A web content management system is a system that allows you to manage your websites content with very little or zero HTML knowledge. Content on web pages must be managed like all other content and a web CMS is used to create, manage, store and display content on web pages.
Typical functionality of a web CMS would allow you to:
Popular web content management systems
|1. WordPress||Around 74,652,825 use Wordpress. Thats accounts for around 18.9% of all websites!|
|2. Drupal||An estimated 7.19 million websites use Drupal|
|3. Joomla!||35 million downloads and counting, averaging about 2.8% of all website.|
|4. ExpressionEngine||ExpressionEngine is used by 0.6% of all the websites.|
|5. TextPattern||Much small in scale|
|6. CONTAO (FORMERLY TYPOLIGHT)||Much small in scale|
|7. Radiant CMS||Much small in scale|
|8. Cushy CMS||Much small in scale|
|9. SilverStripe||Much small in scale|
|10. CONCRETE5||Much small in scale|
When it comes to choosing a content management system it is important to match the system to the requirements. In most cases WordPress is a good suitable CMS that is very flexible for a variety of website solutions.
Due to its popularity there are hundreds on plugins (both free and paid) that can extend the functionality of your website quickly and with ease, making WordPress a very attractive CMS that is cost effective. This will allow your developer to spend more time fine tuning your website as they won’t need to reinvent the wheel for a vast amount of functionality.
We would recommend WordPress because:
As mentioned above, WordPress is a great CMS in most cases but it’s not always the right tool for the job. If you have a complex website problem that needs to be resolved you may have to build a system from the ground up that is bespoke to your business. This is often an expensive solution but there are no limitations to what can be achieved.
Usually a bespoke system would be used for:
So unless you’re inventing the next Facebook, an open source CMS like WordPress is usually suitable.