You have to admit, when it comes to creating a website, the CMS you choose will have a bearing on how difficult or easy it will be for you to tweak and update it. There are quite a few options for you to choose from, and some of the more popular ones have pretty specific target users in mind. For instance, Joomla is a rather popular CMS for many users, but the draw here is that if you are not somewhat tech-savvy, you will have a difficult time with it.
To find the best content management system for your particular needs, you will need to weed out the choices that do not fit your requirements. For example, if your site is heavy on blogging and is to be used by someone who does not code, you should select a CMS that is easy to use and is geared at blogging and easy content addition, like WordPress. If your site is geared towards becoming a shopping portal, then you might want to consider some of the e-commerce content management systems around (although WordPress can also be used for this purpose).
Three of the most popular CMSs being used by many website owners are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Each one has their own avid and die-hard users who state that their chosen CMS is better than the others. In reality, there really is no generally “best” CMS out there, and what is best is always dependent on your specific need. To help you select which of these three is best for your website, here is a little information on each:
Drupal – if you want a system that is powerful yet requires a bit of know-how to use and operate, this is the one for you. It comes with the capability to create complex and advanced sites, but is also a CMS that requires a lot of learning for proper utilization. This is often the choice of companies and individuals that need a platform that can be used to create complex data sites and online stores.
WordPress – if you want a CMS that is easy to use and does not require too much effort to learn how to use, then WordPress is the one you are looking for. What first began as a blogging platform is now considered a content management system that is widely utilized for many different kinds of websites. WP is often used for the creation of news sites, research sites, and gaming blogs, to mention but a few. Those who do not know how to code don’t have to worry about their content not coming out the way they want it to do so since copying and pasting from a Word document is easily done here. Customization is also pretty easy with the use of themes, and learning how to tweak it is easily done as well with the help of numerous tutorials and guides available for it.
Joomla – this CMS is considered the middle ground for the aforementioned two. It is somewhat technical but not overly so, and is also kind-of easy to use, but not too easy. While considered not as difficult as Drupal to use, it is also not as easy as WordPress, and will require a bit of research and learning to actually utilize properly. This CMS is often used to create restaurant sites, education sites, and even small-scale social networking pages. The ability to create somewhat complex websites without it being too complicated to do is its strong point.