A Content Management System (CMS) is a platform for publishing and managing your website’s content. CMS’s can range from simple to extremely complex and customizable, but a good CMS will provide for as much ease of use as possible. Finding the right CMS to implement for your eCommerce business is important. Here’s a CMS comparison that includes features of the major CMS systems:
Originally starting as a blogging platform, Wordpress has evolved into one of the most user-friendly CMS’s on the market. The interface is simple, free, and intuitive; and the variety of templates to choose from can help you produce an attractive web site with little web design knowledge. However, Wordpress doesn’t always deliver on more complicated functions, and it operates best for simple web sites.
The Drupal platform allows for the construction of complex sites with high functionality. They are quite developer-friendly; but due to their complexity, they do require a degree of expertise. ECommerce vendors who want to operate their own website with little outside help often decide on simpler platforms.
DotNetNuke is an open-source platform that can be managed without an extensive amount of technical language, and it integrates well with a variety of third-party applications. As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Clarity has extensive experience with this highly functional, user-friendly platform.
No matter which CMS you choose, Clarity can help you customize it to provide maximum functionality.
Joomla is a more complex platform than Wordpress, but its learning curve isn’t as difficult as some of the other CMS’s. The average user could learn how to operate a Joomla web site in a relatively short amount of time. It also has strong social networking features. Joomla offers a great balance between a highly sophisticated but difficult to use platform like Drupal, and a simple but less functional platform like Wordpress.
Magento is an open-source eCommerce platform that has been heavily updated and enhanced by developers. It is feature-rich and has a large community of users. However, it is not always easy to work with, and its large size requires a very good hosting environment. This differs from a CMS system like Wordpress in that Wordpress will work speedily with virtually any hosting environment.
No matter which CMS you choose, Clarity can bring extensive experience with custom development to help you customize your CRM system and create maximum functionality.
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