Today we will analyze the concept of CMS systems but first let’s have a look to the past.
Back in the old days a web developer or a team of web developers used to build websites from scratch. Those websites were good and well-designed but there were some problems. A client was asking for a website, a web developer was building it and then it was delivered to the client. This website was static and not manageable from the client. If the client wished for a change, for example let’s say he wanted to change an image, he had to contact the web developer in order that change to be made. That was a major problem for the client, especially if his website was small and wanted only a few changes.
On the other side of the coin, the web developer had to do all those changes by writing clean code which sometimes can lead to many bugs and a lot amount of time. Imagine the time had to be spent when the web developer had to face a lot of changes for bigger websites and the money the client had to spent for those changes.
So the need for managing the websites was covered by the systems known as “CMS”.
CMS stands for Content Management System
CMS is an application, that provides capabilities for multiple users with different permission levels to manage content, data or information of a website. It’s easy for a non-expert developer and a client to manage content and edit it.
The best and most known in market are considered to be Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. Although all three of them are CMS their core programming differs at some points. We will analyze those differences in another upcoming post but let’s take a quick look.
Over the years Joomla has won several awards. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS that allows you to build powerful online applications.
Joomla is one of the most popular website software, thanks to its global community of developers and volunteers, who make sure the platform is user friendly, extendable, multilingual, accessible, responsive, search engine optimized and so much more.
Joomla! is used all over the world to power millions of websites of all shapes and sizes.
Today it powers nearly 30 percent of the entire world wide web, from simple websites, blogs to some of the biggest online websites.
It’s incredibly flexible and extensible. There are thousands of plugins and themes that enable you to easily change the entire look of your website, or even add new features.
Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security. But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.