With so many to chose from, selecting the right Content Management System for your business website can be difficult. The CMS will largely determine the function of your website, whether content-based or e-commerce, or even both. So it’s important that you choose the right one. But how do you choose?
We’ve researched and broken down the top 4 most popular CMS platforms on the market today, to try and help you decide. Here are some things to consider:
The most popular Content Management System in the world, and a great platform for beginners, WordPress is easy to use, fast, and comes at a relatively low price.
WordPress has a PHP blogging platform that is one of the best systems for blogging. It has an open source structure that allows for free modification and distribution of code without license fees, and WordPress has just recently introduced a Divi Builder to see what a page will look like while it’s being created. The drag and drop page builder allows you to create any type of website by combining and arranging content modules. WordPress also comes with built-in image and multimedia, and is SEO friendly.
The convenience, and amount of help and documentation offered online, often makes WordPress the natural choice for many businesses.
Joomla is the second most used content management system and is great for shared hosting, and is very straightforward for how configurable the software is.
Instead of focusing on blogging as a platform, Joomla is a complete CMS. It has more complex site development options and a variety of available extensions for e-commerce, allowing you to manage your products and content all in one place. Editing content and structure on Joomla feels more like editing a Word document than a website.
This advanced functionality is great for more sophisticated websites, and it’s user-friendly approach makes Joomla one of the most popular CMS’s on the market.
Drupal is popular in more than 200 countries around the world, and is available in 182 languages. It comes with a number of advanced features and a relatively easy to use admin system.
Drupal was really designed with developers in mind and so the design possibilities are endless. A developer can create something that’s unique and data-rich. The CMS has enterprise-level security and provides in-depth security reports. It also includes advanced admin capability where there is the freedom to contribute while the admin still has control over what is being created and published.
Drupal’s power and flexibility makes it a preferred CMS for larger businesses with more complex websites, who usually have a dedicated resource to commit to developing and maintaining the system on a constant basis.
One of the most popular CMS’s for online sales. Magento is currently used by some of Europe’s biggest e-commerce companies.
Magento was built exclusively for e-commerce. The platform allows for a narrow-down search that provides users the ability to find products among several thousands. Even though Magento isn’t content based, its open source allows users to develop the website as they desire. It even has the ability of extension customisation for better performance.
Magento is extremely scalable. You can grow from being a start-up to a large business without having to change e-commerce platforms and so Magento is especially good for any business hoping to expand.
If you have any questions, or need any help choosing the right CMS for your business, feel free to drop us a message – we would be happy to help!