PHP Content Management Systems

A Content Management System is an application is used to manage and organize the contents of a website. It allow the webmasters to build professional websites in quick and efficient manner.

Most of the Content Management Systems are quite identical to each other. Basically, they boast features like themes and plugins. Still, all these CMS softwares are somewhat different from each other. Here, we will see some of the best CMSs used with the PHP platform.

WordPress

WordPress is a content management system that accounts for 62 million websites, or 17.4 percent of the total websites on the internet. It is the biggest CMS on the internet and has the largest community of web developers. Even though it’s chiefly used as a blogging platform the custom fields, custom posts types and custom taxonomies features allow it to be used as a CMS.

The software also includes many free plugins and themes. The users can also make their own plugins or they may just modify the templates. The administrative interface of WordPress is very easy to use.

Drupal

With its first version released in 2001, Drupal counts among the oldest and most popular CMS softwares. Even though Drupal is very popular, it is quite difficult to learn. However, you don’t need to know the coding as there are a lot of plugins to do almost everything.

The release of Drupal 7 has made it easier to use and more functional in response to the increasing dependence on WordPress. While WordPress is usually considered to be better than Drupal, this CMS offers better security and allows to build frameworks for large projects. Moreover, it can be installed on most versions of PHP and MySQL.

Joomla

While WordPress is very easy to use and Drupal is designed for professional web developers, Joomla tries to offer the best of both to amateurs and professionals likewise. It has a captivating administration interface, complete with intuitive drop-down menu and other features.

It also supports access control protocols like LDAP, OpenID and Gmail.com. Like Drupal you do not need to know coding to use Joomla, but you can make your own plugins if you know coding. Many plugins are available with Joomla as well, however many of them are paid. Just like WordPress, Joomla also has a huge tech community behind it.

A CMS must be built for the users who are going to edit the content of the web page. It means that the developer does not need to spend lots of time on helping the client edit the site. All of these CMSs are basically popular due to their flexibility.

With a little training even a non technical person can create blogs, site news, an online book, FAQ, RSS Feeds and many more such contents. All the three CMSs mentioned here are good CMS platforms. It depends on you which one you choose as per your requirements and ideas.


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