Content Management Systems

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A content management system (CMS) is the Collection of Procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. In a CMS, data can be defined as documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, and so forth. CMSs are frequently used for storing, controlling, revising, semantically enriching, and publishing documentation.
There are three major Content Management Systems: Wordpress, Joomla and Drupal

WORDPRESS
Wordpress is an excellent system to use when creating a website that lets you quickly get your thoughts out on the web, but while it is often used as a blog, is an open system that you expand according to the needs of your website. WordPress" back office is clear, easy to use and yet powerful. Also, WordPress is SEO friendly.

Pros
* Simple to use - No need for modifications
* Excellent for blogging or sharing thoughts in a sequential manner
* Even the most elderly of users can get the hang of it quickly

Cons
* Not developer friendly
* The community seems to like to complain
* Upgrades bring more bugs than fixes sometimes

DRUPAL
This advanced content management system more closely resembles a developer platform than a traditional CMS. Interestingly, being more developer friendly does not automatically make it more user friendly - in fact the developer has to work hard to make it that way if they need the end-product to do so.
There are dozens of more tags and functions that can be used to develop in Drupal than in Wordpress or even Joomla. For those that are not so developer-minded, this can be the trial of their lives, but for people who live in code - well, they can literally get lost developing some very cool websites.

Pros
* Extremely developer friendly.
* Strong community to help discern the dozens (hundreds) of functions and tags available.
* Can be used to create some really awesome websites that can outperform a majority of other sites out there.

Cons
* Not very designer and user-friendly.
* Theming of Drupal has been a huge case of fail (until recently). Probably because it has been developers, not designers, that are making the themes.
* Getting a Drupal website published could cost you more time, and thus more money, than Wordpress or Joomla.

JOOMLA
While Wordpress is more for end-users and Drupal is more for developers, Joomla is more for designers. Actually, Joomla is a mix of all of those things.
Designers will choose Joomla because of the amazing capabilities that its engine has in making websites look fantastic. Newcomers to Joomla (and website management) will love the fact that it is very easy to use and even customize as more and more developers create tools that are easier to understand. Developers, likewise, will choose the system because of its large capacity for development and customization.

Pros
* Friendly for all types of users - Designers, Developers and Administrators
* Huge community is awesome for assisting with creation of websites
* Has been rapidly growing and improving itself for the past three years

Cons
* Still not user-friendly enough for everyone to understand
* Recently rebuilt the entire system from ground-up, and so there are still many out there sticking to the old versions
* Joomla has limited expandability.

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This article was published on 2011/01/07