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Choosing An Open Source Content Management System [Infographic]

Open source Content Management Systems (CMS) like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla! have now been around for a decade or so, doing their part to make the internet a more manageable place. At its core, a CMS structures the experience of developing, managing and consuming a website. Chances are good that a big chunk of the content you’ll read on the web today (including this post) is being delivered through an open source CMS. FedEx and The Washington Post are using Drupal. Coca-Cola France and Sony Music are using WordPress. Harvard and IHOP use Joomla!

From humble beginnings (Drupal’s roots go back to university students in Antwerp in 2000) to powering some of the biggest sites on the planet, open source CMS platforms have evolved into world-class software platforms. Each one has been developed and maintained by a community of thousands. Not only is each one free to download, but the open source format means that the platform is continuously being improved to support new challenges and technologies.

Use the infographic below to decipher some of the key differences between these three popular CMS platforms.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution here; choosing the right platform depends on your goals, technical expertise and the desired functionality of your site. In addition to hosting thousands of deployments across open source CMS platforms, Rackspace Digital also specializes in massively scalable enterprise content management systems like Adobe Experience Manager and the Sitecore Customer Engagement Platform.

Read the full Knowledge Center article on open source CMS platforms.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Dominic Smith.

Dominic Smith is a writer and content strategist. Before joining Rackspace Marketing, he worked for many years as a technical writer and freelance copywriter, covering software, innovation and customer success stories for companies big and small, from startups to the Fortune 100. He also moonlights as a novelist and has taught writing at several universities, including Rice and the University of Texas at Austin.

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