How to Choose the Ideal CMS Platform For Your Needs

How to Choose the Ideal CMS Platform For Your Needs

How to choose between Wordpress, Drupal, and Joomla, presented with a useful infographic!

Posted 2017-06-09 12:00:00

How to Choose The Ideal CMS Platform For Your Needs (Infographic)

When you create a website, you’ll need a program that gives you the tools to craft pages, posts, and everything in between. This is known as a content management system, or CMS. The most popular choices include things like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, but how do you know which one is right for you?

That question has a different answer for everybody, but join us as we look at some basic rules you should follow when choosing your CMS platform, followed by an infographic that will help you compare and contrast today’s top platforms.


3 Rules to Follow When Selecting Your Content Management System

The key to selecting a content management system, is to understand the needs of your blog. From there, you can start to piece together the things you’ll need to make the best website you possibly can.

Let’s take a look at three rules you should follow when looking for your CMS:

#1 - Look at the four big characteristics you’ll be needing. These include support, a vision for the future of the platform, a strong community, and good stability. You need to make sure these pillars are in place and mirror your own thoughts/needs for your website.

#2 - Know what you want in terms of features. Things like flexible content types, mobile responsiveness, multi-lingual support, and others are all important. Narrow down your needs to a specific list that you want to have with your CMS.

#3 - Don’t overbuy. It’s important to remember that CMS platforms come with a lot of optional add-ons, but don’t start buying things you don’t need. Your journey is just beginning, so wait to see if you need all of the extras they are offering.


Comparing Today’s Top CMS Platforms (Infographic)

It’s time to start shopping. Below, you’ll find an excellent infographic designed to help you understand today’s  top CMS platforms and how they each offer something unique for your business. With the rules above and the infographic below, you’ll have everything you need to choose your platform.


Which CMS program is your preferred option? Let us know in the comments!


Matt Banner