Choosing the right Content Management System (CMS) is very important. Fortunately, there is a relatively straight forward way to evaluate and choose the CMS:
The most popular CMSs have a large and dedicated community coming together to build tools and expand the platforms. This provides more options, as well as additional flexibility and technical support.
Ease of installation
A CMS needs to be installed on a web server. If you’re a novice, a platform that hosting providers offer simple installations for makes sense.
A simpler CMS like WordPress should cover the requirements for most websites and blogs. However, if complex user roles, portals and different page types are required, a more complex CMS like Drupal could be considered.
If you are a novice, you should look at a platform with an editor that is relatively simple to use. However, if you have advanced technical competence a more complex CMS may be used, enabling development of extremely advanced sites.
Some CMSs are more vulnerable to hacking than others, so the chosen CMS should be constantly updated, in order to deal with to the latest security threats. Suffice to say measures to protect your site by implementing normal security measures, should be implemented regardless of its platform. When co comparing the various CMS options, these considerations need to be born in mind.
This is the biggest and best CMS which fulfils all of our criteria. In addition – it is free and an open-source platform, meaning that code contributions really can come from anyone.
WordPress also has the largest and most active communities, along with lots of plugins to facilitate specialised functionality.
In fact WordPress is by far the most popular CMS, powering around 30% of the web. It combines ease-of-use with that powerful functionality. Novices can get stuck in immediately and choose from the thousands of ready-made themes and plugins to enable customisation of their websites, but advanced users can easily create add-ons to meet their exact specifications. WordPress is ideal for blogs, portfolios, and business sites, among other applications. You can even create an online shop using the WooCommerce plugin.
In a nutshell – WordPress is both secure and scalable, making it an excellent choice for small and large sites alike. It is absolutely ideal for affiliate applications and most web hosts enable a simple install via a point and click installer.