What is a Content Management System?
Content management systems or CMS, is a web-based application that allows an administrator to easily make changes to the site’s content, pages and layout.
Usually a secure area of the website, a CMS is accessed by signing in with a username and password. Roles can also be assigned to different members of an administration team so access can be restricted for certain tasks.
Best Content Management Systems
There are currently several good quality, open-source content management systems that we recommend our clients use. Some are more complex than others and it all boils down to the individual needs of the client as to which one we suggest you should use.
Although primarily a blogging platform, WordPress also makes a great CMS. Its ease of use and the huge amount of freely available plugins make it a popular choice.
Joomla is a highly customisable content management system with a large number of extensions. It is ideal for enterprise websites where separate user groups and roles are required.
The Drupal content management platform is another popular choice. Modules enable developers to easily extend their website making pretty much anything possible.
MODX Revolution is a very flexible CMS that can be used to create complex sites quickly. It’s very powerful despite having less extensions available compared to other CMSs.