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Content Management
Systems

The robust and scalable CMS solution that
customizes to your needs.

CMS Solutions We Use

The right CMS will make your website easy to manage and update.

drupal
joomla

What Exactly Is A CMS?

In simplest terms, a CMS is a software package that facilitates the creation, publishing, distribution, organization and management of online content. As you will see below, most CMS look very similar to word processing software, like Microsoft’s Word.

A CMS not only creates the structure of how information- articles, video, design elements and images- will be presented, it gives all of the tools for populating a website. A CMS assists the web editor by providing tools for the creation of content, the publishing of the content, and, ultimately to archiving and storing the content.

Depending on the client’s needs and staffing, the CMS can be designed for use by a highly technical webmaster or can be so simple and intuitive that even the most technologically challenged editors can use it effectively.

Compare Content
Management Systems

Wishtree Infosolutions is able to work with numerous Content Management Systems.

BenefitsWordPressMagentoDrupal
Open Sourcecheckcheckcheck
Works well with corporate and informational sitescheckcheck
Works well as an ecommerce solutionscheck
Easily scalable and customizable
Excellent SEO and online marketing capabilitiescheckcheck
Simple, use-friendly content managementcheck
Good for multi-purpose websitescheckcheck
NotesNot ideal for customized sites with complexDifficult and expensive to customize and build uponComplex solutions for all project types

Benefits & Issues

Benefits

  1. Good for very simple ecommerce (1-3 products)
  2. Fast to set up sites
  3. Large community supporting it and updating the code.
  4. Open source and widely used across the web.
  5. Suitable for simple content informational sites, blogs and standard professional sites.

Issues

  1. Not suitable for regular or advanced e-commerce projects, but can integrate with Magento to overcome problem. There is an ecommerce plugin wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/, though the functionality is limited, so it may not be sufficient for the client (depending on the client’s demands)
  2. Must update it to keep it secure
  3. Not good for customized sites with complex user generated features (i.e. can’t build Facebook on it)
  4. Not good for large media files
  5. Plugs-ins may get broken with updates (so extra maintenance is required for WordPress sites with plugins)

Benefits

  1. Open source ecommerce solution
  2. Has robust number of features with default functionality
  3. Excellent SEO capabilities
  4. Supports multiple languages (namely localization)
  5. Works with variety of payment systems and shipping vendors

Issues

  1. Bulky, slow, and very resource consuming. Runs very slow on shared hosting and needs to be on at least virtual or dedicated hosting.
  2. Only the standard feature is free and for the more robust features there is a yearly licensing fee.
  3. It may not be possible to customize the product and checkout pages with features like select drop-downs. It is recommended that designers pay attention to the way default Magento pages look, by visiting demo.magentocommerce.com/ and include available elements into their website designs. This becomes more essential if the client has a limited budget and only needs standard functionality.

Benefits

  1. Open source and widely used
  2. For simple Informational sites and corporate sites
  3. Many modules and extensions which allows the site to be built for any functionality
  4. Large community of developers supporting and innovating
  5. Fast to set up

Issues

  1. Not the most user-friendly content-management-system. Its very complex and any client that asks for it should review it first.
  2. Is not ideal for ecommerce websites. Allows ecommerce module integration (Ubercart), though a thorough investigation is required to make sure all the client’s needs can be met.
  3. Forms customization is problematic, default look is recommended (a note to designers).
  4. The information submitted via the forms is not stored in the admin panel by default, it’s sent to the corresponding admin’s email
  5. There is a learning curve for developers not familiar with it.
  6. It has limits in displaying data taken dynamically from other places on the site or from external sources.

Conclusion

The down-side of all CMS other than ours are the following:

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