A content management system does is a software application that enables you to create and modify digital content. More specifically, it allows non-tech savvy people to build a responsive, interactive website without writing a single line of code. With a CMS, building and managing websites a walk in the park.
There are several Content Management Systems right now, WordPress is the most popular of them all. Of the billions of websites on the web, more than half of them are hosted on Content Management Systems. Now, there are several Content Management Systems to choose from, so how do you decide which one is for you?
In this article, we will be looking at the top 5 Content Management Systems you could use for your website.
WordPress was launched in 2003 as a content management system for small blogs and websites but since then, it has become the number one CMS on the internet. It powers over 35% of websites on the internet and according to information on Kinsta, they own 60.8% of the CMS market share. It might also surprise you that WordPress powers over 15% of the world’s top websites.
On top of that, did you know that more than 500 websites are built every day using WordPress? Also, about 17 blog posts are published on WordPress every second. When you add the 37 million global searches for the term ‘WordPress‘ every single month, you can see why WordPress is the most poplar CMS in the world.
Every e-commerce business owner should’ve heard about Shopify, as it’s regarded as the ultimate e-commerce solution. It is the most popular e-commerce content management system. According to ShopifyandYou, sales figures reached over $2.9 billion in 2019 alone. More than 800,000 e-commerce stores are powered by Shopify, making it one of the most popular eCommerce solutions in the world. Black Friday 2019 saw sales of over $1.5 billion from Shopify, with sales of $1.5 million per minute during peak sales.
Given all this information, if you’re looking to build an e-commerce website, you should probably consider Shopify.
Joomla is the second most popular content management system in the world and they control 5.7% of the CMS market share. It may interest you to know that Joomla has been downloaded over 100 million times and powers over 2.5 million active websites on the internet. Joomla houses 1000 of the world’s 100,000 most popular websites. Joomla also powers 20,000 of the world’s top 1 million websites with over 9% of businesses using this popular content management system. (HostingTribunal).
Joomla is almost as easy to use as WordPress. It’s also great if you’re building a multilingual site as it has that built in. However, the sheer number of options in the backend can be a put off for some. If you’re a bit tech-savvy, you should check it out. It might just be for you.
Drupal is the third largest and most popular content management system in the world and controls 1.2% of the CMS market shares. It houses about 650,000 live websites. Drupal is popular for being a feature-rich content management system and handling websites more complicated than blogs and news websites.
Wix has over 120 million users with 45,000 new users joining the platform everyday. There are over 400,000 premium Wix websites with over 100 thousand based in the united states alone. Wix powers over 300 thousand e-commerce websites and 22 million mobile websites use Wix content management system.
Arguably, Wix is the easiest CMS to use. However, it can get a bit pricey as plans which include custom domains start at $4.50 per month.
There are some other popular Content Management Systems you should check out before committing to one. These include SquareSpace, Google Sites and Magento. They’re all fairly easy to use and their market share is growing consistently. So, check them out and let us know what you think.