Website development is very confusing task while it come to choose between a various open source content management system. Every IT person, developer, and programmer has an different opinion when it comes to the various open source content management systems out there for website development. It often comes down to functionality and ease of use, but even then the lines are often blurred and there is rarely a clear-cut victor. Today WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are really widely used open source CMS in many website development companies. In this article I will discuss advantage and disadvantage of each of these.
There are lots of open source content management systems (CMSs) for stunning website development and website design, but the most common for websites today are three open-source tools: Joomla, Drupal and WordPress. Actually, we describe them itís not tools for website development but it is a Ďlife for website developmentí ó these are full-fledged platforms, with tens of thousands of add-on tools created by very active developer communities. You can choose wisely among these three open source CMS accordingly your website development needs and requirement.
All these three applications have a lot of similarities, advantages and disadvantages. For example, all three are written in the PHP programming language which is a server side scripting language to help dynamic website development. all three are licensed under the free GNU General Public License (GPL), and all three depend on the MySQL database to hold and manage the actual content within a website.
Drupal is widely used open source CMS for personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites.Drupal have many advantages and also have some disadvantages. Drupal CMS have good clear core PHP code helps website developers to build great website. We can acquire a good project leadership with this drupal CMS. It is very scalable and easy to use for server side scripting. It has not too much ready made plug-ins to make your website development easy as available in wordpress or joomla. It is not too easy for imposing default user interface.
Since Joomla is a object-oriented programming language, it is widely used and 30 million times downloaded open source CMS and Over 9,200 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla Extension Directory to make website development easy and more are available from other sources. Mambo, formerly known as mambo open source (MOS), includes advanced features such as page caching to improve performance on busy sites, advanced templating techniques, and a fairly robust API. It can provide RSS feeds and automate many tasks, including web indexing of static pages.
Joomla have a good menu system and easy for static website development. It has trong static page structure and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization. Joomla have not very good in-built web performance. It has not good SEO friendly URLs. Poor weblog section. Paid plug-ins. Overall not too good CMS for website development.
WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet for website development and also have strong evidence by google trends. WordPress users may install and switch between themes. It has good in built plugins, widgets. It has good multi-user and multi-blogging facility. We can also easily build mobile site with wordpress CMS. WordPress also support trackback and pingback standards. It has clean permalink structure and having ability to assign nested, multiple categories to blogs and articles. It also support for tagging of posts and articles. In wordpress, automatic filters are also included, providing standardized formatting and styling of text in articles.