CMS

The best CMS

What is the best CMS

With this article we will go to see which is the best CMS but let’s start from the basics.

What is a CMS

A CMS, Content Management System, is in a nutshell a base ready to use your website in a simple way, in short a CMS will have a Back-End area where just you have access to create your content, and a Front-End area that is the website your visitors will see. 

With a CMS you don’t have to insert your texts and contents in the website code but you will have areas on purpose. Obviously mine is a very quick description, if you want to learn more I suggest you to click here to be redirected to the appropriate page on Wikipedia.

How many CMS do exist

There are many CMS online, but at the top there are always the same five, those that have always been most used and from which new CMS are made, perhaps focused on a certain topic.

So let’s see in alphabetical order which are these five CMS:

  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • Prestashop
  • WordPress

It must be said that these five CMS have mostly different peculiarities, so defining which is the best is difficult. 

I will just explain you what their main purpose is and do a study of the pros and cons of each one, tell me what do you think about it!

  • Drupal
    A multipurpose CMS that allows you to create any type of website by adding certain modules that can be free or paid.
  • Joomla
    A multipurpose CMS that allows you to create any type of website by adding certain modules that can be free or paid.
  • Magento
    An e-commerce oriented CMS.
  • Prestashop
    An e-commerce oriented CMS.
  • WordPress
    A multipurpose CMS that allows you with the addition of certain plugins that can be free or paid to create any type of website.

Pros and cons of these CMS

Let’s now see some pros and cons of the CMS we are looking at:

Drupal

Difficulty for average user: 7/10

Pro
  • Structure
  • Quality of themes and modules
  • Elasticity in allowing the creation of any type of website, including e-commerce
Cons
  • Complexity of the Backend
  • There are few tutorials on the net
  • Updates and incompatibilities with modules if not updated with the core

Joomla

Difficulty for average user: 4/10

Pro
  • Simplicity of use
  • Quantity of modules available online
  • Elasticity in allowing the creation of any type of website, including e-commerce
Cons
  • Vulnerability
  • Poor quality of many modules or themes on the net

Magento

Difficulty for average user: 9/10

Pro
  • Quality
  • User-side speed of use
  • Structure
Cons
  • Lack of free modules or themes
  • Difficulty of realization
  • Costs

Prestashop

Difficulty for average user: 8/10

Pro
  • Quality
  • User-side speed of use
  • Structure
Cons
  • There are few modules or free themes
  • Difficulty of realization
  • Costs

WordPress

Difficulty for average user: 3/10

Pro
  • Simplicity
  • Costs
  • Quantity of free themes and plugins available on the net
  • Elasticity in allowing the creation of any type of website, including e-commerce
Cons
  • Security
  • Quality of themes and plugins not always checked

Conclusions

I have exposed you my direct opinion on the pros and cons of the most known CMS, it is up to you now to define which is the best CMS, personally I consider it all or almost worthy of the podium, it will be that for work I happened to use them all and based on the individual needs of the project, one can be better than the other ;-).

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