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Open source has been around since a long time. But time has only made it better and bigger. Beginning with those times where open source was only for those who have the passion and are driven by innovation to build something new, today open source offers a world of opportunities in the web world.
Content Management Systems based on open source web development languages such as PHP are the pillars of today’s web world and power almost 40-50 % of the web sites on the internet.
Here are some of the most popular content management systems:
WordPress was a result of a desire to build elegant, well-structured personal publishing platforms. It focuses on aesthetics, web standards and usability. It is built and PHP and MySQL. Further, it is robust and customizable and has a number of themes and plug ins that provide enough flexibility and scalability for developing websites. It is open source, free and you can tailor it to exactly suit your requirements! The latest versions are mobile ready too.
Drupal is another open source content management system. It has excellent features such as easy content authoring, reliable performance and excellent security. What truly sets it apart is the flexibility, modularity and it helps you build versatile, structured content to create dynamic web experiences for your website visitors. You can customize the looks by using various themes. Functionality can be added and removed by adding modules which as essentially separate pieces of code that can be integrated at any time. It can be used to transform content management into powerful business solutions.
Joomla too is an open source content management system that is built on the model-view-controller web application framework. It uses the object oriented concepts and is written in PHP. It uses MySQL for its database requirements. It is also completely customizable in terms of features and uses ‘extensions’ which are small pieces of code that can be used to add or remove functionality.
Magento is an ecommerce platform that is used to develop online stores. The core programming language for Magento is PHP too and it offers online businesses with a lot of features for customization as per business requirements. Magento extensions are used to create customized features to make each store unique. It provides a myriad of rich features that enable store owners to update products and categories as well as manage their online store effectively.
Content management systems are a perfect example of how technology can be used to make our technology-dependant lives easy! Anyone without the knowledge of technology can easily make changes and add new content, images, and products and run the overall administration of the website.
Finally, it is upto every business to decide what content management system would be best suited for their requirements. Well, if you require any help analyzing, our consultants are ever ready to assist you with your specific needs. Call us and we can work out a perfect solution!