CMS stands for Content Management system, the main purpose of a Content Management System (relating to the web) is to provide the capability for multiple users with different permission levels to manage a website or a section of the content.
Choosing a CMS is for a client is highly reliant on the client’s requirements. There is usually a few basic functionalities to always look for, an example of this would be easy-to-use editor interface and intelligent search capabilities. There are a few things to look out for when choosing a CMS, just to list a few:
- Administration System Capabilities
- Community Support
- Media Management
- Support for 3rd Party Integration
- System Support & Maintenance Requirements
- User Interface
The best CMS for an eCommerce site is WordPress as it offers a wide variety of functionalities that make the development of the site much easier. The best part of the WordPress CMS is the large variety of payment gateways that support WordPress. There is a large amount of Content Management System Vendors to choose from, below are a few of the more popular management systems:
- SharePoint – A collection of cloud- and web-based technologies that makes it easy to store, share and manage digital information within an organization.
- OpenText – OpenText’s ECM Suite and Web Experience Management are aimed at the enterprise and are available both on premises and through the cloud. OpenText specializes in the management of large volumes of content, compliance with regulatory requirements, and mobile and online content management for enterprise use.
- WordPress – Another free and open source WCMS based on PHP and MySQL. WordPress can be utilized as part of an internet hosting service (WordPress.com), or it can be deployed on a local computer to act as its own web server (WordPress.org). It is immensely popular amongst the blogging community.
- Joomla – A free and open source WCMS built on an MVC framework. Joomla is written in PHP and offers features such as caching, RSS feeds, blogs, search and support for language internationalization.