Many of us here want to create our own website and we are familiar with php language. But problem is if we try to create full custom website from top to bottom, it takes lots of time and it make coding difficult too.
That’s where CMS comes in picture. Lets have a look at what is cms first.
full form of CMS is content management system. A Content Management System is a application or a set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content.
CMSes are mostly used for Enterprise Content Management and Web Content management.
An ECM facilitates collaboration in the workplace by integrating document management, digital asset management and records retention functionalities, and providing end users with role-based access to the organization’s digital assets.
A WCM facilitates collaborative authoring for websites. ECM software often includes a WCM publishing functionality, but ECM webpages typically remain behind the organization’s firewall.
Both enterprise content management and web content management systems have two components: a content management application (CMA) and a content delivery application (CDA).
The CMA is a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the user to control the creation, modification and removal of content from a website without needing to know anything about HTML.
The CDA component provides the back-end services that support management and delivery of the content once it has been created in the CMA.
CMS makes easy to handle your website. With CMA which is a GUI, makes easy to handle for any user that doesn’t know about HTML or PHP.
To make your website easy to handle and easy to upgrade, you have to use a CMS. If you create full customized website, it will surely give many features but CMS can provide the same.
Even CMS will provide easy and in-built basic functions, which are very common to be used in websites. There are many CMSes which provide many in-built functionality which can make developing a website, such easy task that almost anyone with basic php knowledge can create website, just using basic tutorials about that CMS application.
Take WordPress for a example. WordPress is very common to be used for blog. WordPress provide easy back-end access to upload new post.
Let’s have a look at some of CMS platforms which are considerably best for individual categories
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.
WordPress is very commonly used php CMS, widely for blogs and daily update websites like news portals. WordPress provide many in-built functionality which helps to ease up your website handling.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes.
Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
Handling wordpress website is so easy that anyone with basic knowledge of Internet and Microsoft Office applications can use it.
There are so many developed WordPress plugins to use for your website that most of the functions you desire will be there for you.
Download WordPress CMS: http://wordpress.org/download/
Joomla! is a free, open source content management system.
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
Download Joomla CMS: http://www.joomla.org/download.html
Magento is specialized with E-commerce websites. Most of the Fastest growing E-commerce merchants are on Magento CMS.
You may have heard of Magento’s Enterprise Edition – their flagship E-commerce platform that’s used by the likes of Nike and Samsung, and costs about $16,000 a year. Well, if you’d like a lot of the same features, but at no cost, they also offer the Magento Community Edition.
The great thing about the Magento Community Edition is that it has tons of features, many of which aren’t available on other open source platforms. For example, you can manage multiple stores, choose from a variety of languages, and offer different currencies.
They’re also one of the most popular platforms, and they have lots of users constantly designing new plugins and extensions. This also helps to make their platform extremely flexible and infinitely scalable, which is one of the reasons why Magento is often considered by many to be the premier ecommerce platform.
While the Community Edition is free, there are lots of plugins and extensions you can purchase, so you could still end up spending a pretty penny on this software.
Download Magento Community Edition: https://magento.com/tech-resources/download
Drupal Come for the software, stay for the community
Drupal 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.
Instead of focusing on blogging as a platform, Drupal is more of a pure CMS. A plain installation comes with a ton of optional modules that can add lots of interesting features like forums, user blogs, OpenID, profiles and more.
It’s trivial to create a site with social features with a simple install of Drupal. In fact, with a few 3rd party modules you can create some interesting site clones with little effort.
Download Drupal CMS: https://drupal.org/download
Elgg is a powerful social networking platform capable of building all kinds of social environments. The robust CMS is easy to use, comes packed with a multitude of features, and offers added functionality through various Elgg plugins.
Developing a powerful, yet simple social networking platform is easy with this CMS. Elgg uses and operates on LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) making it perfect for developers who know exactly what they’re doing, and know exactly what they want. Definitely one for the web development experts to ponder over.
A strong, loyal fan base helps prop us Elgg’s open-source CMS. It’s not strictly for building social networking websites, as Elgg has other, less community based uses. The World Bank website for example, runs entirely on Elgg.
Download Elgg CMS: https://elgg.org/about/download
These are commonly used CMS for website development. There are many other CMS available too. Which you can use to create your website easily.
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