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Giving an informative comparison between popular open source Content Management System (CMS) - Drupal, Joomla, and Wordpress. For More visit on https://www.admecindia.co.in/.
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Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems DRUPAL JOOMLA & WORDPRESS Presentation By: ADMEC MULTIMEDIA INSTITUTE www.admecindia.co.in
Highlights Providing brief information about the popular open source CMS frameworks and comparing them. Content management system and its features. Popular Open Source CMS Brief info about open source CMS Comparison between Open Source CMS Which is Highly Recommended?
What is Content Management System? “ Content Management System (CMS) is the powerful open source solution used to manage and control the content of a website and to create a dynamic website. It’s a software tool that is installed on a server. ”
What it can do for you? CMS solutions allows the web designers, developers and the users to Adjust the content management space Creation of high quality and highly interactive Multilanguage websites. Permits non-technical authors and editors to easily publish their content. Faster publication of the content Facilitates better content security Increased control over the website Creation of SEO friendly websites Lowers operating cost Minimizes web maintenance cost
Popular Open Source CMS Following are the three most popular and widely used open source content management systems or frameworks across the globe. Drupal Joomla Wordpress
Brief Info about Popular Open Source CMS Joomla Wordpress Drupal It’s a semi user friendly open source CMS platform for publishing content on the site as a Model View Controller (MVC) web application framework. It has extensive capabilities of Drupal and generally used to build complex sites requiring an easier learning curve than Drupal. It is a free open source CMS that manages the content of and builds websites and web applications. It is a modular framework written in PHP scripting language and distributed under the General Public License (GPL). Drupal is a powerful tool for building complex, professional and highly customized sites. Wordpress is the most popular and user friendly open source blogging system currently available, having global and vibrant user, developer, and support community
Comparison Between Popular Open Source CMSs
Developer and Support Drupal Joomla Wordpress Wordpress is developed by Mattthew Charles “ Matt” Mullenweg. and is supported by Automatic(.com) Joomla is developed by Leadership team and doesn't have any support of any big authority. Drupal is developed by Dries Buytarert and supported by Acquia(.com)
Maturity Drupal Joomla Wordpress Joomla CMS solution officially came into existence in the year 2001 and got split from Mambo Fork in the year 2005 The Drupal CMS solution came into existence in the year 2001 A Wordpress CMS solution came into existence in the year 2003
Abilities Drupal Joomla Wordpress Wordpress has simple startup. Comprises of practical CMS, but growing at a faster rate. The solution was praised by beginners Good output (design, printability, fon t sizing). This CMS solutions was praised by designers. High performance (20K request per second). This CMS solution was praised by developers.
Complexity Drupal Joomla Wordpress High Medium Low
Plugins Library Drupal Joomla Wordpress Low Medium ( Plugins in Drupal are referred to as “ modules”) (Plugins in joomla is reffered to as “ extensions”) High plugin library
Basic Features Drupal Joomla Wordpress Drupal is widely used for creating instant websites or web applications with users, articles, blogs, c omments, and a forum. It offers high scalability , organizes complex content, powerful taxonomy, tag facility, etc. Wordpress is highly user friendly. It offers great support and tutorials- which enables the web designers, developers and non technical users to easily and quickly create simple sites. It offers an extensive selection of themes. With Joomla one can easily create and manage the contents of a website. Specifically designed to create community platforms with strong social networking sites.
Ease of Content Administration Drupal Joomla Wordpress Low Moderate High
Appearance of the Website Drupal Joomla Wordpress Entirely depends on the skills of the developer. Entirely depends on the skills of the developer. Allows creation of simple and pretty websites.
Usage Drupal Joomla Wordpress Unknown number of sites 25 mm sites, total (12 mm on word press.com) 5 lakhs active sites
Website Examples Drupal Joomla Wordpress 1. Harvard University 2. IHOP (Restaurant chain) 3. Outdoor Photographers (Magazine) 4. Citibank (Financial Institute Intranet) 1. Entyce 2. Bluelounge 3. Design the Planet 4. Harvey Nichols 5. PlayStation Blog 6. CNN Political Ticker 7. NASA Ames Research Center 1. Louvre 2. Zynga 3. Hurley Medial Centre 4. X. Commerce 5. Team Sugar 6. ADI (www.animationdegr eeinstitute.com)
Which Open Source CMS is Highly Recommended? Having looked at above comparison, we can say that all the three CMS enable you to manage your website in a concise and precise manner, but differ in their usage and specifications. Generally choice of an optimum CMS solution depends on the factor such as- 1. Type of website you want to build, 2. Resources required (Both technical and personal) , and 3. Available alternative Which one to choose???
Why USE Drupal? Drupal is highly recommended when site focuses on community and user generated content. One can create high quality platforms for their website. It supports multi-language and multi-site features. Greater flexibility Has a great Application Programming Interface (API) , a number of hooks and tool kit overrides for extending. It offers powerful templating system, greater taxonomy, easy integration with other sites (Open ID), and changing the site without coding which makes it more reactive and special. Sites based on Drupal formats enable designers and developers to form any kind of user group and user permissions alongwith membership and community sites. Clients prefer Drupal formats when they need the CMS to bend anything they want. Examples: www.animationdegreeinstitute.com www.drupal.com
Why USE Joomla? Joomla is considered as one of the market leaders of open source CMS solution. It is widely recommended when Wordpress is not enough and application of the Drupal admin UI is too difficult. It provides a middle way ground to the designers. Joomla offers relatively simpler installation and setup than Drupal. One doesn’t need to have the technical knowledge of the format. It permits creation of Multilingual Candy sites with a moderate investment of time and efforts. All sizes and kind of websites can be built using Joomla formats. Its renders more intuitive administration user interface, numerous of polished modules with add-on facility. Clients prefer Joomla over Drupal as a part of their technology portfolio or when website features can be accomplished or achieved with ready-made extensions. Examples: www.joomla.com gsas.hardvard.edu
Why USE Wordpress? Wordpress is regarded as a leader in both installations and brand exposure. It is highly recommended for the creation of small and medium size websites focusing primarily on blogging. It is best suitable for site which does not require several community features or the requirements which do not specify a lot more features than Wordpress can provide. Its administration panel is very flexible. The whole Wordpress system is easy to configure and edit with integrated editors for CSS and template files. It offers simple interface, several themes along with customization facility, full control over templates and, support forums without any ads and with limited space only. The major benefit of using Wordpress is that it makes the site cheaper, allows faster setup and reduces the maintenance burden. Examples: www.wordpress.org www.entyce-creative.com
“I would highly recommend you to create a startup website in each of the CMS first. After that you would be more comfortable in deciding for the best CMS for your needs.”
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