Designing a high ranking website starts with choosing a good (CMS). And luckily, now-a-days, one can upload a Content Management system or Web Application Framework to their server database and within hours have a professionally designed site.
ocPortal is the new generation of CMS Platforms. Unlike WordPress & Drupal, ocPortal bundles almost every common website feature [within the CMS] , so there’s no need for third party add-ons, plug-ins or modules.
WYSIWYG editor, discussion forums, events calendars, photo galleries, news and social networking components are standard in the ocPortal website build. ocPortal even handles search engine optimization & site security.
- Runs on most PHP web servers.
- Designed for use by “The Common Man” or shall I say: “non-techies.”
WordPress is definitely the easiest to use blogging & website platform. It has many features including: plug-ins for everything you could imagine, free theme templates and custom theme templates. Themes can be manipulated through PHP or html.
Technical experience is not necessary when using the WP CMS. Wordpress is a very user friendly choice for both web designers & clients. Many web designers use WP, and with minimal instruction, clients can take over the site management.
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 … . .
A Wordpress built website is dynamic enough for use by “The Common Man. ”
A free and open-source content management framework (CMF) written in PHP. 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. It requires technical expertise & perseverance to master this CMS.
The Drupal Content Management Platform is “Not for The Common Man.”
Joomla is a free and open source content management system (CMS) for publishing content on the 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.
WebGUI is an open source content management system written in Perl. Known as “The All in One CMS,” WebGUI is built via themes, templates, add-ons and assets.
Similar to the Drupal Platform, the robustness of WebGUI allows for interactive online interfaces, secure corporate Intranet, individual user permissions, E-commerce, Event Management Systems, Forums, and Online Charity Donations.
The WebGUI Content Engine is designed for business, government, non-profit, and educational websites
[Examples: America.gov & California State University’s Websites].
After choosing your CMS Platform; the next step is designing a SEO enhanced website architecture ..
Related CMS / CMF Links:
- 2015 Content Management System Software Review
- Choosing the right CMS Platform
- 10 Most Popular Content Management Systems
- CMS Website Platforms
- SEO and CMS