Top Content Management System Tools & Websites

Rule of thumb: Pick a CMS that excels at the features that you need the most. 

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A Content Management System (CMS)is a software framework designed to create, delete, and organize content on a website. CMS separates the job of a technical person who builds the site and a non-technical person who manages the content and maintains the site. It allows non-technical users to modify content easily without affecting the design and the website infrastructure. CMS usually includes lots of commonly used web features that are available out of box, which offers huge advantage over using html to build a website page by page from ground up.

 

Depending on your goal, technical expertise, and budget, some CMS works better than others. Wordpress works best for simple blogging site. Drupal works better for highly customized sites requiring scalability and complex content organization. Most CMS has developer and user communities where it’s easy to find free technical support. You can either directly search through their websites or via other online forums or even books. Paid support is also available from third-party sources. 

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Hightlight:Flexible and powerful system that works for very...

Downside:Configuring Drupal is more difficult than...

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Hightlight:Mostly widely used CMS catering to small and...

Downside:Not very scalable for large and complex sites as...

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Hightlight:A strong infrastructure that can support large...

Downside:Not as flexible as Drupal or Plone

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Hightlight:Powerful and robust system suitable for...

Downside:Need specialized technical resources. Requires...

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Hightlight:Wordpress theme; Very responsive support team....

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Pricing:Standard ($49/theme); Develper ($79/theme); Club member ($199 signup fee and $17/mo)