A content management system; or a CMS, is a software application that allows multiple users to create, modify and publish digital content. WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are some of the most popular CMSs worldwide for managing digital content. Used for web content management (WCM) and also enterprise content management (ECM), CMSs provide a useful platform for the creation and management of digital information. Python, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, offers complete solutions – from content management to web designing and development, giving businesses a powerful online presence.
Along with content, a CMS can also handle images and videos. A major advantage of a CMS is that anybody can post content, images and videos, It is so easy to operate that even those without much computer or technical knowledge can publish and manage digital content.
For easy management, a CMS has features including:
- Page management
- Text content management
- Link building
- Basic SEO
- Design templates
- Image and video facilities
Different WCMS provides a range of different features, but the above-mentioned basic features are present in all WCMSs. Python believes that the features present in popular CMSs such as WordPress are sufficient for most basic content management needs.
Top Content Management Systems in The Market
There is a wide variety of CMSs in the market, both free and paid. There are CMSs that are designed for both personal and professional use, and there are those that are only developed for companies.
Python are fully qualified and highly experienced in using the top WCMSs and it is because of this that we have offered our advice on the best CMSs below:
WordPress is an open source PHP-based WCMS application used for creating either a website, blog, or even an app. 27% of the web (over 60 million people) use WordPress to create anything from personal hobby blogs to fully-fledged professional websites. With WordPress, a user without much technical knowledge, can build a professional website and manage it very easily. It offers a large variety of free design templates and has 45,000 plugins created by third party authors to allow you to do more.
Joomla is a free open-source PHP-based web content management system. It enables you to build websites, applications, inventory control systems, directories, and more. It’s flexible, easy to install and provides the tools for building websites quickly and perfectly. For special needs, there are over 7,000 extensions to choose from. Whether it is corporate websites, digital magazines, small business websites, or personal homepages, Joomla takes care of it all. Organisations such as the Harvard University and MTV use this WCMS.
Drupal is yet another popular WCMS that is free, open-source, and PHP-based. It allows users to create websites and applications easily with features such as easy content publishing and flexible content management. It also provides tools to create integrated digital frameworks. With thousands of add-ons, you have the freedom to create beautiful websites that are scalable and completely customisable. Top companies, including Sony Music, New York Observer, and MIT all use Drupal for their web content management needs.
Common Features of Content Management Systems
Even though some CMSs may provide certain added benefits, all CMSs offer the following features.
- Content creation and formatting
- Editing of content
- Free and paid themes
- Search facility by attributes
- Automation – choosing a date to publish content automatically
- Plug-ins for enhanced features
Additionally, a CMS also has basic SEO capabilities, which can be enhanced using plug-ins. Our team here at Python, Stratford-upon-Avon, believes that when choosing a CMS, an individual or a company should look for an easy-to-use interface and features that suit them.
For example, if a large group of employees will be using the CMS and they are from diverse cultures, then multi-language support becomes essential. Depending upon your specific needs, check if the CMS you are considering has all the features that you will be using
There are many other CMSs such as WebGUI, eZ Platform, MODX, and also eCommerce platforms such as Magento that you may consider.
If you need any help in deciding which CMS is best for you, you may ask us at Python, Stratford-upon-Avon. We deal with all kinds of CMSs on a daily basis when building websites to help our clients revolutionise their business, so you can definitely count on us.
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