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How do the new content management systems compare to WordPress?

As content creators, one of the things we most care about is the type of content management system we choose for our websites.

From far away, it is easy to ridicule how impactful CMS are, but once you’re deep in the game, this change.

Those with some experience know that CMS can help you do anything related to managing your content; from timed posts to controlling user access.

When the field was still growing, we used to have WordPress as one of the dominators of the content management system market.

Nowadays, it still is, but there has been some serious competition; that’s what we’re here to talk about. How do other systems compare to WordPress?

  • Joomla!

It is only fair to start with the runner up for the most popular CMS out there.

Joomla! is most famously characterized as a system that can cater to beginners, as well as veteran content creators; that’s a plus if you don’t want to change product developers as the nature of your content advances.

However, when put against WordPress, you can easily see that Joomla! is mostly capable of managing text, but that’s it. While WordPress offers an image editor, audio and video content management, as well as, SEO management, Joomla! offers simpler features; such as, document indexing, text editing, and full text search.

Plus, from what we’ve seen, WordPress has a more user-friendly interface; a highly valuable commodity nowadays.

  • Drupal

Now, while not as famous, Drupal manages to bridge the gap between WordPress and Joomla!. On one hand, it offers multimedia content management, full text search and general website management.

Yet, on the other hand, it fails to offer any image editing features and it doesn’t support customizing pre-existing templates either; both features heavily supported by WordPress.

That, however, isn’t the main difference between the two CMS. We’re mostly concerned with web hosting when it comes to these two. According to an article available at this site, there is a strong partnership between WordPress and BlueHost, one of the largest web hosting service providers.

This puts WordPress on a higher level as it means that any BlueHost hosting plan can be customized to fit the exact needs of a WordPress user. Quite an unbeatable perk, don’t you think?

  • Wrike

Despite being a system used mostly by medium and large businesses, the things it offers aren’t as advanced as WordPress’s highly versatile set of features.

More specifically, Wrike doesn’t support full text search, document indexing, audio content, and most importantly, SEO management. On the contrary, WordPress is famous for caring about search engine optimization; a feature that can make, or break, a website.

Using all the data we’ve mentioned, it is safe to say the following about our choices of CMS. While they’re all relatively good, some are simply better than others. For us, WordPress offers a complete package with a lot of control.

Yet, if you don’t need that much control, you’d be better off with Drupal, Joomla! and Wrike are decent options too, but their downfall is the lack of multimedia content management features.