Selecting a Website Content Management Platform
Website content management platforms have gone through quite an evolution over the past 10 years. Ten years ago it was much more common for clients to select a website design firm based on their proprietary website content management solution. These custom solutions were often developed by technical staff and were not friendly for end-users. Most of the time it was seen as a necessary evil to allow users to update their websites and the CMS platform often felt like an after thought instead of a core function of the website.
Open Source Platforms
Over the past ten years the capabilities and prevalence of open-source CMS platforms has exploded. Initially, Joomla and Drupal were often used and gained a lot of support from open-source development communities. The past five years that really has shifted towards the world’s most used CMS platform — WordPress. WordPress became the most widely used platform for a simple reason — using the platform to update content is simple.