Best Content Management System of 2015

//Best Content Management System of 2015

Best Content Management System of 2015

Content management systems (CMS) are a widely used platform type for websites that require the management of large amounts of content. This could be a blog, a website or occasionally an eCommerce store.

The first thing to realize is that the best content management system doesn’t exist. All of them have advantages and drawbacks. We will run through when to use and when not to use the following systems:

  1. WordPress
  2. Joomla
  3. Drupal
  4. Ghost

CMS 1: WordPress

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What it is

WordPress was designed to be a blogging platform, but has evolved to be a solid basis for many applications.

What it can do

  • Manage multiple authors (with permission levels)
  • Manage large databases of content
  • Expand functionality using plugins (e.g. eCommerce)

Advantages

  • Stable and scalable system
  • Well documented
  • Frequent updates
  • Large plugin database
  • Large theme/template database
  • Easy to use for end-users
  • Developer friendly

Disadvantages

  • Needs optimalisation for speed (how to)
  • Security needs to be optimized (how to)

Who uses it

CMS 2: Joomla

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What it is

Joomla started as a form (copy) of Mambo, which was a website management system.

What it can do

  • Manage large databases of content
  • Expand functionality using plugins (e.g. eCommerce)

Advantages

  • Expansive administration panel
  • Large plugin/component database
  • More development options than WordPress
  • Compatible with mySQL and MS SQL

Disadvantages

  • More complex management interface
  • Harder to manage multiple users
  • Plugin compatibility is more complicated
  • Heavier on resources (so slower website)

Who uses it

CMS 3: Drupal

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What it is

Drupal is considered a more advances CMS because it is very developer friendly.

What it can do

  • Multi-user support
  • Expand functionality using community plugins
  • Manage blogs, forums, comments, polls and more

Advantages

  • Very flexible functionality
  • Advanced administrator tools
  • Developer friendly
  • Widely used and documented

Disadvantages

  • More complex management
  • Less user friendly
  • Higher load and thus slower load times

Who uses it

CMS 4: Ghost

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What it is

Ghost is a relatively new (2012) blogging platform built do do blogging only.

What it can do

  • Manage blogging content
  • Manage multiple users

Advantages

  • User friendly
  • Single purpose

Disadvantages

  • Not versatile
  • No plugin database

Who uses it

  • Nasa
  • Bitcoin
  • Envato

 

 

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