CMS crash test- choose the most appropriate for your business

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There are several ways to create a website. From 1998 to 2007, most developers used to create static web pages using HTML, CSS or even Flash. About 10 years later, things in the web development field have changed, and DMD is staying up to date with the latest trends. Dynamic web pages based on content management systems (CMS) have dominated the field of content management.

Which CMS to choose?

If your goal is to create a dynamic website for your business, the first of your troubles would be to select the most appropriate, for your situation, CMS. Below, we will showcase the three most popular open source content management systems. Each one of these has been developed, maintained and upgraded by communities consisting of thousands of people. Because of these huge communities, these open-source platforms are constantly being updated and improved to support all the new technologies on the Internet. The basic functions of all these three CMS can enable the development of complex web pages that would enhance the marketing of your brand, with the help of the very large number of additional plug-ins.
Choosing CMS depends on your objectives, expertise, your budget and of course on the type of website you want to expand your brand’s digital marketing with. According to the web-development experts here at DMD, for presentation websites or blogs, WordPress could be the best solution, as it is considered as a very user-friendly tool, without this meaning that it offers limited possibilities for developing more complex websites. To create more complex and “highly customizable” websites that require a better organization of your content, the best solution is Drupal. While for something in between you might want to use Joomla.

WordPress

WordPress started as an innovative and easy to use blogging platform, but in the recent years it has grown considerably, giving many more options to its users. Today, more than 40% of websites using a CMS, use WordPress. It is estimated that WordPress is used for over 60.000.000 websites, which shows how popular it is.
WordPress has several advantages, including the following: Easy installation: Many web hosting service companies are offering automatic installation with WordPress as their server. This means that you can have an organized and functional site, in less than 10 minutes. Even for installing WordPress manually, the time you will need does not exceed the 30 minutes. Plenty of choices: It has the most themes and plug-ins than any other CMS. Powerful SEO capabilities: With the help of additives, such as an SEO plugin (Yoast), through WordPress anyone can make basic settings to optimize a website for search engines, with very little effort or knowledge. Huge community support: There are millions of people who use WordPress and by extension, millions of people who can help to resolve questions and guide you. Of course, 24/7 IT support is offered as well from Digital Marketing Dubai. The main disadvantage of WordPress has to do with the use of your server resources; important rate when the size and traffic of your website have grown enough. This downside would only be an issue for those with very high traffic towards their website.

Drupal

Drupal is certainly the most complex platform among the three and is most appropriate for users with an extensive technical knowledge. However, it enables creating complex web pages compared to the other two platforms. Some of the major advantages of Drupal are: Technically advanced: Drupal is the most "technically advanced" of the three CMS. The methods developed by Drupal allows the user to use much less resources to the server than WordPress and Joomla. Improved performance: Web sites based on Drupal, load faster and have lower response times in comparison with the other two CMS. Plenty of choices: With a large number of plug-ins available, but also the possibility of intervention in the source code, Drupal is the most versatile of the three CMS in usability levels. Versatile: Need a simple one-page blog? Then you should use Drupal. You need a powerful management system that can support hundreds of thousands of pages and millions of visitors per month? Again, in this case, you can use Drupal. Downside: Drupal is a very powerful content management tool. Like all powerful tools, so does Drupal require special programming skills and enough experience that the average users do not have.

Joomla

Joomla is an easier content management tool that can offer many of the features of Drupal, but do not require so great technical experience and knowledge. As in the other two cases, in the case of Joomla as well, there is a large number of plug-ins and themes to choose from and customize with your website as you wish. The main reasons people choose Joomla are: Commercial Sites: It is the ideal CMS for creating online stores. Although this option is available in the other two platforms as well, with Joomla you can create an e-shop faster and easier due to better support offered for such websites. It does not require much technical knowledge: Joomla, is arguably a middle ground between the ease of management offered by WordPress and the powerful features a Drupal website has. The average user is able to manage a Joomla-powered site, without particular technical knowledge. Support: Joomla has a sizable support community that provides solutions and answers to simple and complex issues and questions that may arise by the average user. Just like Drupal, Joomla requires sufficient technical knowledge. To properly manage your website, you need to understand the operating philosophy, which requires several hours of study in order to deal with the specific platform.
Digital marketing Dubai operates with the above and many more CMS and can create for your brand a tailored web page that matches your individual needs.