What do you envision for your next potential website project?
Online photography gallery? E-commerce store? Perhaps a membership subscription type of website for your club or friends from childhood?
For such content creation to become reality, you require a Content Management System (CMS).
WHAT IS A Content Management System (CMS).
A Content Management System (CMS) is another form of software utilised in web or digital content creation. CMS are the best tools for delivering content to your intended audience.
CMS are typically divided into two camps, namely web content management (WCM) which deals with the authoring and publishing side of displaying content on websites. The other one is enterprise content management (ECM) which involves extending the features and functions of WCM through one or more processes that differ from modification of content in the latter.
Content such as image, videos, animations can be added and modified on a CMS. With this advantages, the days are gone of deploying a website i
SOME COMMON CMS ON THE MARKET
So you ready for content creation? Well we are and you are in luck!
Popular CMS on the market today include WordPress which accounts for 60% market share of a CMS for website content deployment [SOURCE: Is It WP], Joomla, Drupal, Woocommerce, Shopify, Squarespace, Wix to name but a few.
The main staple today when you think of one of the most popular CMS on the market. As described on their website, WordPress is an open-source software that can build a website, blog and even an app. With a myriad of features (and additional ones added almost with every WordPress release), the popularity and trust that it’s end users have is quite high. With such an advantage, you are assured that your websites will have high SEO rankings. Our website and subsequent websites developed by Intrasight Graphics have been premised on this popular tool. Find out more on their website, WordPress.org.
Another CMS which used to be popular before the ascendancy of WordPress. Nonetheless; Joomla! is still considered a popular CMS and according to their website, is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS that allows you to build powerful online applications. Find out more on their website, Joomla.org.
Drupal is following in the footsteps of the ascendancy of WordPress as it is represented on 2.3% of websites worldwide – ranging from blogs, corporate, political and government websites [SOURCE: W3Techs]. Its taxonomy, page layout modifications, system administration and content management features sets it apart from the competition, although it has a bit of learning curve in terms of website development. For more information visit Drupal.org.
Magnolia is another type of CMS among many that is built for mainly enterprise and e-commerce websites.
Features from this CMS include multi-language and multi-site offerings which adapt according to your requirements.
Magnolia’s learning curve for website and mobile app development requires expertise, but the final results are worth it!
With Wix, one doesn’t have to be an expert in website development.
It’s intuitive features, such as drag and drop tools, animation functionalities aid you in setting up your website in no time.
A word of warning, for a full and customised experience there is a tradeoff to remove the default Wix ads, branding, gaining access to ecommerce features, purchasing extra bandwith and much more.
Nonetheless, Wix is your best option if you can’t acquire the services of a web development company.
Similiar to Wix above, Squarespace requires less or zero coding knowledge.
With a range of customisation and template options, Squarespace is another alternative to build your new website.
However with no free plans, but varying pricing options you require a heavy budget for this CMS. Check out more features on Squarespace.
7. HUBSPOT CMS
Another competitor for the above two, Wix and Squarespace, Hubspot requires virtually no coding knowledge.
Features of this CMS include a website builder, drag and drop tools, analytical reporting tools as its main focus is on its vast portfolio of marketing functionalities.
Hubspot has a free demo to discover and peruse through its features.
Not only that, Hubspsot has a free trial fortunately, albeit for 14 days only. Check our more on Hubspot.
With Shopify, you are guaranteed that your online shop or store will be the center for attracting your potential audience.
As a powerful e-commerce platform, Shopify is properly placed to meet your potential requirements to sell your products and services on the worldwide web.
Unlike Woocommerce below which is free, Shopify has monthly payment plans – so choose wisely based on your budget and future plans. Visit their website at Shopify.
By now, you should have heard of Woocommerce – the e-commerce platform.
For building up your online store presence, you are guaranteed that you can reach your potential clientele.
An advantage of Woocommerce is that it’s an open-source platform – so it’s totally free and easy to install and integrate with your existing website. For more visit Woocommerce.
We wrap this blog, by posting our last CMS which is Weebly.
Weebly was founded in 2006 and currently has only 0.6% market share of websites globally.
However, such a statistic does not distract from its simple features such as:
- Drag and drop tools
- An option to have a domain appended with weebly.com
- Mobile apps on Android and iOS to monitor website traffic statistics
- Blogging and e-commerce supported
- Unlimited storage, but restrictions to individual file sizes
Weebly, like other CMS platforms above such as Wix and Squarespace, has affordable monthly payment plans as well. For more information visit Weebly.
FEATURES of CMS
Publishing, revision and formating management functionalities
Frequent modification of content is easy
Intuitive and easy installation procedures
Customisable website templates
Integrated File Managers
Lower server requirements
THE Final say on CMS
As evidenced in this post, there are a lot of options for the fledgling website developer or the newbie in developing web and digital content that can drive website traffic, build a budding ecommerce site, a personal blog, a corporate website or any website project that is desired.