13 October 2008, by A. Cedilla
Part 2 of 2
The previous installment of this series defined what a content management system is and what it does. This post gives out ideas on how to pick the best content management system for you.
How do you pick the best CMS for you?
That depends on what you’re looking to accomplish with the particular website you intend to build. What is your strategy? Do you want to build a community, or a website that’s news-driven? Drupal can work wonders for that. If you’re thinking of a portal site, many people use Joomla for that purpose.
The best way to choose is to first decide what you want to accomplish with your website — whether it’s for business or for pleasure.
Do you want to establish a serious reader base with your content and then branch out to forums? Maybe you just want to connect with people who have the same interests and hobbies you do.
Or maybe you just want an online diary of sorts that you can share with friends and family to keep in touch. Define the purpose of your site.
There are loads of CM systems on line that are presented as freeware. However, below are two suggestions for different user groups:
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