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What is a CMS ?
CMS is an abbreviation for Content Management System. A Content Management Software helps you to easy manage Content and Images, without having to deal too much with the details.
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Content Management Solutions
A Content Management System (CMS) is a web application that allows a user to create and edit web pages without requiring knowledge of computer programming or coding. Traditionally, the system will have a secured admin interface in which a user can
This overview gives you first insights about the Top 4 Open Source Content Management Systems, and answer first questions. Our Web experts are happy to assist you further in finding the right CMS which
+ user-friendly interface, easy base setup
+ mobile support
+ search engine friendly URLs
+ extensions and design templates for almost every need
+ large community
– considered less secure than other systems
– limited user and rights administration
– limited stability and performance during periods of high traffic
– no Enterprise features like multi-language directly included
– not ideal for larger Web Projects (higher effort for special needs)
Joomla! is the second biggest player on the CMS market. Joomla! demands a bit more of technical affinity. This means it takes a while to understand how to use it in detail. However, one plus for non-expert users is the robust community support – and an excellent documentation.
+ relatively simple installation and set-up
+ object-based management of content
+ large pool of extensions and designs
+ generating own templates is user friendly
– many processes are not intuitive
Drupal started as a message board site for students. It maintains a different look and feel than more conventional Content Management Systems. Drupal’s basic installation starts with only a few modules, however you can extend the functionalities with different modules. Advanced IT knowledge is required to self-maintain this solution.
+ nuanced role and rights management systems
+ supports multi-domain management
+ strengths especially in social publishing / community platforms
+ modular design
– installing of new feaures requires advanced knowledge in IT
– difficult configuration
If you are planning to realize a large and Complex Web project, TYPO3 may be the ideal Content Management System for you. This solution is specifically tailored for larger enterprises. However, compared to other solutions it requires a bit of more effort to understand how to use it.
+ enterprise-focused CMS
+ multilingual support
+ seamless connection to to many CRM or ERP solutions
+ constant maintenance
+ large flexibility to adjust it to your individual needs
+ very granular rights management
– Back end not intuitive for non-experts
– intial set up not as easy compared to other solutions