If you need to create a website for your business, you might be wondering which content management system (CMS) is the best choice for you.
Three of the most widely-used ones are: Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress. All three are open-source software, each developed and maintained by a community of thousands, and all are free to download and use. The open-source format means that their platforms are continuously being improved to support new Internet technologies, and basic functions can be continuously enhanced with an ever-expanding array of add-ons, contributed from their respective communities.
Your choice depends on your goals, technical expertise, budget and what you want the site to do:
Despite its humble blogging beginnings, WordPress has taken the world by storm, powering over +100 million websites today.
WordPress is also used on over 40% of CMS-based websites – leading the market of DIY CMS websites by a wide margin.
Most people are still under the misconception that WordPress is still only a limited option for blogs. It’s not. It can handle everything from enormous eCommerce websites and large hotel websites to well-known fashion blogs that get tens of thousands of visits each month. It’s become a much better well rounded CMS over the past few years, and can handle the majority of use cases at any scale.
For a complex, highly customized site requiring scalability and complex content organization, this might be the best choice.
For something in between that has an easier learning curve, Joomla might be the answer.