Content Management Systems or CMSs were designed to simplify the publication and management of website content and other online applications. When it comes to choosing a CMS it can be quite a task and your web developer will need to guide you, based on their development and use of the platform.
Some CMSs have a slight edge over the rest of the competition because of the usability and user-friendliness of the software. Two of the best in our opinion and experience are WordPress, which is now a full-fledged CMS, and Joomla, a well-established and robust CMS framework.
WordPress Content Management System
What is there left to say about WordPress and its great features? This blogging platform is by far the most popular CMS for blogging, and most popular CMS platform out there.
WordPress is a great platform for beginners, thanks to its excellent support and the user-friendly dashboard design. It is geared towards being non-technical in nature and allows the user to do a lot without any technical knowledge. Not to mention the fact that one can auto-update the core of WordPress and the plugins from the backend. WordPress also comes with built-in image and multimedia library, and has a nice built in gallery feature using the gallery shortcode.
From a development perspective, the theme language is fairly simple and the WordPress Community is a faithful and innovative lot. WordPress has the widest base of plugins to choose from and the help and documentation online is amongst the best for any CMS.
Joomla! Content Management System
Joomla is a very advanced CMS in terms of its functionality. The installation however is made easier by the Joomla installer. Joomla is a complete Content Management System or CMS and has an attractive administration interface with lots of control and functionality. It does however require a little more technical knowledge to navigate and access the many robust features in the administration backend. Joomla CMS also has great support for access control protocols like LDAP, OpenID and even Gmail.com.
The Joomla site has more than 3,100 extensions, which is testament to the development community and support. Like WordPress, one can add just about any functionality to a given site using plugins and extensions, however most of the better extensions are commercial so be prepared to pay.
Joomla enjoys a large support base and there are many Joomla web developers like Webworx out there. We develop design and develop custom Joomla templates, allowing for unique look and feel and website functionality.