A content management system, often abbreviated CMS, is a tool that helps to create, manage and modify the content of a website without having to write code. Here is a review of the most used CMS to help you choose the right one for you.
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system on the internet. Initially intended for blogs, it has evolved a lot and allows today to create any kind of websites such as social networks or online stores. Known for its simplicity of use, WordPress is a CMS that is easy to customize thanks to a wide variety of themes and plugins available. Themes allow you to change the look and feel of your site, while plugins allow you to add functionality when needed. However, as WordPress is the most used CMS on the internet, it is frequently hacked, which makes security its main drawback. It is therefore suitable for bloggers and small businesses that do not expect a lot of traffic.
Drupal is a CMS for website creation that gives more room for creativity, which in other CMS would require the installation of many plugins. Unfortunately, this means that you have to intervene in the source code to customize the site. An advanced knowledge of PHP and HTML languages as well as CSS is therefore necessary. Indeed, this content manager was initially developed with the idea that it will be mainly used by professionals. Therefore, Drupal is ideal for creating large and complex websites that generate a lot of traffic.
Joomla covers the middle ground. It is halfway between WordPress and Drupal. Getting started is not as complicated as Drupal, yet it has many more features and allows for deeper customization compared to WordPress. This means that Joomla is a perfect solution if you find WordPress lacking in features, but Drupal is too complicated. This CMS can be used to create almost any type of site. Whether you want to create a personal blog or an e-commerce site with thousands of pages, Joomla is a versatile solution. You should especially adopt it if you are not sure how much traffic your website will attract in the future.