Which CMS to use?

All the things which you listed can be accomplished with minimal effort using *most modern CMS’s. Taxonomy and content are a base structure for just about EVERY CMS in existence so nothing unique which could make Joomla or anything else for that matter the *best based on those features alone.

WordPress is the best for beginer, it’s also great for blog.

Hi, Thuybk
Thank you, I agree with you that WordPress is the best for beginner.

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Yes, WordPress is the best cms for beginner,it is completely open source anyone can modify the code if necessary, thank you.


If you are looking to add articles or blogs daily then WordPress is the best CMS option to use. It’s very simple to add blogs through WordPress.

For something this simple WordPress seems to be a good choice, but do you intend to work with the PHP code? If so, go with ANYTHING else. Wordpress is a nightmare to write code for.

It’s backwards compatibility at all costs mentality has reached the point of stagnation in many areas of the code - developers have started writing around sections of the code rather than refactoring. Within the next five years Wordpress either finally swallows the bitter pill of a major bc breaking rewrite, or it seizes up and dies off with Drupal 8 or Laravel replacing it.

It’s already been left behind in the dust in many key areas. It isn’t PSR-4 compliant, so no component use. It’s still using PHP 5.2 era code without any benefits from namespace architecture. It’s days in its current form are numbered - keep that in mind.

There’s always b2evolution…

I use mostly Ghost or some other markdown basted cms.
I think for a completly beginner, wordpress to too overloaded.
Sure, Ghost need special req but we have a hoster here who give everything we need + 10GB HDD for 1€. Best on Ghost is mostly: Write!
You didnt have thousand buttons and things and plugins and foo and baa. You start writing, click on publish and that was all.

Well, I’m back. I didn’t use WordPress, the reason is because I wanted to do a lot of coding myself. I heard that coding with WordPress is a nightmare, also for me personally it’s a little bit to easy with not a lot of possibilities to do with WordPress. I tried using Drupal. It took a long time for me to understand Drupal’s environment, at the end I realized that this was too complicated for my for now. After this I gave Joomla! a try. And it was exactly what I wanted. Its a CMS where you can add a lot of modules and still change them how you want, It’s not too complicated with still a lot of possibilities. I want to thank you all for the Help!


In the short term, going with roll your own CMS may be appealing (and even somewhat quick). In the long term, you won’t get all the “free” advances over the years as features & functionality are added to whatever CMS you would have picked. Think about the tens of thousands of developers that maintain tools like Drupal or Wordpress. You’re comparing against a single point-in-time when you decided to roll your own, instead of the entire breadth of a CMS’ life.

There’s a lot of up front effort to learn a CMS if you’re already a competent web developer, but that upfront time pays dividends in terms of easily adding features, functionality, security improvements, design changes, etc. When something like HTML6 comes along and there’s an upgrade path for a CMS to implement it due to the work of thousands of other developers, you might look back and wish you could leverage their efforts.

I applaud you for taking on roll your own CMS yourself (I did that too, years ago), but make sure you get the best thing you can out of it: learning the technology, pitfalls, advantages/disadvantages of your new competition which is other CMS.

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I’m considering rolling my own mini-CMS (and using Drupal 8 for the large scale projects) but even it will be built on Symfony 2 components and use 3rd party libraries where possible.

As many did, I would also suggest you using WordPress. As it is very friendly and easy to set up. A lot of plugins are also available.

I am working in Drupal agency and I can tell you that Drupal is very complex and requires a lot of skills to work with it.

Joomla is a mid option between WordPress and Drupal. I haven’t worked with it recently and I can’t tell you which state it is.

Anyway, I see you’ve decided to use Joomla. Have fun with it and hope to see your site live soon.

With a newsletter box at the side collecting email addresses i’m wondering if you thought about site security when choosing CMS.
Drupal would be the most secure CMS though at least i’m glad you didn’t go with WordPress. All those plugins are bring so much vulnerability to your site. This is an old topic but i just thought i’d mention something missing from the conversation (: