Web Content Management has been around for quite awhile. WCM is specifically the management of intranet systems and HTML content on a website or websites. Content Management Systems or CMS manage a multitude of content made available across multiple websites or singular complex or collaborative sites.
Content Management Systems
CMS setups can handle all sorts of file-types. The system is designed to handle creation, distribution, management and publishing of content for the web, this includes: documents, audio, video, graphics and pictures as well as standard text data and web design. Content Management Systems allow a user or multiple users to frequently store and display these data-types while providing the ability to control, publish and revise all content as needed. Most major businesses today make use of content management systems on their websites for both blogging purposes and business needs. There are three major content management system frameworks in use currently.
Top Content Management Systems
Joomla! – This CMS officially came into existence on Sept. 1st 2005. Joomla! enables users to build web sites and applications. It’s ease-of-use and the ability to extend it’s base functions make Joomla! a popular content management system. Joomla! is also open source and available to everyone for free. Some of the companies that use Joomla! are MTV, Citibank and IHOP
WordPress – WordPress is the most popular content management system and blogging software currently used today. It’s widget and theme systems are easy to use and do not require PHP or HTML code editing to use. In fact, templates and themes can be switched on the fly with out effecting page or post content with this user-friendly content management system. WordPress has been around since 2003 in one form or another and currently is in 3.0 release as of June 2010. WordPress is also open source and is used by businesses and personalities such as: Kobe Bryant, Katy Perry, Boston University, Mozilla Labs and many more. We often use this for templates, like Small Business Template design.
Drupal – Another open source content management which makes use of PHP is Drupal. It has been around since 2001 but has grown exponentially in the last few years. Much like widgets or plug-ins with other content management systems, Drupal uses modules. The base install comes with core modules and user-created modules both free and commercial extend Drupal’s capabilities further. Critiques have included backwards compatibility and learning curve which the developers have striven to correct in recent releases. Some major sites using Drupal are: New York Observer, Popular Science, AOL Corporate and Portland State University.
Global Market Exposure makes the most use of WordPress currently. Our talented web design team says that each one of these content management system packages have their benefits and drawbacks. We can work with whatever package you prefer when designing your website. No matter which you choose, Global will help to spread your business branding and internet presence through various tools and methods, including search engine placement and search engine optimization, along with many advertising strategies including Facebook advertising.