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WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal – Which is the Best for Your Next Website Project?

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Content Management Systems (CMS) make it faster and easier than ever to design, develop, and manage modern websites. They also make it possible to add and remove advanced functionality to a website fairly quickly and contain many built-in benefits, such as SEO features and user administration. From personal blogs to e-Commerce websites, you can build almost any website imaginable using a CMS. This article walks through the features and usability of three of the most popular open source CMS platforms; WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.


WordPress – Much More Than Just a Blog

Wordpress logoWordPress offers the simplest and easiest solution for website development. The platform that started as a blogging platform has catapulted to the default answer for most modern website needs today. WordPress not only offers solutions for bloggers, it has also established itself as a leading CMS. WordPress is used for everything including personal websites, corporate websites, online magazines, professional blogs, and eCommerce sites. WordPress is the ideal solution for the vast majority of small to medium sized businesses looking for an affordable and capable internet marketing website.


The primary benefits of WordPress:

  • Easy to setup
  • Easy to manage
  • An endless selection of user contributed plugins
  • The widest range of available templates
  • Search engine friendliness
  • Strong security
  • Since it is the most popular platform, the support community is very large


The primary disadvantages of WordPress vs. Joomla and Drupal:

  • User management is less robust than other platforms
  • Very large websites can suffer performance issues


Joomla – Empowering Your Website

joomla logoJoomla is an award winning open source CMS. There is an impressive and long list of high-profile corporate websites and web applications built using the Joomla platform. It empowers websites with a great deal of scalability and extensibility, and is a hot favorite for developing news based websites, publications, and community based portals. Multiple eCommerce extensions for Joomla help setup e-Commerce websites and online reservation systems quickly. Joomla is the best choice for websites when a large number of active users need to actively publish content as a team.


The primary benefits of Joomla:

  • Exceptional user management
  • Improved handling of different types of multi-media
  • Improved multi-language support
  • Easy to create website sections that look different from one another
  • Easily powers large websites with a large amount of content


The primary disadvantages of Joomla vs. WordPress or Drupal:

  • Weak security with many recent high-profile exploits reported
  • Somewhat complicated management system that is difficult to learn
  • A smaller number of pre-built themes and plugins compared to WordPress


Drupal – The Answer to Every Web Application Need

Drupal logoDrupal is a CMS which can be used for almost every type of web application. Be it a very small personal blog website or a robust enterprise web application; Drupal can address the needs of both ends of the spectrum and everything in-between. Drupal offers excellent support to organize and manage pages of text content, rich media content (video, audio, and podcasts), blogs, and polls. Drupal is the best choice when a business is looking for a large-scale website with a lot of custom functionality.


The primary benefits of Drupal:

  • Exceptional user management
  • Improved handling of different types of multi-media
  • Built for programmers it is easy to customize Drupal to do virtually anything
  • Easily powers large websites with a large amount of content
  • Extremely robust content management configuration options
  • Strong security
  • A thriving community of programmers


The primary disadvantages of Drupal vs. WordPress or Joomla:

  • More complicated to setup and start using than the others
  • The management system is very sophisticated and can be overwhelming to some
  • A smaller number of pre-built themes and plugins compared to WordPress


Which is best for your project?

Since each platform has a unique set of advantages and disadvantages, the decision to use WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal mostly depends on the requirements for your next website and your own technical competency.


You should select WordPress if you have little technical know-how, need a highly effective and easy to use marketing website without many users, and want to take advantage of a large selection of user-created designs and functionality.


You should select Joomla if you have a medium level of technical know-how, need a website that will require a significant number of users, and plan to publish large amounts of content and pages.


You should select Drupal if you have a high level of technical know-how, need a platform that can be developed to process virtually any task with ease, and require a system that can perform flawlessly under extremely high levels of user demand.


No matter which of the three platforms you select it will be hard to make the wrong choice. All are open source and can be customized limitlessly by the right PHP programmers. The fact that they are all based on PHP is an added bonus, as it’s the most popular web programming language in the world. You will never need to travel very far before you find someone who can help you add to or customize a website built with PHP. In addition, any of the three platforms can be branded using a unique design for your business, configured for SEO, and used in a marketing capacity.


If you’re not sure which platform to use for your next business website, consult with an experienced website design and development company. They will be able to evaluate your goals and help you determine the most cost effective and capable platform to get the job done.


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Computer Repair and IT Support Company my PC Techs Announces New Web Design, SEO, and Online Marketing Division

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Phoenix, Arizona, September 06, 2010

my PC Techs, privately owned provider of expert computer repair and IT support solutions, today announced a new web design and online marketing division. The new division, “seenBEST Web Design,” will specialize in web design, website development, search engine optimization, and online marketing. my PC Techs has provided expert computer repair and website solutions for several years under the single brand my PC Techs. The decision was made to offer web site design, SEO and internet marketing solutions under a new product name, separate from computer repair services, due to rapid company growth in both areas. As a result, both companies are now in an even better position to continue building upon their reputation of exceptional customer service and affordable pricing to new and existing business clients.

With a complete range of website solutions, seenBEST Web Design seamlessly blends traditional website design and development services together with cutting-edge online marketing and website promotion technologies. The result provides clients with websites that not only look amazing, but also get found by prospective customers, resulting in increased sales and leads while drastically reducing advertising costs.

Here is an overview of services now provided by seenBEST Web Design:

Web Design and Development Solutions

  • New Website Design
  • Web Page Redesign
  • eCommerce and Online Shopping Carts
  • ColdFusion, PHP, .NET Programs
  • Blogs, Forums, Web Applications
  • Custom MS SQL and MySQL Database Solutions
  • Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Joomla, WordPress, and Magento Development
  • Web Hosting and Domains
  • Email Services
  • Flash, Animation, and Web Video

Search Engine Optimization and Online Marketing Solutions

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)
  • Landing Pages
  • Usability and Site Analysis
  • Local Search, Targeted Search Solutions
  • Pay Per Click (PPC) Campaigns
  • Keyword Research and Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Email Campaigns

The Founder and co-owner of both my PC Techs and seenBEST Web Design, Andre Morris, explains the company change: “We are excited about the creation of our new division for web services. Whereas my PC Techs on site technology services are primarily offered to clients in the Phoenix metro area, and Arizona, seenBEST Web Design will allow us to open up our marketing efforts to a national audience. We believe that our new business structure will make it even easier for us to help business owners reduce costly and ineffective print, radio, and television marketing campaigns with low cost, highly effective website and online marketing solutions.”

Unlike traditional web design companies, seenBEST Web Design staffs a team of online marketing and social media experts and is more of an online marketing agency than just another design firm. Their positioning statement, “When you want the best website. When you need it to be seen.” is an accurate summation of the types of services they provide. They aim to educate business owners of one fact: A website is worthless if no one ever visits it. Unfortunately, many businesses fall into the trap of overpaying for website design and development and wind up with a fancy website and little else. This is due, largely in part, to the fact that most web site design companies know very little about online marketing. As a result, they fail to mention these important options to prospective clients.

seenBEST Web Design goes far beyond basic web design services and combines web site design packages with online marketing and search engine optimization. During an initial free consultation, clients will work with a seenBEST Web Specialist who will explain all of the various options available and will help put together a custom design and marketing package based specifically on company objectives and budget. The result is an amazing website complete with integrated online marketing solutions.

For information on web design and online marketing solutions provided by seenBEST Web Design, the company can be contacted by phone at (602)-456-0150 or visit the website at www.seenbest-web-design.com


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