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Author Vadim
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What is a content management system for?

Nowadays, it is quite difficult to imagine a website without a CMS, because adding and editing information would be possible only for experts.
The CMS operation principle is based on the separation of content and design of the website. Usually, the design of the website rarely changes, while content changes can happen every day.

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CMS stands for Content Management System and it is an "engine" of a site — a set of programs (scripts) that allows you to manage the content of your website, add new records (pages or posts), change the design and much more, depending on chosen CMS.
Those CMS that are designed to make it easier to manage a web page are often called WCMS, which stands for Web Content Management System, however, they are almost always referred to as CMS.

CMS not only helps the owner of the website to manage its content but also provides the user with access to the requested pictures, documents. What is more, CMS allows you not only to show visitors information but also interact with them in a dialogue mode: visitors can sign up to chat on the forum, leave comments and suggestions in the guest book.

Let’s review some of the most popular systems:

WordPress

Free CMS that has proven itself to blogging, is considered the best in the world. However, the development of the functionality of the system has provided its high popularity also among other formats of websites.
With WordPress you can easily publish video files from various resources, create a blog of a photographer with a demonstration of the works, the blog of the musician with the online audio examples. You can just write about your thoughts and feelings in a kind of online diary. It is possible to build portals and photo galleries, catalogs of articles and showcases of products.
The functionality, like in other CMS, can be expanded by installing additional plugins. However, in Wordpress, possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

This CMS can be the best choice with the right customization settings.

Joomla

A huge number of diverse sites are developed on Joomla. The system allows creating websites, e-shops, portals, communities, systems of blogs, message boards, enterprise multi-language sites and many other. 
Joomla has many modules extending the functionality, they have different names "modules", "components", "mambots" and focused on different tasks. 

It's a cross between the extensive capabilities of Drupal and simplicity of WordPress but with more features for development.

Drupal

Drupal - modular system that has practically limitless possibilities. This system is known for its Taxonomy module that allows you to organize content across the levels, features and categories.
On its basis it is possible to make a website of any type – from a simple blog to sophisticated business portal.
Nowadays, it’s considered to be one of the most reliable systems. Unlike WordPress and Joomla, Drupal requires some technical skills.

Because of its complexity, Drupal is definitely not suitable for inexperienced users. It is good, but technically complex tool for creating highly functional, versatile and advanced websites.

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Data Life Engine (DLE)

DLE - content management system, originally designed to create a news resource. 

Features of DLE:

  • Simplicity and ease of publication materials, support large online portals.
  • Support a huge quantity of visitors with minimum load on server
  • Create unlimited number of categories and sections for news
  • Convenient admin panel and design templates panel. 

CMS Data Life Engine has earned a bad reputation - protection of the engine has been hacked, and its functionality 99% used by webmasters on sites that have pirated software and adult portals. Although, the high-quality engine of this CMS is very stable. 

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