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what is the Best Open Source CMS?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by jamesusa, May 9, 2012.

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  1. jamesusa

    jamesusa Newbie

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    please say anybody answer this ques.....
     
  2. raghav

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    joomla and drupal- they both are powerful and easy to learn. Joomla is super easy than drupal though. This is my personal opinion though
     
  3. milian

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    Wordpress

    I hate Joomla with a passion after working on so many sites, trying to fix up duplicates of everything it creates!:eek13:
     
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    Wordpress is easy to customize. Together with PHP knowledge it's the best in my opinion.
     
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    I vote for wordpress too... all my site is wordpress
     
  6. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    Yup , my vote gose to Wordpress too , I've tried both Joomla and Drupal .Wordpress is just easier to build and SEO in my opinion . But try them all out yourself , you never know , you might have a knack for building Joomla and Drupal sites.
     
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    What do you mean by CMS? And what are you looking for?
    If you want just some basic Content Management System features - go with wordpress. It has tons and tons of free/cheap templates and plugins.
    If you are going to build advanced system using a CMS (e.g. custom taxonomies, advanced user management, custom apps) then Drupal is your man. It has a very bright feature and is a serious trademark in the industry (many big names use Drupal). It's has far more advanced architecture, but is tougher to learn.

    The choice is yours,
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    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    Wordpress and Joomla! are the two most famous. However, each of them has some advantages and some disadvantages...

    For example, Wordpress sux with translation plugins and internal visits stats, when compared to Joomla Stats and Joomla Fish. Not to mention, if you want to have a e-commerce on WP site- Well, I can only wish you luck because that's what you need...

    On the other hand - Joompla sucks in terms of SEO plugins and general structure, as well as it does have just a fraction of plugins available compared to what WP has!

    I suggest you to think firstly what you need your website for (what functionality) and then decide.
     
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    my vote goes to Wordpress..maybe just because it's the only CMS i have ever used :)
     
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    Wordpress.
     
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    wangxs0325 Registered Member

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    Wordpress is easy to deal! What you should pay attention is the quality!
     
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    I have a feeling most everyone recommending wordpress hasn't even tried joomla/drupal or atleast gave them a fair shot.

    As for the question itself... No one can answer it. It's all opinion. There is no "best". It all depends on your specific needs. Similar to asking what is the better vehicle. If you're towing freight then obviously a ferrari won't work. If you're racing then you won't be going with a tractor.
    Try wordpress, joomla and drupal. Those are the 3 most popular (granted wordpress is much less a cms than a blogging platform). If none of them meet your needs, then you can try less used platforms such as ExpressionEngine.
     
  13. champ5

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    I think wordpress is the best. I used Joomla for some basic stuff some years ago, but it's a bit complicated and way less themes and plugins. Wordpress is way easier, a lot more themes and plugins and also better at SEO. So my vote goes to Worpress.
     
  14. milian

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    Wordpress is much more than just a blogging platform now!

    But the rest of your advice is good, you should try everything before making a decision.
     
  15. senior

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    100% Wordpress. It is a better cms than the platforms that claim to be.
     
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