There are various CMS platforms which are popular and individuals are
confused when selecting the right CMS for their needs. Here is my experience with four of the most popular CMS solutions.
are the four most popular
content management systems (CMS)
you can find online. All four
are open source and built on the PHP + MySQL
platform. They have
different features, capabilities, and customization flexibility. Here is
a strong analysis of each of the CMS platforms.
Magento is actually an open-source e-commerce platform, powering
business websites, from small, local stores and huge international
chains. It is easy to integrate with many third-party sites and shipping
services like FedEx
. It is a particularly feature-rich
platform and comes with built-in SEO
features, delivering online
marketing tools that help buyers to rate and review products. It can
handle multiple stores and can be easily customized. It offers clear
improvements over any of its predecessors and is updated regularly by
designers with support from the large Magento web community.
Joomla is an open-source content management software which incepted from
Mambo. It boasts over 30m downloads and powers sites as Cloud.com,
Linux.com, and the like. It is relatively easy to use with a polished,
flexible and powerful user interface and a strong developer community.
The plugin library is large enough and contains several free to use
plugins and extensions.
It includes components, plugins, templates, modules and languages
through which developers can add several capabilities like dynamic
content and search functions to a web page. It was originally designed as an enterprise-grade CMS and hence can
handle a huge number of articles than WordPress. It has some learning
curve and also lacks SEO capabilities.
Drupal is one of the oldest CMS systems
launched in early 2001. Like
WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is based on PHP-MySQL and extremely
powerful thus being a popular choice for feature rich, websites like National Portal of India
One of the most important advantages of Drupal is that it is
extremely flexible with blogs, backend systems and even enterprise
systems. It is powerful and flexible for developers. Drupal is search
engine friendly and enterprise-friendly with strong version control
features and ability to handle hundreds of thousands of pages of content
with ease. It scales effortlessly and is stable serving thousands of
users on a simultaneous basis. Drupal does have a steep learning curve, lack of free plugins and themes too.
More than 68 million websites utilize WordPress and is one of the most
popular blogging platforms in the world. It hosts multiple authors and
includes a huge plugin library. WordPress' UI is easy to use where any
user can drop a theme, add plugins, and start blogging within some
minutes. It also boasts of strong SEO capabilities. It is highly
flexible and easy to use too. One of its cons is its security since it
is often a target of hackers. Also, it doesn't support old plugins and
has limited design options too.