A CMS or a Content Management System is used to manage the content of your website without any coding knowledge.
Website content includes text, images, audio or video files etc. You can add, edit or delete website content easily using Content Management System.
Few of the available content management systems are,
- Movable Type
- Cushy CMS
- Radiant CMS
- Frog CMS
There are a lot of Content Management Systems available but, for some of them you need some level of technical expertise. WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla are the most popular and open source CMS. These three Content Management Systems are user-friendly and no coding knowledge is required to manage content with the help of these CMS.
If you are going to build a website, it’s a time-consuming and risky task to find the best CMS, because all these three CMS has lots of features.
So it is important to choose the CMS based on the purpose and functionality of your website.
WordPress is easy to install and lots of themes and plugins are available to customize and attain various functionalities. WordPress has a larger community support so that you can get support from other developers and experts while facing any issue.
WordPress has an auto backup and two-step authentication feature for more security. It is the most popular platform for beginners. WordPress can be viewed and downloaded at www.wordpress.org. You can host your WordPress website for free in wordpress.com
Drupal is popular among technical developers. It is a technically advanced Content Management System. Drupal has faster response time when compared to other systems. Drupal has multilingual support by default.
Drupal is capable of producing advanced sites. It is an open source CMS and can be downloaded at www.drupal.org. Drupal has the option to group users and establish permission rights. Drupal has content grouping features which helps users in reuse and content search.
Joomla has the ability to handle multilingual websites. It has a number of extensions and templates. Joomla is popular among E-Commerce websites. Joomla can be downloaded for free at www.joomla.org. It has a good navigation structure to handle hierarchies.
Joomla is ideal for multimedia sites and sites with more content. Joomla has a built-in caching technique which makes websites load faster and it also has a data locking feature which locks the content when someone is editing. Joomla has front-end editing feature too.
If you want to build a simple website or maintain blog then it is better to go with WordPress. Joomla is best for social networking sites and E-Commerce websites. If your website is complex and needs more customization then start your website with Drupal.
Mind Spark Technologies is a web and mobile app development company in Coimbatore. We develop websites using all kinds of Content Management System with professional looking layouts and user- friendly design.