For your website to be of top quality and stand out from the rest, it needs to be managed by a good content management system (CMS). Both small and corporate websites use different content management systems to suit their needs.
Content management systems support the creation and modification of digital contents on your website. This facilitates easy management of web pages, photos, audio, and video. Each content management system is different from another but they share common features like user-friendliness. Below is a list of 5 most popular content management systems for 2018.
WordPress is perhaps the biggest and the best content management system of the 20th century as it powers 28% of the internet. It was released on May 23, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. WordPress is based on PHP and MySQL. You can pick from thousands of community themes and plugins and manage your own security and software updates on your preferred hosting provider. WordPress offers easy one-click installation and instant support in case you encounter difficulties. It is free, flexible and secure, you don’t have to be a tech guru to post and manage content on your website.
Blogger is a blog publishing service and content management system powered by Google. It was developed by Pyra Labs on August 23, 1999, before being purchased by Google in 2003. Blogger is written in Python and offers great features like beautiful templates, secure Google servers, a new interface for post editing, improved image handling, Raw HTML Conversion, and Google Docs. Blogger allows users to choose a certain template and then customize it the way they want. It supports over 59 languages.
Joomla is a free content management system for publishing web content. It was released on August 17, 2005, specifically for professional coders. Joomla is written in PHP and is quite challenging to use if you don’t have basic coding skills. It stores data in MySQL, MS SQL or PostgreSQL database. Up to date, Joomla has over 88 million downloads and more than 8,000 free and commercial extensions available from their official website directory. Joomla is multilingual and has unlimited designs, but developers are working to make it more user-friendly.
Drupal is an open source content management system written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It was released on May 18, 2000. Drupal powers at least 2.3 % of all websites worldwide, and has over 1.3 million people in the Drupal community, including 109,000 actively contributing to the free modules. Drupal has over 2,500 free themes that a user can fully customize. It has the best support of all content management systems as there are thousands of members participating in daily forums and discussions. You can easily ask a question and get answers from fellow members.
TYPO3 is an open source content management system written in PHP, and released under the GNU General Public License. It runs on different servers and operating systems. It was released in 1998 and is available in 51 languages. It is mostly used in Europe than in any other region. TYPO3 is highly flexible because its code and content are operated separately. It also runs on most HTTP servers and different operating systems. This is the best content management system for corporate websites.