Overview and Comparisons of Open Source Technologies / CMS by softweb009


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									Content Management Systems
 Why to use. And, if you’re going to use one, which one???

The key agenda of this presentation is to provide brief information about
popular open source content management system and compare them

   Overview of Content Management Systems
   Comparison between popular open source CMS
   Getting Started
Overview of Content Management Systems

What is a Content Management System?
 • An Content Management System (CMS) is a software for changing website
   content online. Usually changing, editing or archiving content such as text,
   pictures and in the good ones menus, navigation and page layouts

               Manage Diverse Content              Satisfy Compliance Requirements


          Efficiently Manage Multiple Web Sites     Streamline Business Processes

Why should I use a CMS?
 • By using a CMS you can edit your web site anywhere, anytime, through
   your web browser
 • With a content management system, you can create interactive web sites
   and communicate with your visitors through on-line forms, newsletters,
   blogs, forums or polls
 • You can also add a shopping cart in your website and sell your products on-

Brief info of Popular OpenSource CMS
          Drupal: It is a powerful, developer- friendly tool for building
          complex sites. Like most powerful tools, it requires some expertise
          and experience to operate. But very difficult for normal users to

          Joomla: It offers middle ground between the developer-oriented,
          extensive capabilities of Drupal and user-friendly but more complex site
          development options than WordPress offers. Also easy to extend at any
          level due to MVC Structure.

          WordPress: It began as an innovative, easy-to-use blogging platform. With
          an ever-increasing repertoire of themes, plug-ins and widgets, this CMS is
          widely used for other website formats also but mostly for blogs.
Comparison Between Popular OpenSource CMS

Ease of Use
          Requires the most technical expertise of the three CMSs. However,
          it also is capable of producing the most advanced sites. With each
          release, it is becoming easier to use. If you’re unable to commit to
          learning the software or can’t hire someone who knows it, it may
          not be the best choice.

          Less complex than Drupal, more complex than WordPress.
          Relatively uncomplicated installation and setup. With a relatively
          small investment of effort into understanding Joomla’s structure
          and terminology, you have the ability to create fairly complex sites.

          Technical experience is not necessary; it’s intuitive and easy to
          get a simple site set up quickly.

           Known for its powerful taxonomy and ability to tag, categorize and
           organize complex content. Designed to perform as a community
           platform, with strong social networking features.

           Ease of use is a key benefit for experts and novices alike. It’s
           powerful enough for web developers or designers to efficiently
           build sites for clients; then, with minimal instruction, clients can
           take over the site management. Known for an extensive selection
           of themes. Also having large number of extension readily available
           for use.

           Very user-friendly with great support and tutorials, making it great
           for non-technical users to quickly deploy fairly simple sites. But not
           designed for complex website structures.

Best Use Case

         For complex, advanced and versatile sites; for sites that require
         complex data organization; for community platform sites with
         multiple users; for online stores.

         Joomla allows you to build a site with more content and
         structure flexibility than WordPress offers, but still with fairly
         easy, intuitive usage. Supports E-commerce, social networking
         and more.

         Ideal for fairly simple web sites, such as everyday blogging and
         news sites; and anyone looking for an easy-to-manage site. Add-
         ons make it easy to expand the functionality of the site.


          TinyMCE or FCKEditor can be implemented to Drupal.

          There are lot of them. However the most convenient and good
          among free editors is JCE developed specially for Joomla.

          Usually WordPress uses TinyMCE (not full version) and simple text

Visual Editor
           A core is stable. Bugs in demanded modules usually get fixed
           operatively. But there loop holes which are getting resolved in
           later releases.

           Everything is fine with the availability of new Joomla versions.
           Security is also on the high level, you can consider 1.5.8 and 1.6
           versions as very stable and secure.

           Not extensive as mostly WordPress used for simple websites.

Image Handling

        Inserting pictures is not included in a base package. It is possible to
        solve this problem in several ways, thru editors.

        It’s is ahead of other systems. There are 3 extensions types
        (components, modules and mambots). And each type of
        extensions can solve their types of tasks that actually allows you
        to add any new functionality without changing the “core”. Also
        there are lots of extension available.

        It is possible and convenient to add pictures to the editor in
        WordPress. It is possible to specify the file name and signature
        while loading at once. But still a bit difficult to manage.

Search Engine Optimization Support

        SEO by default available with Drupal.

        SEO and meta data handling is default provided by Joomla.

         WordPress also allows SEO friendly URLs.


             Ease of use            4/10    7/10    8/10
             Features               9/10    9/10    8/10
             Best Use Case          7/10    8/10    7/10
             Versions/Security      6/10    8/10    7/10
             Visual Editor          7/10    8/10    6/10
             Image Handling         4/10    9/10    7/10
             SEO Support            7/10    8/10    7/10

             Total (70)             45/70   57/70   50/70
Getting Started
                                     Getting Started

Average Setup Cost and Maintenance
               Average Setup and Customization Cost*: $5,000 - $50,000
               Average Monthly Maintenance Cost*: $1,000 - $2,000

               Average Setup and Customization Cost*: $2,000 - $20,000
               Average Monthly Maintenance Cost*: $500

               Average Setup and Customization Cost*: $250 - $15,000
               Average Monthly Maintenance Cost*: $250

  * Depending on the level of customizations to the Core Modules or the design complexity
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