October 6, 2013
To put it in a nutshell Content Management Systems is a computer program that permits
publishing, editing, and maintenance from a central interface. An example of a content
management system would be creating a library website for parents and children to
information about reading specific literature books.
The site could also be used as a blog to
comment about their reading with a RSS feed.
The necessary steps to start working on a
content management system would be as follows:
dea from the author.
2.)the content manager would design the suggestion.
3.)the content manager would present it to the client for review/approval.
4.)if approved the content manager would publish the metadata on the web server.
5.)the metadata is forwarde
d to a search engine, afterwhich the site is available for viewing.
There are various content management systems on the market. It is important to know what
each system can provide. Equally important is to know what are the individual needs of your
nt. Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress are considered open source content management
and are used worldwide
. They are able to provide publishing, editing, and
maintenance from a central interface.
Comparing the Functions of Drupal, Joomla, and WordP
Drupal does not require a high level server. However
it does have problems with formatting.
The program has a large community of users and developers with highly technical backgrounds.
The features are: access statistics and logging, advanced search
, blogs, book comments,
forums, polls, caching and feature throttling for improved performance, descriptive URLs, mult
level menu system; multi
user content creating editing; OpenID support; RSS
feed and feed aggregator, security; secur
ity and new release update notification; user profiles;
various access control restrictions (user roles, IP addresses, email); workflow tools (triggers and
is the second highly used content management system after WordPress. It
oriented programming techniqu
e and software design pattern. Its features include page
catching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, new flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support
for language internalization. Both Joomla and Drupal can hav
e shopping carts added to their
sites. Joomla is user friendly
and allows you to work in templates. Also you can add new
content or images without requiring html to Joomla to work
. Extensions help extend the ability
of the website. Joomla has five exte
nsions and each manages a specific function. They are
listed as follows:
the largest of all of the extensions. It has two parts
Each time a page loads, one component is called to provide the main page body. Com
the key portion of a page because they are menu driven, and all menu items run as a
are the most advanced of the extensions. When an event is initiated, pluggins that
are registered with the application are executed.
are used to show the main design of the website and the extensions allow users
to make revisions to the site.
the ability to make Joomla flexible requires a module extension, which is linked to
the components so it can display ne
w content or images.
is the an extension that can be either used as a core or as an extension.
is an open source blogging tool and content management system. It features a plug
in architecture and a template system. The remarkab
le attribute that WordPress has is that
users may install and switch between themes.
What You Should Consider as a Web Publishing for Business
with Content Systems
1.)Cost + Support + 5 Years =
The Cost of Ownership
initial software, modules, pluggins, and addons. What is needed and if they
are not free you need to budget.
3.)Can you pay a content manager if the site is hosted in case something goes wrong?
4.)If you install your own software for free but
you receive no official line of help.
5.)Speed of Site
people will visit your site if your site opens quickly.
6.) Consider the cost of a maintenance contract
7.)Try a trial run of a content system management software before final decision.
)Are modules being created by active developers for functionality.
Content Management System Hyperlink References
Denver Public Library
Drupal as a digital library content management system
What us oBiblioOPAC for Joomla
What is Joomla/libraries/cms
Use WordPress to Build Library Websites