What is a CMS?
A content management system (CMS) is an application that allows you to create, edit, and publish content of your website. You can create and update pages, posts and other types of content like images/videos and mange the content in your own way.
You can able to change the design of the site through the admin panel which allow you to customize the website by Drag and drop interface elements in different locations on the screen- no need to write codes and scripts in most cases.
CMS Features & Benefits
- Easy Administration
- Integrated and online help
- Powerful Publishing Tools
- Modularity and extensibility
- SEO-friendly URLs
- Templating support for changing designs
- Social Media Integration
- Detailed Analytics
- Authorized Access
- Multi-lingual Support
Which Content Management System is Right?
The answer is depends on your business needs or your website’s purpose. There are lots of Content Management Systems available, but the most popular are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. They are open source CMS engines.
Let’s analyze these open source CMS platforms:
|WordPress||WordPress is free and user friendly CMS platform.Wordpress gives you complete control of your website. It gives you access to a huge collection of plugins to extend your website. Being an open-source platform, WordPress is attractive to potential hackers. Most of the wordpress themes contain a lot of unnecessary generic code. This can decrease the speed of the site and cause slow load times.|
|Joomla!||Joomla is a free and open source content management system for publishing web content. It allows you to build powerful online applications.Admin interface is powerful but also user-friendly and easy to customize.Joomla offers free video training classes.|
Joomla! is more complex than WordPress.If you want extra features on your website, Joomla may not be the best CMS choice.It has limited marketplace for additional modules and add-ons.
|Drupal||Drupal is one of the most secured Content Management Systems.It has advanced administrator controls and provides flexible and robust content creation.|
Drupal is not an user friendly platform.It required advanced programming knowledge to use and customization.As far as scalability and efficiency, Drupal is a long ways behind than WordPress.Installing Drupal also requires some technical skill.