Choosing a Content Management System

You could be looking for a content management system or CMS.

Wendy Piersall, a fellow member of the LinkedIn Bloggers group has a blog eMoms at Home which is dedicated, as the name suggests, to helping mothers who want to start, run and succeed in their home based business.

Wendy has been on a search for an open source content management system or CMS that would meet her fairly exacting requirements for another of her websites and her post Building a Site: Using and Choosing a CMS should be a useful reference for others contemplating a similar search. Having done some searching along these lines a couple of months ago, it looks to me as if Wendy has been very thorough and has some very useful observations to make.

She promises to provide progress reports on her installation and development of her chosen product, Joomla!

Rant alert: By the way, I wish companies wouldn’t name products with Exclamation Marks! For one thing, it prompts some word processors to start the next word with a capital letter! For another, my blogging software won’t let me use a word with an exclamation mark as a keyword.

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.

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  1. I like other CMS Drupal.

    UMPCs last blog post..ASUS EeePC 1000 (1001) on Computex 2008

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Des. Ironically, I have selected Joomla, and I am just dreading starting the project. It seems so overwhelming to nearly start over. It’s a good lesson learned, because I researched Mambo and Joomla at the very start of the site building process, and decided it would be too hard to learn, so I went the fast and easy route… and really didn’t understand the long-term consequences of my decision. Now that I know more about creating a site that is going to be rich with content, I can’t stress more highly that a CMS is a must. I don’t want to play webmaster – I want to spend my time writing, sharing wisdom and marketing my site! 🙂