A content management system (CMS) is a system used to manage the content of a Web site. Typically, CMS consist of two elements: the content management application (CMA) and the content delivery application (CDA).

Magento Vs Drupal Vs Joomla Vs WordPress

WordPress, Joomla, Magento and Drupal are the four most popular content management systems (CMS) which you can find online. All four are open source and built on the PHP + MySQL platform. They have different features, capabilities, and customization flexibility. Here is a brief comparison of each of the CMS platforms so that you can decide which CMS you should use.

Drupal: Drupal is a free, open-source web development platform for online content and user communities. Drupal powers some of the busiest sites on the web, and can be adapted to virtually any visual design. Drupal runs over a million sites, including WhiteHouse.gov, World Economic Forum, Stanford University, and Examiner.com. Drupal is one of the oldest CMS systems launched in early 2001. Like WordPress and Joomla, Drupal is based on PHP-MySQL.

Drupal is a search engine friendly CMS and has an ability to handle hundreds of thousands of pages of content with ease. However, the lack of free plugins makes it inflexible to use.

Magento: Magento is an open-source content management system for e-commerce web sites. The software was originally developed by Varien Inc., a US private company headquartered in Culver City, California, with assistance from volunteers. Magento is a feature-rich eCommerce platform built on open-source technology that provides online merchants with unprecedented flexibility and control over the look, content and functionality of their eCommerce store.

Magento is easy to integrate with many third-party sites and shipping services like FedEx & UPS. It  comes with built-in SEO features, delivering online marketing tools that help buyers to rate and review products. It can also handle multiple stores and can be easily customized.

Joomla: Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. It is easy to use with a polished, flexible and powerful user interface and a strong developer community. The plugin library is large enough and contains several free to use plugins and extensions.

WordPress: WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool written in PHP. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system (or CMS) in existence today. Millions of websites utilize WordPress and is one of the most popular blogging platforms in the world. It is highly flexible, easy to use and  SEO friendly. With thousands of free plugins and themes, no doubt it should be your first choice of all above CMS.

You can choose any of the CMS platforms mentioned above; all depends on your requirement since each of them has its own advantage and disadvantage.