Best platform to be used for CMS for online magazine.

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I want some suggestion using CMS for online magazine, which platform is the best among WordPress and Drupal or other popular ones?

Any kind of help would be appreciated.

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Best platform to be used for CMS for online magazine.


Hello Nekoda,

I will recommend WordPress, for it has got a free Magazine themes, for instance Magazine Basic which will make it a lot easier for you in the event that you want to come up with a magazine that you want to be publicly accessed and also you do not want to create it from scratch.

In case you have got more specific needs, and then you will make use of the programmer resources that are available. You can use the Django programming framework which offers a great starting point for building a magazine that can be easily adapted to your business needs.



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Answered By 5 points N/A #145659

Best platform to be used for CMS for online magazine.


There are very many platforms you can use and the Top three are WordPress, Drupal and Joomla which I have elaborated further below. Moreover, I have added six more popular CMS you can use;

  1. WordPress is the most popular platform in the blogosphere and probably the most popular CMS overall.

    It’s very user friendly as it contains straightforward installation instructions that offer a great platform for beginners.

    It’s WordPress also has a powerfully built CMS which integrates the blogging functionality. One can integrate a static homepage to allow your website to fully use WordPress in its navigation and content management backbone. It also contains functions such as comments, track backs, blogger profiles and pinging services which are helpful for traffic analysis so you can check out the progress of your website, especially if you want to monitor its visitors.

    The negative aspect of WordPress is that it is not developer-friendly and it has a smaller community compared to that of Drupal or Joomla. Moreover certain WordPress software and plugin upgrades to produce more glitches than fixes which can compromise the website.

  2. Drupal It contains flexible code and more advanced features for a complex website that any expert designer will enjoy.

    Recommended for those who wish to code in the specifics contrasting to using WYSIWYG editors (What You See Is What You Get).

    Drupal has a very active community of developers that can help one if he wishes to create a website that focuses on streamlined code and advanced management.

    The weakness of Drupal is that it is not a designer or user-friendly CMS for more advanced features this makes it time consuming and expensive for the beginner developer.

  3. Joomla Popularly used as a backbone for web development, Joomla is regarded to be a favorable open source  due to its easily customizable interface. It offers developers freedom in developing their websites by allowing even beginner developers to modify the system without editing the original code hence preserving its core functionality.

    Many free plugins are available creating rich websites in many features. Joomla is also designer friendly, making it a strong CMS for any web designer or developer.

    The Disadvantage of Joomla is that coding is not flexible due to the retention of the center backbone present. It can also be quite difficult for someone with little website building experience to integrate the software.

  4. ExpressionEngine (EE) – An elegant, flexible CMS solution for any type of project. Designed to be extensible and easy to modify

  5. Textpattern – Popular choice for designers because of its simple elegance. The code base is svelte and minimal; it provides an excellent CMS that creates well-structured, standards-compliant pages it does not provide a WYSIWYG editor

  6.  Radiant CMS – A fast, minimal CMS that is built on the popular Ruby framework Rails. Like Textpattern, Radiant doesn’t come with a WYSIWYG editor but uses Textile markup to create rich HTML.

  7. Cushy CMS – It has all the basic functionality of a normal CMS, but it does not depend on a specific language, it is a hosted solution therefore there are no downloads or future upgrades to worry of.

  8. SilverStripe – A PHP CMS that works like WordPress, in the exception that it has more configurable options tailored towards content management, and not blogging. It is unique for it was built on Sapphire (its own PHP framework) .

  9. Alfresco – A JSP is a beefy enterprise CMS that is easy to install. Its ability to drop files into folders and turn them into web documents is its unique feature. It is not beginner friendly.

  10. TYPOlight – It offers unique bundled modules such as newsletters and calendars. In terms of functionality, it ranks with Drupal and ExpressionEngine.

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