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Which Content Management System?

By Edited May 21, 2016 1 1

There is no need to learn HTML, CSS or JavaScript to get your website running. Now days there are better tools out there to make your website. Don't spend your money on expensive software such as Dreamweaver or Microsoft expressions. There is no need to pay for a Content management system; there are communities out there that have them for free. Maybe some of you are familiar with them; the most popular ones are Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress. This is freely available to everyone and they don’t cost you a penny, unless of course you want to donate. Which I would recommend to anyone that is using any kind of open source. You don't need to be an expert to install them in a server; some hosting companies out there offer a script that installs them automatically. They are not hard to install all you have to do is to follow the instructions, but it can be scary if you are not familiar with building your website but give it a try and see that it's not that hard to do. I am going to give you an overview of three CMS That I mention before.


Lets first start with Joomla, this CMS is a very reliable I have been using it for a couple of years now. I use it mostly for building websites that have a lot of content; I also use it because it’s easier to keep track of dynamic content. Joomla can also be used for static content but I would. This has a variety of plug-ins and modules that expand everything that it does. It also has a very robust community; they are there if you run into any trouble. Some of the down side to using joomla is that it can be hard to learn in the beginning it has a bigger learning curve but once you have it there are so many powerful things that you can do with this CMS. It can also slow you website if you over use the plug-ins that it has to offer, so always keep in mind that the more plug-ins you have the slower your website is going to become.


Drupal is another great CMS, it is similar to Joomla. It loads much faster than Joomla when using the plug-ins. It's not a lot but still if people don't like to wait too long for the site to load. Drupal doesn't have as much variety when it comes to the plug-ins that they offer. It is big but not as big as that of Joomla. If you think that Joomla is hard to learn then Drupal is not for you. Talking from personal experience it is much harder to learn the way Drupal works than that of Joomla

Wordpress is mostly known for a blogging platform but it can be used as a CMS. During the past years it is moving toward the CMS realm and maybe one day it will get there. While some people don't like it because of the limitations that it has it is one of the easiest to learn. It has many plug-ins and a great community. I personally used it just for blogging but there are some people out there that used as a CMS and why not the learning curve is really small.


Mar 26, 2011 4:47am
The best thing about Wordpress is its flexibility. I am successfully running two article directories, a social bookmarking site and a couple of blog. All powered by Wordpress.
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