One of the biggest decisions in designing a website is deciding on a content management system (CMS). The reason you want a content management system is that they make updating a website much easier. A content management system makes updating a site with no experience an ease. CMS makes posting blogs, uploading a new image, and making small edits.

In this post we will be talking about the most popular CMS’s out there. The most popular is WordPress, Joomla and Drupal. We will do a post later discussing content management systems for e-commerce systems.

Each of these platforms offer a huge amount of functionality. The difference depends on the type of website you want to create (blog, informational site, portfolio, etc.) .

When picking a CMS you need to think about a few things. One thing to consider is who is updating the site. How much technical experience the individuals update the site have. Additionally a good CMS should me SEO Friendly. You want to market your website. Making the site easy to read for any search engine is important. Lastly, consider the features you want your website to have. A CMS with plugins available can cut down of development cost. If no plugins are available then development cost can increase.

CMS Comparison – WordPress vs Joomla vs Drupal