-manage their website. Joomla and Drupal can always come into play for more advanced or specific user requests. Response I.T.can help with all three of these CMS solutions. Contact us to discover what we can do for you.
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