BEST CMS over the internet
I wanted to get some ratings or information on CMS (content management system). I want to do coding on my own, don't want to use some automation help but I do want a CMS so that I could easily manage my site and everything within the site. I should have access to everything in my site, the links once made should have the ability to be recreated or edited.
I have always heard that WordPress is the best but I want to be sure that I don't choose something which later I want to get rid of. I have no idea what professional people use for their work like FB,google etc.
You're saying two conflicting things: you want to do it yourself and you want to use the shortcut of a CMS. There's nothing wrong with a CMS, but it inherently limits what you can do, at least a little bit, while saving you (probably approximately) an equivalent amount of effort.
There are many options and it really depends on what you want to do. WordPress is popular and probably simpler than some of the other systems, more about content than control. Something like Joomla would give you more control of things like adding extra serverside content into it. But there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of options for this, and you can definitely find some reviews online for various ones.
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The only way you can do both (A custom built from the ground up website, and a CMS) is with Umbraco. It's used to host a vast number of top sites including Wired, Microsoft, Peugeot, Heinz, SanDisk, Tesco, and many others, so you can see the options available and the professionalism of the design.
I haven't used Umbraco yet, but it's got some of the best reviews I've seen of any CMS. I'm using Joomla! more than anything atm, which is brilliant for what I need but quite restrictive in it's approach to layout. What attracted me to Umbraco was, because it's layouts are based on Master Pages, you can quite literally stick anything where you want it to go. It does have skins and plugins, modules and extensions, but they're not an essential part of the CMS, which they are in Joomla!
Joomla! would be my other recommendation, because what it lacks in self customisation features, it more than makes up for in the sheer range of plugins, extensions and modules and the vast array of templates available. If you're actually willing to pay real world money on templates and extensions, you can get some pretty spectacular results. But, even for gratis, you can find some awe inspiring layouts and designs. If you do decide to go with Joomla!, have a look at RocketTheme. They are a company that creates commercial and non-commercial extensions and templates for Joomla!, WordPress and other CMS'. They are extremely good at what they produce and their aftercare service is impeccable, even for the gratis extensions and themes, which is all I've used from them so far.
I hope that helps. There are a lot of CMS options out there. It would be nigh on impossible to give a review of all of them; but there are sites that do that can be found using your favourite search engine.
Maybe the best cms for someone is the cms made by himself.
Try, Drupal. It has lots of plugins you can install and it is easy to manage.
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