What CMS is best

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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 6 months ago)

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What CMS is best

For your business

About us

dotAgency


Full service digital marketing agency


London based with International support


Service hub of the
dotDigital

Group


Clients include:


dotDigital

Group


Over 4,500
clients and agencies


Over 180 staff and growing


PLC
trading on the AIM market


Established
over 12
years, profitable since inception



Open source VS Proprietary


Open Source


Permits users to study, change or improve
the software



Developed by the public in a
collaborative manner


Benefits Of Open Source


No licencing fee’s


Flexibility


Benefit from a world of wisdom


East to find developers to work on them


Not stuck with staying with 1 vendor


Negatives Of Open Source


No direct support


Security risks


Documentation


Implementation costs

Proprietary


Permits users to study, change or improve
the software


Developed by the public in a
collaborative manner


Benefits
Of Proprietary


Support


Setup


Negatives Of
Proprietary


Licencing fee’s


Developer availability


Tied to one vendor


Joomla



Joomla


Joomla


Joomla


Joomla


Quick and simple setup


Simple and easy management


Limits what can and cannot be edited


Extension library allows flexibility

Joomla

benefits


Maybe a little to simple for larger sites


Content editing is old and dated


Although they have extensions what's it’s
true capabilities


It’s slow


Architecture is fairly archaic

Joomla

negatives

Drupal


Drupal


Drupal


Drupal



Quick and simple setup


Ideal for blog heavy sites


Amazing SEO capabilities


Great permission flexibility


Good scalability

Drupal benefits


Not suitable for sites that are more than
a blog


A lack of themes so a custom design is
your only serious option

Drupal negatives

Wordpress


Wordpress


Wordpress


Wordpress



Quick and simple setup


Ideal for blogs but also basic sites


Great selection of themes to get your site
started


Extension library allows flexibility


Great SEO with the correct extensions

Wordpress benefits


It is built as a blogging engine so not yet
ideal for larger sites


SSL is not built in so needs to be
developed


Multi site management is new and not
100% perfect

Wordpress negatives

Umbraco


Umbraco


Umbraco


Umbraco


Umbraco Benefits


Complete flexibility


Robust


Quick development


Any
.Net

developer can use it


Admin tailored to your needs not the CMS





.Net

hosting can be expensive


It’s the new kid on the block


You need technical knowledge to get it up
and running


Umbraco negatives

So, to recap…


Understand your business requirements before
picking the CMS


Decide if security of proprietary is more important
than flexibility


Try before you buy


Ask the people who are going to be using it daily


Seek for advice if your still unsure

What CMS is best

For your business


Q&A