CMS Defined and Explored

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CMS Defined and Explored


CMS

stands for

Content Management System


and
that is exactly what it does. It
facilitates easy content
administration

on a blog or

website


and
offers

a wellspring

of
benefits
.
Essentially, one logs
-
in

to
their

website
using a

web browser
; a
dditional
software
is
not required.

Editing is done with a pseudo
-
word processor interface;
and
once the changes have been saved, the website is updated immediately.


Aside from the ability to add,
edit,
and
delete
pages with ease, a CMS af
fords the user
the capability to insert images; and add audio, video and PDF files to the

website
. In
addition, CMS makes it possible to

edit the
sites navigation, build

links to other websites

and pages, and create or edit photo galleries and forms
.
A con
tent management system
offers
the user
a great deal of control.


There
are

web

content management systems

that are

available free of charge
,

but
they
will have that cookie
-
cutter look which isn’t very interesting.

T
emplates
will help jazz
them up a bit, but CMS web design is required in order to personalize the site with a
company logo, and truly make it your own.

Now, which CMS is right for
you?

Drupal v. Joomla

v. Wordpress


Drupal:

Not for the Dim Bulb

Despite the fact th
at php development knowledge and the ability to configure servers
were essential,

Drupal

ha
d (mystifyingly)

earned the reputation

for being
a

developer
-
friendly CMS
.”

Until recently,

dealing with Drupal required the user to hand
-
code every
component of
the website. There was not a WYSIWYG editor available

to
assist
.
In
short, Drupal
-
users

were

engaging

with an extremely

complex
instrument

in order to
create a website.

However,
when

Drupal 7

arrived on the scene
,
everything

changed.

Drupal
is now one
of
the most
user
-
friendly CMS
’s

on the market
.
With state
-
of
-
the
-
art m
odules such as
Webform
,
Views
and Panels, creating a website has become a breeze for the end user.
Further advancement is predicted for
the

modules

in
future

Drupal

releases
.

One could say that
Drupal is
basically a

framework C
ontent
M
anagement
S
ystem

developed by

and for,

the developer

community
.


Joomla!
:

Non
-
Geek

Nirvana

Joomla!

Which means “all together” in Swahili,

has a
wicked

sharp
appearance
.
It’s

fairly simple to navigate

but can be confusing at times.

Joomla!

is
a

remarkable

CMS
that
drives

numerous

websites, and is in

a state of perpetual
development. If W
ordpress

is
the optimal choice
for

beginners,

and Drupal
is designed with developers in mi
nd,
then
Joomla!

tries

to
accommodate

beginners, developers and designers
. Th
is CMS is
flexible,
customizable
, enjoys

a large community,
and offers a plethora of

templates and
extensions.

Although,

the admin panel
affords the user everything
from publishi
ng articles to
emailing

newsletter
s
,
operating

a
large

website with
Joomla!
can
boggle the mind
.

Wordpress: Super
-
Easy

Generally,
if one is

developing a website that is content
-
rich such as a blog or news site,
Wordpress

is a safe bet.

It is the quintessential platform for content distribution and
publishing.
Wordpress

has a clean interface

and

is
clearly the most popular and user
-
friendly CMS of the
se

three

options
.
However, it does far more than just blogs and news
websites. Wordpress

is in active development
, and that it has a colossal mass of
themes and
plug
-
ins
(some good; some not so good)

to its acclaim.

In contrast, while
Drupal and
Joomla!

are also in active development and have a

community of

dedicated developer
s,

they can’t touch

Wordpress

when it comes to
uncomplicated versatility
.


In conclusion, when designing a website for the un
-
tech savvy
client, or are
in need of a
quick and easy website solution,

Wordpress

is the way to go.
Drupal or
Joomla!

would
clearly
be overkill for a blogger’s website.

If security
is an issue
,
then choose
Drupal or
Joomla!

As well
, if
the website encompasses more than

1
6
,000 pages
,
Drupal
would be
the CMS of choice.


http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web
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-
joomla
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-
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-
is
-
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http://onestoryeveryday.com/wordpress
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-
joomla
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