Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What is your CMS?

I was reading this choosing a cms article and found that google blogger didn't make it on the list.

CMS that make the list were.

WordPress (Self-Hosted)

The most user-friendly of the bunch, WordPress doesn't offer developers as much freedom as other systems at its core, but there are a ton of plugins available and ready to be installed -- most functionality changes are done with plugins. On the bright side, it's easy to find technical help and there's even more free help available online.

Usability really is the strong point for this CMS, no matter how many pages or posts you have. You can switch themes quickly and easily, control content with a few clicks, and if it needs maintenance, much of it can be done almost instantly.

No doubt.

Drupal requires a bit of a learning curve, but it's claim to fame is flexibility. You can do virtually anything with this software, and if you have a large site or 10K pages or more, it's the best of the bunch. Plugins make it even easier, which means it's an even match with WordPress. It requires a bit more work to make it search engine ready and site wonderful, but overall, it's not bad.

Because it's a little more technical, you can expect some minor regular maintenance. Also, developers can be a bit harder to find than those familiar with WordPress.

Requires a very much technical knowledge on coding and setting up.


If you're looking to work within a set system, consider Joomla. It has very little flexibility, with some themes and plugins, but the core is pretty limited. Even for the user, it's not that easy. It's complex dashboard makes it difficult to manage, and there's not a whole lot you can do to change that. Sedarch engines and theme ready is another complex issue. In fact, you can only optimize and ready the site to a certain point.

Good for hardcore programmer I guess. Not Recommend for newbies.

Expression Engine

Expression Engine is difficult technically, and it can be tough to find developers, but it has great flexibility, even with very few plugins or themes available. If needed, the makers of the software are available to help. All that aside, sites made with this CMS are beautiful and fluid.

It might not be quite as easy to use as WordPress, but it isn't a whole lot more difficult either. It needs a lot of technical know-how at the beginning, and regular maintenance after, but you'll find it has relatively good SEO and is great after it's going.

Haven't heard of until today.

Google Blogger Anyone for setting up websites?

1 comment:

  1. Joomla is great am going to try and make some plugins for it :)


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