CMS Task

What is CMS?
CMS means Content Management System. As you can see already from the name, it is a tool or application which is used to manage content on a website. It is possible to upload and change the contenct. Here, two CMS tools, Joomla!.org and WordPress where analyzed in detail.
The CMS Task was one of the hardest task out of all. The analysis of WordPress was quite okay, because I have had some experience with this tool. But to find a second one, and being able to analyze it also very detailed, was a hard job. In the end, it was quite useful and I learnt a lot of it and especially for WordPress got to improve my skills. Below is my result of this one. Or you can view it as a PDF: CMS task

WordPress.com

functionality

WordPress provides a lot of plugins already, for free users, but also for premium and business users. On top of the already included one’s like Embeds for Social Media, infinite scroll, related posts and many more, there are some tools that are available for the upgraded and payed versions:

Premium Plan Upgrades:

– Custom Design (custom fonts, CSS editor, and more)

– Video Uploading

Business Plan Upgrades:

– Advanced SEO

– Google Analytics

I want to elaborate on the business plan upgrades.

Advanced SEO: SEO = Search Engine Optimization. This is how you canmake sure that your site ranks high in the results on Google. For businesses, there are more additional features than free users.

Google Analytics: this is a more precise and detailed way to look at your statistics. There are built-in stats from WordPress which give a quick overview, but then there are Google Analytics. You can enable and connect your WordPress to Google Analytics to get advanced insights.

support for different business models

You can choose from four different types on WordPress:

– Free

– Personal (2,99€/month)

– Premium (8,25€/month)

– Business (24,92€/month).

For business, the last two are interesting.

Premium: it is best for Entrepreneurs and Freelancers. You can have a unique website with additional design tools, CSS editing, the ability to monetize your site with adds and lastly lots of space for audio and video. You have a lot features like Custom Domain Name, unlimited premium themes, advanced design customization, 13 GB storage…..

Business: this one is best for small businesses. Here you have unlimited everything: storage, premium, business theme templates, Google Analytics support. On top of that, you can remove branding. You have even more features to use like SEO tools, Google analytics, live courses……

available business process modelling tools

Yes. You can install this additional function to create business process models on your WordPress. Here is an explanation I found about it: http://www.bpm-guide.de/2015/09/16/new-bpmn-plugin-for-wordpress/

available visual site management tools and reporting

These are five plugins for WordPress for project management:

1. WP Project Manager Pro

This tool is designed for project management. It includes features like dashboards, calendar view, to-do lists and many more.

2. SP Client Document & Project Manager

With this tool, you can upload, track and share project documents in a comfortable way. There is a free and a premium version.

3. TaskFreak!

As the name indicates, you can make tasks, to which you can attach documents and comments. You can also share them with other users.

4. WP-Client Pro with PM Extension

This is a business application plugin. With this one, you can manage your clients by including projects, staff or freelancers in your workflow. You can share details and milestones.

5. Orbis

With this toll, you can manage projects, create them, share them. Also has CRM (Customer Relationship management) features.

performance and stability

During the research, no bad articles or comments to the performance or stability appeared, so I assume it is very strong. I also worked with WordPress before and during the creation of my website for this course, and I had no problems.

connectivity to existing business systems

The site is very easy to use and adaptable to all kinds of needs, from beginner to business.

compliance with standards

According to Editorial Staff (2015), WordPress is written using standard compliance high quality code. The site is also attractive to search engines due to the production of semantic mark ups.

Standard compliance = Standards-compliance is the compliance of a website or web browser with the web standards of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C),

Semantic mark ups = According to Dictionary.com, semantics refers to the correct interpretation of the meaning of a word or sentence.

global and multicultural capability

There are 75 million WordPress websites. That makes 27,5% out of all global websites which are hosted by WordPress, so almost one third. WordPress is a tool used by many people from different cultures all over the world.


Joomla!.org

functionality

“Joomla! is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla! is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.” Cited from Joomla! (2017)

support for different business models

Joomla! is used worldwide for different kinds of purposes.

– Corporate Web sites or portals

– Corporate intranets and extranets

– Online magazines, newspapers, and publications

– E-commerce and online reservations

– Government applications

– Small business Web sites

– Non-profit and organizational Web sites

– Community-based portals

– School and church Web sites

– Personal or family homepages

available business process modelling tools

On Joomla! there are no business process modelling tools available as far as I found out during my research.

available visual site management tools and reporting

Joomla! has not that many tools as other providers.

performance and stability

The performance is stable and good according to my research, but I have never worked with Joomla!

connectivity to existing business systems

compliance with standards

According to this news from 2005, at that time Joomla! wasn’t really complying with standards. Later in 2010, information was found again on Joomla complying to standards. On this site, it is clearly visible that Joomla has made some developments in the area and is no complying to W3C standards. Up to today, they should now comply to standards.

global and multicultural capability

Joomla! provides the possibility to create multilingual websites. You need no additional plugins to be able to translate your site in different languages. You simply have to download the language pack of your choice and then add it and you can start working in your language of choice and combine it with others.


Reference list

Chesler, M. (2010), W3C- compliant Joomla! websites. Retrieved on April 27, 2017, from https://magazine.joomla.org/issues/issue-sept-2010/item/142-W3C-compliant-Joomla-websites

Delos Santos, J. M. (2017), Top 5 WordPress Project Plugins. Retrieved on April 14, 2017, from https://project-management.com/top-5-wordpress-project-management-plugins/

Editorial Staff (2015), Why You Should Use WordPress?. Retrieved on April 15, 2017, from http://www.wpbeginner.com/why-you-should-use-wordpress/

Freund, J. (2015), New BPMN Plugin for WordPress. Retrieved on April 15, 2017, from http://www.bpm-guide.de/2015/09/16/new-bpmn-plugin-for-wordpress/

HTML.COM, (n.d.), Semantic Markup. Retrieved on April 15, 2017 from http://html.com/semantic-markup/#What_is_Semantic_Markup

Joomla!, (2017), About Joomla!. Retrieved on April 26, 2017, from https://www.joomla.org/about-joomla.html

Joomla! (2005), Joomla! aims towards Accessibility and Standards Compliance. Retrieved on April 27, 2017, from https://www.joomla.org/announcements/general-news/245-joomla-aims-towards-accessibility-and-standards-compliance.html

Joomla! (2017), Use Joomla! in your language. Retrieved on April 27, 2017, from https://demo.joomla.org/multilingual

Smith C. (2017), 42 Amazing WordPress Statistics and Facts (April 2017). Retrieved on April 23, 2017, from http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/wordpress-statistics/

The Joomla! Forum, (2011), Business Process Maker + Joomla!. Retrieved on April 26, 2017 from https://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?t=598151#p2426547.

WebFinanc Inc. (2017),  CMS. Retrieved on April 17, 2017, from http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/content-management-system-CMS.html

Wikipedia (2017), Standards-compliant. Retrieved on April 16, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standards-compliant

WordPress (2017), Google Analytics. Retrieved on April 13, 2017, from https://en.support.wordpress.com/google-analytics/

WordPress (2017), Pricing. Retrieved on April 13, 2017, from https://wordpress.com/pricing/

WordPress (2017), Plugins. Retrieved on April 13, 2017, from https://en.support.wordpress.com/plugins/

WordPress (2017), SEO. Retrieved on April 13, 2017, from https://en.support.wordpress.com/seo/

 

 

 

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