Designing a Website that will rank high in the Google Search starts with choosing the right (CMS). And luckily, now-a-days, one can upload a Content Management system [WordPress] or Web Application Framework [Drupal] to their server database and within hours have a professionally designed website.
What is WordPress?
WordPress is beyond doubt the easiest to use blogging and website platform. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a vast template system.
Technical experience is not necessary when using the WordPress CMS. After watching a few video tutorials & becoming familiar with the user friendly interface ; one can have a professional site uploaded in about 2 hours or less … . .
The WordPress built site is dynamic enough for the use of “the common man. ”
Many web designers use WP, and with minimal instruction, clients can take over the site management. WordPress has a database of over 30,000 plugins
A free and open-source content management framework (CMF) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end system for “high end” websites. [Ex. News, Multimedia, Publishing, Intranet/Corporate, Educational, Music, and Governmental Websites.
Drupal has over 20,000 available add-on modules. Unlike most, it comes with add-on options for multiple user accounts and user permissions. It allows users to chat with one another, edit page content, and upload directly to the site.
Drupal is known for it’s taxonomy and ability to tag, categorize and organize complex & robust web content. It is used by sites that require complex data organization; for community platform sites and for eCommerce. Drupal is not for “the common man.” It requires technical expertise.
Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets and a model–view–controller (MVC) Web application framework that can also be used independently.
Less complex than Drupal, yet more difficult to use than WordPress.
Originally designed to perform as a community platform, with great social networking features.
Supports E-commerce, social networking and allows for up to 9 different types of user permissions.
After choosing your CMS Platform; the next step is designing a SEO enhanced website architecture..
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- SEO and CMS