So why is a Content Management System so important? There are a number of systems to manage websites with and most web designers will offer the best CMS that suits your needs. Some offer unique tools to use on your site, others are designed to enable the website owner to easily make changes to the content of their site as and when they wish. This is aimed at those who may not have strong I.T skills or not feel confident making any changes. They are really simple to use and they can help you make your site professional, unique and ultimately a success. It’s important to choose a good reliable CMS as they important functions such as Security of website and also the Managing Servers, so you need a quick reliable server which will enable you site to run with no problems. The most popular CMS are probably the 3 shown below:
- Drupal – this is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It’s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world. You can use Drupal to build everything from personal blogs to enterprise applications. Thousands of add-on modules and designs let you build any site you can imagine. Drupal is free, flexible, robust and constantly being improved by hundreds of thousands of passionate people from all over the world.
- Joomla – Joomla is the world’s most popular open source CMS (content management system). With 2.7 per cent of the Web running on Joomla, the software is used by individuals, small & medium-sized businesses, and large organizations worldwide to easily create & build a variety of websites & web-enabled applications.
- WordPress – WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 25 million people have chosen WordPress and its popularity makes it the most popular CMS on the internet. Those who are not sure what CMS to use should use this statistic as WordPress is very easy to use as one feature is you can edit without having to use HTML code.
These are the main systems used but there are many others out there. But best to speak to your web designer to see which one they would recommend for your site and also which one they believe would be best for you. If you’re not very confident with I.T but still want to be able to have an active part in your websites design, layout and future changes then choosing a CMS that you feel comfortable with it important. But there are also so many support features that come with these CMS that you’re never far away from someone who can help.