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Week 1  - Battle of the CMS Week 1 - Battle of the CMS Presentation Transcript

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