A Brief Comparison of WordPress, Drupal & Joomla!

This blog is my first experience using WordPress or any open source CMS (Content Management System). You can accomplish a great deal with WordPress in a short time without getting into HTML and coding. I’ve built web sites from scratch with just a text editor and with various tools like Microsoft’s ASP.net. WordPress allows you to focus on content and making your site unique instead of reinventing the underlying technology plumbing.

WordPress started out as a blogging platform and has evolved into a CMS. It’s been adapted for many uses such as news and company information sites. WordPress was the clear choice for my first blog. However, is it the best tool for a small business or a collaboration web site? Before I start adapting WordPress for other uses, I am investigating other open source CMS options. [Read more…]

Intro to WordPress

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP (scipting language) and MySQL database. As of August, 2011 it powered 15% of the top million websites in the world. 22 out of every 100 new active domains in the US are running WordPress. Similar open source CMS tools include Drupal, Joomla! and DotNetNuke.

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