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Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
Week 1  - Battle of the CMS
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Week 1 - Battle of the CMS

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  • 1. Introduction CA274 - Web Content Management Systems and Strategy*
  • 2. The battle of CMS
  • 3. UNDERSTADING THE WEB
  • 4. Content management Systems <ul><li>A content management system , or  CMS , is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and  manage  a website. Most CMS have the following features: </li></ul><ul><li>Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data </li></ul><ul><li>Control access to data, based on user roles (defining which information users or user groups can view, edit, publish, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce repetitive duplicate input </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the ease of report writing </li></ul>
  • 5. Drupal vs WordPress vs Joomla – The easy version
  • 6. WordPress
  • 7. WordPress <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to setup  – 5 minutes installation </li></ul><ul><li>Low learning curve  – Designed to simple. Ease-of-use is inherently built into the product. </li></ul><ul><li>+12,000 plugins  – very simple and easy to extend </li></ul><ul><li>Big developer community  – Allows for great customization </li></ul><ul><li>Support & Training </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Security - Spammers have consistently hacked WordPress sites </li></ul><ul><li>Short Development Cycle - Constant need for upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability </li></ul>
  • 8. Drupal
  • 9. Drupal <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Very Powerful:  Drupal is a perfect fit for highly dynamic websites. </li></ul><ul><li>+7,000 modules - Extandable </li></ul><ul><li>Developers Den:  Drupal is designed for the true geeks </li></ul><ul><li>Best Performance:  Most techies boast about faster Drupal sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Cost - staff time or developer </li></ul><ul><li>High learning curve </li></ul><ul><li>Not Designer friendly </li></ul>
  • 10. Joomla
  • 11. Joomla <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively easy-to-use:  It’s not as intuitive as WordPress, but not rocket science either. </li></ul><ul><li>+6,000 extensions . </li></ul><ul><li>Fairly scalable </li></ul><ul><li>Strong Tech community:  Just like WordPress, Joomla also has a big tech community behind it. </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>Still new </li></ul><ul><li>Not as user-friendly </li></ul>
  • 12. The Winner is….

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