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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….