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Which CMS is best suited to your business ?

 

 

Content Management System (CMS) is a web application designed to make it easier for non-technical users to add, edit and manage the web content. The main goal of a CMS is to provide an intuitive user interface for building and modifying web page content and allows one or more users to publish updates live on the web. It typically consists of two types of elements: the content management application (CMA) and the content delivery application (CDA). The CMA allows the content manager or author, to manage the creation, modification and removal of content from a web site without need of any kind of expertise of a Webmaster. On the other hand, CDA used and compiles this information to update on the website.

Content Management System is available in the form of installable application and web based user interfaces. There were so many installable CMS available couple of year ago, such as “Adobe Contribute”; later they all were replaced by web based CMSs. Some of the most popular CMS applications are:

 

  • WordPress: WordPress is the most popular Content management system. Almost 40% sites and over 60 million websites are using WordPress. It is easy and free to install. There is thousands of free plug-ins and themes are available. However, for a beginner WordPress is the most suitable platform to build a site.

  • Drupal: Drupal is the second most popular CMS available today. It is most technically advance than other CMS. With this, pages are loaded more quickly and also have a faster response time than the WordPress and Joomla.

  • Joomla: Joomla is a powerful Content Management System. This perhaps is the most important feature of the Joomla that it is easy to create social networking through this. So, it is beneficial for those who looking to add social networking to their page.

 

Here is a quick comparison between some of the major CMS applications:

 

 

WordPress

Joomla

Drupal

About

It is free web software designed for creating a template, based on website and blogs and also a great platform for beginners. For developers, the theming language is simple and straightforward, as well the Plugin APL.

An advanced CMS in terms of functioning. It is a flexible publishing tool that supports custom database and extensions. These extensions provide extra functionality to a website. It is easy to add or modify new page and images by using this.

Drupal is best suited for complex websites. It includes lots of functionality like – advance menu management, graphics modification tool and many more. These functions create advanced website, social networking pages, and blogs.

Cost

Free

Free

Free

Ease to Use

Technical experience is not necessary for using this. From the content editor’s side adding and editing the content is user-friendly. Text can be formatted by using standard, Word Style formatting toolbar.

It is less complex than Drupal and more Complex than WordPress. This CMS is an easy installation system even for the inexperienced users.

It is more difficult than the WordPress and Joomla. But it is best suited for complex website. From the .installation side, an experienced user can install the core package in less than 30 minutes.

Graphical flexibility

There are hundreds of graphical themes are available. From this it is easy to update themes via HTML and CSS. There is huge amount of flexibility in site look and layout.

Same as to WordPress, there are hundreds of graphical themes are available. There is a huge amount of flexibility in site look and layout.

It is easy to update the themes through HTML and CSS which can only be done by FTP. There is a huge scope of flexibility in site look and layout.

Free Themes

2,000+

900+

1,800+

Search Engine Optimization

WordPress site get high ranking due to its features like tagging, indexing, WP’s clean URLs.

Joomla is not considered favorable than WordPress and Drupal in SEO. But due to the popularity of Joomla over 400 extensions come up in new search for SEO.

It offers the best control over the SEO, it has everything from SEO-friendly URL’s to extensive modules.

Update Frequency

42 days

36 days

51 days

Best Used For

Blogs, Corporate website

E-commerce, Social networking site

For all

Example Site

EBay, Yahoo, Wall street journal, People Magazine, Samsung

Harvard University, MTV

National geographic, LinkedIn, Mercedes-Benz

 

Content Management System is solving the problem that has been around since the very beginning of web development. CMSs are easy to use, download and install. It also provides new features and functionality to the website. But the most important thing is that it provides a self-publishing tool for the customers to make simple updates on their own website at no extra cost.

 

About Microlucid:

At Microlucid we serve our customer with extremely user friendly Content Management System (CMS) solutions based on their needs and requirements. We provide an intuitive user interface (UI) for building and modifying webpage content that allows one or more users to publish and update content live on the web. We believe that updating and maintaining site should be fast and easy.

We have extensive experience working on different types of CMS platforms like: WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, CS Cart etc.

 

To know more please visit : http://www.microlucid.com

 

 

 

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