Choosing the Right Content Management System

Jul 2, 2018 | Web Development

There are hundreds of options, and we are going to focus on the key features of the top five: Concrete5, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and a custom approach.

How to Choose a CMS

Are you looking to build a new website, one that you can control and update as you please? If so, your business needs a content management system (CMS). A CMS is a computer application through which a website can be developed. Publishing, editing, and organization of content can be controlled from one central interface. In other words, you no longer have to rely on your web developer to make simple content changes or upload images for you!

Content management systems are a great way to streamline processes and remove the middle man. If you find yourself wanting to make updates often, say to a rotating image or by editing specific landing pages, you should definitely consider a CMS. There are hundreds of options, and we are going to focus on the key features of the top five: Concrete5, WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, and a custom approach.

Concrete5

Concrete5 is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install, open-source CMS. Key features include native blocks for dragging and dropping content as well as multiple site permissions.

Learn more about Concrete5 pros and cons.

WordPress

WordPress is an easy-to-use, low cost, open-source blogging tool and CMS, ideal for small businesses and nonprofits. Key features of WordPress include a plug-in architecture and a large community.

Learn more about WordPress pros and cons.

Joomla!

Joomla! is a slightly more complex but highly flexible open-source content management system. Key features include extensive e-commerce capabilities and intuitive content and structure editing.

Learn more about Joomla! pros and cons.

Drupal

Drupal is the open-source content management system made for experienced web developers interested in producing highly advanced sites. Key features include complex data organization capabilities and extreme flexibility and versatility.

Learn more about Drupal pros and cons.

Custom CMS

A custom content management system is the best option when looking for a detailed solution. If you have highly individualized needs, a custom CMS can be tailored to meet those requirements. In addition, you can work directly with the developers behind your CMS if any questions or issues arise. Contact Informatics to learn more about a custom CMS.

If you need any help choosing a content management system or are looking for a web partner to build your new website on one of these platforms, please contact us. Informatics is experienced with a multitude of CMS’s and understands that one size does not fit all. We can help you find the right solution for your digital needs.