BY Gautam Sharma / Apr,24 2017

Quick Guide to Choose the Right CMS Platform

Content Management Systems or CMS are instrumental in making the technologies easily accessible to the common folks. By simplifying and streamlining the website development processes, CMS like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal have made web development and upgrade amazingly easy.

Web Content Management Systems are used extensively to create, publish and update website content.

There are 5 types of CMS:

Enterprise CMS, Website CMS, Mobile CMS, Component CMS and Portal CMS.

CMS can give your website the unique functionality and features which can take your business to the next level.

Features like Navigation & Link Management, Data Management, SEO Support, Social Media Integration, Security Authorization, Multi-lingual Support, Document and Multimedia Support, eCommerce; Workflow Management, Personalization, Process Automation, etc. are the driving force behind their growing acceptance.

“WordPress, Joomla and Drupal collectively have 213 million downloads spanning across 7000 free themes and 86000 free plugins.”

The best part of these CMS is that they are open source. And they offer the best themes and plugins for creating highly responsive CMS based websites. All you need to do is define the purpose, list down your requirements and ask the developers to suggest the most suitable technology for developing a website.

Set your budget for development and maintenance both. And it is always advisable to not get swayed by impractical features and functions, to keep the budget in limits…

…But you can’t go full throttle to the development process still. You must have a thorough understanding of the CMS functionality and you must test the example of proposed CMS before the actual development starts.

WordPress, Joomla and Drupal; the three giants of CMS are extensively used by the web developers from across the world. They all have their own features & customization support, and they all have their own unique utility in web development too.

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