What Is a Content Management System (CMS): A Comprehensive Guide | Exai

Let’s look at seven great examples of content management system platforms:

Exai. Exai’s CMS Website Builder is made for non-technical users to be able to build beautiful websites. Creating, editing, styling pages, cloning websites, billing, and setting permissions are all accessible from one customized dashboard. You can restrict editing access as needed, get one central gallery where you can categorize your pictures in folders that you define, organize pages in a tree hierarchy, and more. Thanks to our WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get), you will have insight into the final result while you are doing the changes.

WordPress. Millions of sites are powered by WordPress, which is an open-source platform. You can easily and quickly build your site using the Gutenberg editor and customize it by downloading any of the thousands of plugins and themes available on the WordPress directory. 

Joomla. Joomla is another open-source platform that might be suitable if you’re looking for something with more functionality built-in. What makes Joomla a great content management system is its multilingual support built-in and advanced user and content management options. Overall, it’s good for creating small and medium business websites.

Squarespace. Whether you want to build an eCommerce website or a blog, you can put together a visually appealing website on Squarespace in a matter of hours. What sets Squarespace apart is that it has the best-designed templates of any website builder. Many of the templates showcase beautiful photography, so they work exceptionally well for bloggers, photographers, and eCommerce sites.

Weebly. Weebly is one of the best content management systems for small websites and comes with all the tools you need to maintain an eCommerce site, portfolio, or blog. Its drag and drop editor is easy to use, and its themes are simple, modern, and mobile responsive.

Wix. Just like with Squarespace, Wix’s main strengths are its templates. You can choose a template, use it as a base, and make edits to fit your style. It also has a powerful store app where you can find a range of marketing, management, and security tools. 

Drupal. Drupal is the content management system of choice for many large corporations and government agencies like NASA. Although you won’t have to start building your website from scratch, you will need some web development experience to take advantage of the platform’s full power.

As we saw in the previous section above, there’s a range of content management system platforms, each one with its own set of features and benefits. Some systems are more suited for building blogs and portfolio websites, while others are powerful eCommerce platforms. 

The best content management system for you depends on your needs.

How much are you willing to spend? If you have a good budget, then you can go with a more complex content management system and upgrade it even further with different plugins. Even better, if you have the resources to get a technical team of developers, you can go with a content management system that can be upgraded with custom code. However, if your budget is limited, then you may want to consider opting for a platform that offers a cheaper paid plan. 

Will you need integrations with other tools and software? Integrations are a great way to streamline your processes, reduce costs, and ensure efficiency. If you think that you might need integrations with marketing and business tools, or with tools like Google Analytics, make sure you go with a platform that offers plenty of integration options.

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