Andrey Rumyantsev

What CMS do you use for your website?

Asked October 15, 2012 by in Web

Free or commercial? What exactly?

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Charles Sandor

Charles Sandor   October 15, 2012

WordPress is great because it is easy for my clients to learn the basic's when i do dashboard training with them.

However if the required website is fairly robust, then I go with Joomla.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Charles. I like WP. Joomla administration console isn't really user-friendly.
October 16, 2012

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Mason Estep

Mason Estep   October 16, 2012, Edited November 28, 2012

I know Wordpress is the popular response, but our site used Moto CMS, a flash-based system, and our website looks beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased. And if you're willing to spend a few nights learning basic code to enable Google to pull data off of your flash based site, you'll have a much better looking site than one that's Wordpress based.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Flash can be beautiful, but it slows down your system. Most of flash-based sites have crazy navigation (like famous brands of watches, for example). It's really hard to find what do you exactly need. We create flash-sites for promoactions only. For corporate sites, business sites it's much more interesting to use HTML5 as it is SEO-friendly and also really beautiful. You can see some animation examples here: http://diafan.7version.com - that is a internet shop we've created for russian customer.
October 17, 2012
Casey Hill
Casey Hill Andrey, I believe Mason was talking about the actual CMS, which has nothing to do with your web site itself. I currently am part of a team that has built a Flex-based CMS, so I know the subject matter. So the Moto CMS product is Flash-based, and it most likely creates templates and files that are the normal HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Hope that clears some things up.
October 24, 2012
Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Casey, it's clear now about Moto CMS. I'll check it out :-)
October 25, 2012

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Nexxus Management

Nexxus Management   October 15, 2012

We have had great success with WordPress. The backend is relatively user-friendly for folks who have had minimal exposure to web development, which is a huge plus. The downside is that the templates can be limiting.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Nexxus representative. I like WP too.
October 16, 2012
Charles Sandor
Charles Sandor Hi Nexxus, I found out the big mistake was trying to keep my clients costs down by using free templates. Many have poorly written code and no support.. I now always use premium templates with valid code. I have rarely had issues with them and when i have, the tech support has been great.
October 16, 2012
Kera McHugh
Kera McHugh many of the free templates are out of date, but so are many premium ones... i make a habit of simply building heavily customized child themes on top of a few defaults & frameworks. I find many premium themes can actually be MORE restrictive as they have so much built in stuff... i prefer to work with 2010 or 2011 and expand from there. you can get quite far away from the original aesthetic while still maintaining stable functionality. U can get exactly what you want, without the stuff you don't want.
October 16, 2012

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Jason Hamilton-Mascioli

Jason Hamilton-Mascioli   October 15, 2012

Wordpress seems to be the most popular but do like concrete5

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thanks a lot, Jason! I've never heard about concrete5 and will check out its features.
October 16, 2012

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Kera McHugh

Kera McHugh   October 16, 2012

wordpress... simple, well supported, as robust as you need it to be, premium plugins can do pretty much anything you need, there are 1000's of developers available for hire if you need something that doesn't exist, and updating is EASY.

Biggest reason i use it is that it's the simplest one for non-technical users (eg. clients) to learn & feel confident with. I don't work with huge corporate clients, so it fits all my needs.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Kera! The main problem of WP is a possibility for hackers to find one hole and inject billions of sites worldwide :) But it's true for all popular systems.
October 17, 2012

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Randy Aimone

Randy Aimone   October 16, 2012

Depends: quick Flowchart here:
Are you on a severe budget: Y- Wordpress
N- Do you have budget or time for an in-house developer, or over a 75k/year development expense allocated?
Y- Drupal or Joomla are interchangeable, good but need a professional programmer/web guru at least assisting with the management and maintenance of the site. Anyone who tells you differently is a Drupal or Joomla developer hoping you are going to finance their third Mercedes, or will leave you with a half-broken, un-updateable site.
N- Check out Hubspot- does hosting and has a 24 hour US based Tech support team, does all the backend updates for you, and the software is designed to help you put together an effective selling web site. True- it's not the most advanced CMS- but it works and you just said you don't have the budget for un-essencial fancy. And you'll save in Asprin with all the tools built in.

I've seen about 20 other CMSes through various clients and consulting projects... None worth mentioning specifically as being a better value until you have a web marketing budget of over 150k/year.
Even then, I'd spend 40k a year on a marketing/company journalist before I invested in a next tier marketing system.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you for your detailed reply, Randy! You can contact me directly and my managers can make a free audit of your sites. We can propose some ways to grow traffic.
October 17, 2012

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Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell   October 15, 2012

If you want Windows centric DotNetNuke, community edition is fine for most sites, add on modules let you complete what it does not have.

For the most scalabilty and flexibility, check out Xwiki.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Mike, thanks a lot for your reply! As for me, it seems that DotNetNuke has some problems with speed. It works slow when the site contains more than 10 articles :-) XWiki seems to be very simple. Wordpress looks much better and can be customized easily.
October 15, 2012

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Matt Meeks

Matt Meeks   October 15, 2012

I like WordPress as well, but it depends on the necessary functionality of your site. I develop sites for clients in both WordPress and ExpressionEngine, depending on the needs of the client.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Matt! I like WP and I've never heard about ExpressionEngine. I'll get in touch with it :)
October 16, 2012

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Steve Fitzpatrick

Steve Fitzpatrick   October 15, 2012

We use wordpress on all of our sites.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Steve!
October 16, 2012

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Ryan Van Wagoner

Ryan Van Wagoner   October 16, 2012

Kentico. It works, but it's not the most user-friendly for non-technical folks like me.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Ryan, Kentico is a good choise.
October 17, 2012
Jason Palmer
Jason Palmer kentico is awesome
December 21, 2012

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Sarah Schumacher

Sarah Schumacher   October 16, 2012

Self-hosted Wordpress.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thanks a lot, Sarah.
October 17, 2012

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Sunita Biddu

Sunita Biddu   October 16, 2012

Wordpress is handy, seo-friendly and plugin-rich... When it comes to high end sites and security, joomla and drupal is preferred though. I'd stick to wordpress. It keeps me independent.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Sunita! Wordpress is good enough for small business as a starting CMS.
October 17, 2012

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John Flanagan

John Flanagan   October 15, 2012

Hi Andrey,

Our SiteCaddy service is a full featured CMS, but it also includes e-commerce, CRM, messaging, surveys, and more. Feel free to check it out at SiteCaddy.com, or get in touch if you would like more information.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Hi, John! I've checked SiteCaddy. If you want I can review your HTML code, it can be optimised a lot. There are some problems with dropdown menus, links positions and some others.
October 16, 2012

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Colin Weir

Colin Weir   October 15, 2012

Drupal has been great to get us up and running fast

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Colin. It's great, I agree :)
October 16, 2012

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Shaunvir Singh

Shaunvir Singh   October 16, 2012

It depends on your choice. If you want to go with Window based technology you may choose .NETnuke. Apart from that many open source software are available to develop a site like Wordpress, Drupal or Joomla. Every technology has its own unique features.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you for your reply, Shaunvir!
October 16, 2012
Randy Aimone
Randy Aimone I've yet to see someone who used .NETnuke who didn't later .nuke their site and start over.
October 16, 2012

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Debbie Bates-Schrott

Debbie Bates-Schrott   October 16, 2012

I would for sure consider WordPress or Drupal. They are both great but depending on how complex your site is or how much integration you need into other databases, my preference is Wordpress. It is much easier to use.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Debbie. As my 9 years IT-experience tells me - you have to create custom CMS for any serious project.
October 17, 2012

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Donna Caissie

Donna Caissie   October 16, 2012

WordPress self-hosted version. It's free with most web hosting accounts.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Donna!
October 17, 2012

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Dino Eliadis

Dino Eliadis   October 16, 2012

WordPress on a Genesis Theme for our blog http://yoursmallbusinessgrowth.com

And WordPress on DIY Thesis for website http://dinoeliadis.net

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Dino! Your sites seems to be OK :)
October 17, 2012

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Andrea Palten

Andrea Palten   October 16, 2012

Hubspot and Wordpress - a mix of both

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Andrea!
October 17, 2012

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Adam Szuster

Adam Szuster   October 17, 2012

I use Joomla for two of my sites. The third is an old legacy site that I built in html several years ago. Never again! That site will be redone early next year in Joomla.

I pay a developer to build the site in the format and layout I want. I then update content.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Adam. In my opinion Joomla isn't user friendly; admin interface is extremely bad.
October 17, 2012

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Paul Maplesden

Paul Maplesden   October 17, 2012

Wordpress is quick and (relatively) easy to get up and running, but it all depends on the choices that you make on your plugins and theme.

I use a self-hosted Wordpress install with the excellent Suffusion theme (it's free and easily customisable). There are also some really excellent plugins out there to help with key areas; recommended ones would be 'Better WP Security', 'WordPress SEO' by Yoast, which is superb and W3 Total Cache, which can speed up the responsiveness of your site.

My WordPress blog is here, and is built entirely with a Suffusion customised theme and free plugins. The entire design, together with tweaking, took around 3-4 days to put together.

www.BusinessBulletpoints.com

Hope this helps.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Paul. You're sites look quite good.
October 17, 2012

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William Cobbett

William Cobbett   October 17, 2012

We use Wordpress - free, stable, feature-rich, easy to use and plenty of resources available to help (both free & paid).

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, William! Let your business grow :)
October 17, 2012

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David Pope

David Pope   October 17, 2012, Edited October 23, 2012

Wordpress changed my life from being a frustrated jack-programmer to a content creative. A bit like an old Dos PC to a new Mac.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev David, that seems to be a cool story :) Thank you.
October 17, 2012

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Darryl Freeman

Darryl Freeman   October 19, 2012

I used to love WP but I have been using TextPattern for 6 months. It is great for my needs.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Darryl!
October 24, 2012

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Tatsat Savsani

Tatsat Savsani   6 months ago

I use WordPress, next comes Joomla . For E-Commerce, I use Magento and than Open-Cart. All are open-source.

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Guido De Gols

Guido De Gols   November 6, 2012

I used to have both Wordpress and Typo3 (2 different sites 2 different audiences).

Wordpress is very popular. But popular does not mean top notch. It depends on what you want to do with it. Blogging near perfection, but a CMS needs to be able to do a lot more than a blog. One day they might get there.

Typo3: german technology. strong and disciplined, but maybe too much engineered.

Then I ran into Concrete 5. WISIWYG editing, simple, decent logins, blogs, frames that link into other sites, add-ons that work and do what they are supposed to do... Kicking out all the rest and converting.

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Sarah Johs

Sarah Johs   October 30, 2012

Wordpress

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Bryan Owens

Bryan Owens   11 months ago

We use WordPress for all of our sites.

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Deniz Arslan

Deniz Arslan   December 3, 2012

Always opt first for free CMS: Joomla / WordPress - or when building an online store I recommend OpenCart. Joomla gives you more freedom to add heavy components for your specific purposes.

I would not recommend a Flash based CMS.

Always make a responsive website though

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Nizamudheen Valliyattu

Nizamudheen Valliyattu   November 24, 2012

Wordpress.. easy to handle,customize, SEO. also using magento,opencart for ecommerce.

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Chris Williams

Chris Williams   October 16, 2012

wordpress

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Thank you, Chris!
October 17, 2012

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Ronald Kyamagero

Ronald Kyamagero   November 26, 2012

I wouldn't even want to think on this one. WORDPRESS!!! It is easy for clients to learn and use yet robust enough.

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Jan Kiermasz

Jan Kiermasz   October 26, 2012, Edited October 26, 2012

Mostly we use Wordpress. Google likes wordpress sites too which is an added advantage. It's probably the most popular answer answer because of ease of use combined with lots of support.

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Andrey Rumyantsev
Andrey Rumyantsev Jan, I totally agree with you :)
October 29, 2012