Which Content Management System (CMS)? Drupal, Word Press

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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“Which Content Management System
(CMS)?


Drupal, Word Press . . .”

by Dene Grigar

Spring 2012 Tech 101 Series

Spring 2012 Tech 101 Series

Spring 2012 Tech 101 Series

Web Development

Hand
-
Coded


HTML, CSS

PHP, MySQL

CMS



WordPress

Drupal

Joomla!

GUI, WYSIWYG

Web Authoring

Tools



Dreamweaver

Front Page

iWeb

HTML

CMS is a system that allows a user to control
the development of content, as well as the
management of the structure and work flow of
that content, from a main site.

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Wikipedia’s listing of CMSs

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A better list of CMSs

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1. Easy access and development of content

2. Decentralized maintenance

3. Designed with non
-
technical content authors in mind

4. Configurable access restrictions

5. Consistency of design is preserved

6. Navigation is automatically generated and adjusted

7. Content is stored in a database

8. Dynamic content

9. SEO enhanced, mobile ready, browser safe


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Advantages to Using a CMS

1. Constant need to update to new versions

2. Need to update to stay ahead of online hackers possess a strong
server if you work with it

3. Need for a robust server to have access to your own site and to
ensure that site runs smoothly

From “Content Management System Software,”
http://www.contentmanagementsystemsoftware.net
/

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Disadvantages to Using a CMS