If you’re thinking about starting a website, then you’ve likely wondered which content management system will best fit your needs. Fortunately, the top three open-source platforms–WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal—are all maintained and supported by thousands of great developers, and are continuously being improved upon to leverage new technologies, SEO, and social media concepts, and add-on features. You really can’t go wrong with any of the platforms in terms of pure performance.

CMS Comparison Guide

Instead of inundating you with technical jargon and minutia, I’ve developed a wonderful graphic to demonstrate the pros and cons of the different CMS platforms. The following comparison chart can help guide beginners in choosing the best platform for their needs.

CMS Comparison Chart

Final Word: The Best CMS

As you can see, there is no clear one-size-fits-all solution, and ultimately, your decision should also include an honest assessment of your technical abilities. WordPress is a great option for all types of businesses and bloggers, amateur or professional. If you’re looking for extensive features for a site that needs to be very scalable, then Drupal might be ideal. Finally, Joomla can provide strong social media features or a balance between the other platforms.

Overall, for maximum flexibility and user-friendliness, we highly recommend using WordPress for your next blog or website. As the chart indicates, there is clearly a reason the blogging software commands a 60.7% market share.

Gary Dek

Gary Dek is the blogger behind StartABlog123.com as well as a dozen other niche sites. His passion is helping new and professional bloggers build sustainable online businesses.

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