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I posted one basic introduction in CMS and introduced 3 most famous open source CMS names Drupal, WordPress and Joomla.
This infographics will show you visually the basic comparison between WordPress (Best for Blogging) vs Joomla (Best for Enterprise Website). It may help you to chose which CMS you need to use for your purpose.
We will post comparison between Drupal vs Joomla, Drupal vs WordPress and Drupal vs WordPress vs Joomla in future.
Infographics Source: www.perceptionsystem.com
Top 5 available open source e-Commerce CMS:
When you discuss about online life and PHP development, having an efficient and reliable, Content Management System is becoming more of a need than an option today. We all make use of content management systems for managing various contents online like news articles, blogs, manuals, sales guides and marketing brochures, blogging, building and maintaining websites, selling and marketing products online, etc.
Most of them are based on the PHP language and many use ASP.Net to do the job. CMS’s like WordPress, Joomla, etc. can also be used effectively for eCommerce purposes as there are excellent Plugins for you to customise to your requirements.
For creating the MySQL database, at least a basic knowledge of web hosting is a must. Listed below are most widely used 5 open source eCommerce Content Management Systems which should help you in choosing the best one for you:
Magento is one of the most innovative and fastest developing, flexible content management systems which effectively manages and bridges the traffic between design and online sales. It comes with a great load of features. It has a great feature-packed admin panel with escalating collection of extensions which will truly help your site. With its flexibility, you can easily manage multiple websites and more than 50 payment gateways. It is available in various editions, but if you are not technically very sound at PHP development, the free downloadable ‘Community’ edition will be more suitable for you.
Prestashop yet again is one of the most preferred open source eCommerce platforms for businesses which carry a range of features like the complete command of your inventory, orders, shipping and tracking, which help you manage your business directly. You can even manage and edit your products and images with the WYSIWYG editing tool. You can also customise your online store and send and receive payments to your PayPal or bank account.
OpenCart is a brilliant choice for those who are looking to get started with online selling smoothly and fast using different extensions. The admin area has a simplified user interface for integrating and fine tuning various processes of your site. It allows you total control of the delivery process and you can even use coupon codes for your existing customer database. It allows the small and medium businesses full flexibility and complete control of the tools to use and provides kind of an ‘out of the box’ solution you might be looking for.
osCommerce is one of the most used content management systems which currently powers more than 10,000 sites across the globe. The system uses the PHP and MySQL technology and all the features can easily be configured and enabled in the admin panel during the time of default installation. It supports unlimited number of products and different categories. It also extends multicurrency and multiple payment options by setting prices in different currencies in the admin panel and also supports shippable and downloadable products.
Zen Cart is a greatly accessible shopping cart which was branched out from osCommerce. It has extra architectural augmentations with supplementary features. It includes features like newsletter manager, multiple sales and quantity discounts, multiple display modes, etc. One of the most significant features is its gift certificate module which enables the users to generate, dispatch and even control digital coupons for various offers.
Hope, this will help you choose your ideal open source eCommerce platform for your PHP development projects.
Kristina shares some open source eCommerce cms. She discusses about your ideal open source eCommerce platform for your PHP development projects, or you can take support from PHP development India Company.
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If one needs for personal website and as i work on PHP stuffs so i will prefer JOOMLA, if site is bigger and one needs more functionality then one should go for Drupal. If the site is for blog purpose then one can use wordpress. I have used wordpress for blog and SMF for forum in our website i.e non-other than aliencoders.org
Although here are hell lots of popular websites working on CMS concept but still many people who use internet or who are from technical field don’t know that much about CMS of if someone says Website production works on MVC(Model View Control). So first question is what is CMS? then may be people think who all gonna use it, whats needed to use it blah blah lets try to elaborate step by step.
1. What is CMS? A content management system (CMS) is the software that almost every website and intranet use whatever be the use either personal, commercial, educational sites etc. What CMS uses is templates for graphics layout, plug-ins/modules etc for displaying contents according to the described purpose.A content management system (CMS) supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of corporate information.
- It covers the complete life cycle of the pages on your site, from providing simple tools to create the content, through to publishing, and finally to archiving.
- It also provides the ability to manage the structure of the site, the appearance of the published pages, and the navigation provided to the users.
- We are focusing on the most common use of a CMS: to manage web content. so, these systems are also called Web Content Management Systems (WCMS).
2. What are its goals actually ? There are so many goals but i am writing here only basic goals what every CMS is made up of.
- to increase flexibility
- Reduce redundancy in information
- improve publishing process
- easy to maintain
- easy to use
- only basic knowledge of web site designing and CMS specific language will suffice the needs
- If anything new to be implemented, it should be done with ease.
There may be many goals but i observed that these can be the basic needs.
3. Why CMS is required?
Content Management System makes life much easier in many ways:
- any newbies can even make a good looking site without the help of web designer.
- Changes can be made any time as they are needed without any difficulties.
- All the technical details are simply handled by the CMS, allowing anyone to manage and update the site, only one should know how to use that CMS
- Many users can keep the site up to date, instead of being restricted to just one person. The CMS will track who is doing what, avoiding potential confusion, like blogging .
- You can issue particular permission to particular section to a particular person/member of that site
- The CMS ensures that all the pages are consistent in design, and will build all the menus and other navigation for you.
- There are less bugs and security is of main concern.
4. What are famous CMS in use
See what is famous is not always good for you , may be it wll not fulfill your needs so its upon the person that what all facilities he/she wants in his/her websites. How big the site will be, how much money one can spend, What all sorts of knowledge is required for that CMS and what the user knows.
CMS is written in many languages like PHP, JAVA, Python, Perl, Ruby etc. What should be one’s preference is main important , say if company is working on STRUTS then you have to use that but if its upon on our choice then i would prefer any popular open source CMS which has many developers and very active communities.
If one needs for personal website and as i work on PHP stuffs so i will prefer JOOMLA, if site is bigger and one needs more functionality then one should go for Drupal.
If the site is for blog purpose then one can use wordpress.
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