Choosing the right content management system for your business is a crucial decision. Having a fully-customized, beautiful, and easy to use website isn’t as difficult as it once was. As a result, there are numerous solutions available today that provide the backbone for your small business website.
For most small business owners we recommend utilizing the power of a content management system (CMS). These allow you to easily customize and update your site without have to know too much code.
In this post we’re going to examine the three most commonly used CMS and what they each mean for your business and website.
The three most commonly used content management systems are WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. The CMS you choose will be based upon what you need as a business owner. Most of the companies we deal with end up using the WordPress platform as it has the largest community and is usually sufficient for most of our clients needs.
That being said it’s important to have an understanding of what else is out there, so you can make a decision if you decide to grow your website in a different direction.
WordPress is the most popular and widely used CMS. It has a very easy install process and has plenty of customization options to choose from. There are plenty of free and paid themes, as well as free and paid plugins to enhance the functionality of your website.
WordPress can also be kept up to date with little technical knowledge, and is a great choice for small business owners.
Drupal is the second most widely used CMS, and is entirely open source, which is a bonus for some developers. Drupal is commonly used to build out very large websites.
It requires more technical knowledge than both WordPress and Joomla, so it definitely isn’t a platforms for beginners. However, if you do have enough technical knowledge you can use this CMS to literally do whatever you wish.
Joomla is the third most commonly used CMS, and is sort of a mix between Drupal and WordPress. Joomla offers similar customization options as WordPress and doesn’t require as much technical knowledge as Drupal.
Joomla is widely used for its ability to rapidly set up social media and eCommerce websites.
I hope you have a more well-rounded understanding of what content management systems are out there and which one is the best choice for your business. If you’re interested in a redesigning or upgrading your Jacksonville website, then get in touch with our website development team today.
by Calvin Bryant
Digital Marketing Geek