Which CMS Is Most Popular?

Posted on 15th Sep 2017 04:01 PM

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What is CMS ?

Content Management System is a readymade developed application which enables you to add, delete, update the content, store numerous data of website, managing data in web pages from within the browser without having the need of any HTML knowledge. It helps in organising, controlling, publishing documents and multimedia contents in electronic format. Usually add-ons, plugins, themes and modules are provided by third party vendor but with additional costs.

Is CMS necessary for a website : 

 In fast paced of technological world, CMS is undoubtedly necessary. Basically CMS does all the work which a developer does, that too within a short span of time and with little technical knowledge, your website is ready. It basically manages the structure of site, reduces site maintenance cost, reduces duplication of information, increases the quality and effectiveness of a website. Once pages are created, they are stored into central repository of CMS, and when content is ready it is published in website.
We have a wide range of CMS applications available, all with different capabilities and strengths. But before going through that an investor has to think twice as to what type of CMS he is going to opt. 
An organisation has to decide properly whether it has the following features like
  • Easy to use
  • User friendly 
  • Easy Editor Interface, 
  • Paid CMS,
  •  Free CMS applications.
Editor interface is chosen mainly so that the authorized members log in to the backend of website, so that they can update, edit, login the website with powerful inbuilt admin panel/ platform which can even work for powerful servers.

What are the popular CMS ?

 Most popular CMS present are Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal.

Word press :  

The most popular CMS amongst all is Wordpress. There are about 140 million downloads  containing 2000+ free themes to download. Wordpress has about 75% of world’s market share. Wordpress is known for easy to use system, free and open source based on php & mysql. Wordpress is used mainly for blogging, Portfolio purposes, Business websites, News/magazine websites. Wordpress is opted for functional website and large complicated websites as it contains lots of plugins, themes to change the look of website. Wordpress contains Official themes website directory which contains over 2000+ themes.

Pros of wordpress : Generally Wordpress provides capabilities for multiple users to manage content and data or information of a website. With over 27000+ plugins wordpress has wider option of software inbuilt on top of it. Wordpress has good and intuitive administration design. It provides SEO friendly features to boost the page ranking of a website.
Cons of wordpress : Main drawback of wordpress is, it is known for its blogging features. Updating is also second most factor, with every updation functionality changes, plugins or addition to software has to be matched and has to worked over it properly. If this task is overlooked, obviously, there will be a degrade in website. Wordpress sometimes contains security flaws with lot of plugins.

Joomla :

Joomla is a free and open source system with about 30 million downloads and 900+ free themes. Joomla is specially chosen for its MVC framework (model-view controller) structure. Joomla is designed with easy to install functionality exceptionally for dynamic websites. One can choose either SQL server or PostgreSQL instead of MySQL database engine. It is specialised specially for making e commerce websites, corporate websites, online magazines

Pros of Joomla : Joomla user and admin interface is much better as compared to Drupal. Lots of commercial themes and templates are present better than wordpress but membership fee has to be paid annually. Joomla contains over 7000+ extensions on the official Joomla Extension Directory(JED) which has, from image gallery to booking and reservation management system.
Cons of joomla : As compared to wordpress interface, joomla is not so good. To understand Joomla, basic technical coding knowledge is needed. One should have deep knowledge to understand the joomla platform regarding installation of various extensions. Joomla doesn’t have any special template directory. 

Drupal :

 Drupal is built by programmers not by designers and are template based. Drupal is one of the newest CMS with 15 million downloads and 1800+ free themes. The best part about Drupal is you have lots of API’s, Free add-ons and themes. It is designed for new features with lots of Modules specially for larger clients like “WHITEHOUSE”. To understand Drupal, atleast web developer is required to write coding language. 
Pros of Drupal : The main advantage of Drupal is, it is most secured CMS as it has lesser plugins as compared to other CMS’s. Updation is easily done without delay. The Themes including admin theme fits and supports any device by default.
Cons of Drupal : Drupal is not a developer’s or bloggers choice who are looking for a quick and easy solutions. Still it has be mastered thoroughly. Drupal’s administrative interface is complex in nature and not user friendly as it has highest learning curve