Introduction CA274 -  Web Content Management Systems and Strategy*
The battle of CMS
UNDERSTADING THE WEB
Content management Systems <ul><li>A  content management system , or  CMS , is a web application designed to make it easy ...
Drupal vs WordPress vs Joomla – The easy version
WordPress
WordPress <ul><li>Pros  </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to setup  –  5 minutes installation </li></ul><ul><li>Low learning curve  –...
Drupal
Drupal <ul><li>Pros  </li></ul><ul><li>Very Powerful:  Drupal is a perfect fit for highly dynamic websites. </li></ul><ul>...
Joomla
Joomla <ul><li>Pros  </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively easy-to-use:  It’s not as intuitive as WordPress, but not rocket science...
The Winner is….
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Week 1 - Battle of the CMS

  1. 1. Introduction CA274 - Web Content Management Systems and Strategy*
  2. 2. The battle of CMS
  3. 3. UNDERSTADING THE WEB
  4. 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. 5. Drupal vs WordPress vs Joomla – The easy version
  6. 6. WordPress
  7. 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. 8. Drupal
  9. 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. 10. Joomla
  11. 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. 12. The Winner is….
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