30 Jul 2020

Open Source CMS Platforms: Know Your UPIs

Imagine trying to sell cars on a website optimized to sell sewing kits.

Using the wrong CMS platform for your business might get you similar results.

A content management system (CMS) is a program that allows individuals and businesses to manage, maintain, and edit website pages. Many popular content management tools are open source. An open-source CMS will allow you to make content changes and the website development company to make adjustments more efficiently.

Why is this important?

It may not seem obvious, but one of the biggest challenges that businesses face is having fresh, structured, and planned content. If they are unable to do this, it translates to frustrated users who decide they'd rather not be customers.

After your site is developed, it is crucial to review, update, and manage it so that it is up to date and relevant to your customers. A content management tool allows you to do this.

And guess what? You don't need to be tech savvy to do it. The web design company you hire will take care of that for you.

But wait, you ask. Which content management system is best for you?

It depends. Who is going to be using it? How advanced do you want it to be? Which language is it built with?

To help you get an idea of which open source CMS would work best for your profile, we have compiled the unique features of ten popular platforms.

Joomla Content Management System

  • Supports object-oriented programming language, and therefore allows developers to code programs without hassle

  • Easy installation

  • Good for complex web projects (as opposed to blogs, for instance)

  • Active community

  • Multilingual options from the moment of installation

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Drupal Content Management System

  • Flexibility to create a wide variety of content types, including blogs, podcasts, polls, videos, and more

  • Highly customizable

  • Active community

  • Security and stability

WordPress Content Management System

  • User-friendly

  • Wide variety of themes and plugins, so you can build a professional website even without coding knowledge

  • Intuitive content management

osCommerce Content Management System

  • Ideal for maintaining online stores

  • Easily integrated into any web server or site that uses MySQL and PHP

  • User-friendly

Magento Content Management System

  • SEO-friendly

  • Works well with different platforms, devices, and services

  • Highly customizable

  • More control over business processes

Dot Net

  • Feature-rich

  • Great for interactive forums, e-commerce websites, publishing portals, etc.


  • Ideal for dynamic websites and servers, especially e-commerce and APIs

  • Good starting point if you have limited resources

  • Readily accessible digital documentation

  • Active community

Salesforce Content Management System

  • User-friendly

  • Excellent for understanding your customers' behavior

  • Cloud-based software, which means greater accessibility, ability to track live data, and more

Ruby on Rails

  • Ideal for high-traffic sites

  • Programmer will not have to spend a great amount of time configuring files for setup

  • Good for rapid application development (RAD)

  • Readable and mostly self-documenting code

Shopify Content Management System

  • Ideal for retail businesses

  • Integrates with social media

  • Good app integrations with SaaS services

  • Customer support always available


Ready, aim – design!

The CMS you use affects not only your project's time and cost, but also its navigation, flexibility, and user friendliness.

With BluEnt's technology platforms, you can choose the best fit for your project. Our technology consultants apply knowledge management, critical thinking, and analytics to give you a platform that runs like a well-oiled machine.

Are you a small to medium business? A funded startup? Maybe you're making a government website or business portfolio? The correct content management system will increase your efficiency, define your online branding, and improve your customer service.

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