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Website Platform Comparison

As developers we have experience with almost every platform. Here is just a few that we like to use. After many years of experience and getting annoyed with some of the disadvantages across the platforms we decided to create one ourselves DYSC CMS. We have decided to add this to our comparison below (sorry if we become a little bias is the description of this one ;) will try not to)
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drupal

Drupal is an amazing platform as you can do almost anything with it. Due to its complex functionality it can take longer to create and has a steep learning curve. It has the best security features and data manipulation. It has a solid foundation which you can add lots of modules to which make it the most flexible but these can sometimes be difficult to use – taking a while to learn how to do everything.

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Umbraco

Umbraco is a .Net platform therefore is useful if that is the type of system you are used to. It has a built in user management and a clean admin tool. However can be slow and it’s not easy to maintain. It has problems with bugging too. It is easy to use then some of the other platforms which makes is accessible for everyone not just developers.

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joomla!

Joomla! Sits in the middle of the platforms, it has the user friendliness of WordPress but is capable of supporting large amounts of articles more like Drupal. There aren’t as many modules as other platforms however it has lots of built in management systems and can be multilingual.

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DNN (DotNetNuke)

DNN is great for allowing many different users to manage and edit the site, having one main administrator to approve certain edits. It has a very easy to use editing system which is also helpful with SEO. DNN doesn’t have as many plugin or extensions as some of the other platforms and the ones they do have can be a bit more expensive too depending on what is it you want. However it does have a lot of features ‘out of the box’ making it very easy to develop with.

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WordPress

WordPress was designed as a blogging platform, since then it has been expanded by plugins and themes to create the easy to use and flexible platform available today. IT is the quickest of the platforms to create and is frequently updated although sometimes these updates can make some plugins no longer work. All WordPress sites can end up looking similar as it is a more basic platform and not as easy to customise.

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DYSC CMS

After listening to clients’ needs and frustrations we created our own Content Management System (CMS). Built with start-ups and growing businesses in mind, the DYSC CMS website building software, offers far greater flexibility and site customisation than any other do-it-yourself website builder you will find. (Opps said I wouldn’t brag) Some of the benefits include fully customisable, fully optimised, google compliant, simple to make extra SEO-friendly, responsive and mobile-friendly and bespoke service available for extras, at an affordable rate.

There are good and bad points for each platform, it all depends if you want to expand and what your audience requires you to be able to do. Below is a summery table to help you chose what is right for your business or get in touch to discuss with one of our professionals.

Summary


Drupal
Joomla!
WordPress
Umbraco
DNN
DYSC CMS

Security

Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Email Verification
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
SSL Compatible
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Login History
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Modifications History
Yes
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes

Support

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Features

Drag & Drop Content
No Plugin
Yes
Yes


Yes
Image Resizing
No Plugin
Yes
Yes


Yes
Multiple Upload
No Plugin
Yes
Yes


Yes
Spellchecker
No Plugin
No Plugin
Yes


Yes
Style Wizard
No Limited
No
No


Yes
Subscriptions
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Template Language
Yes Limited
Yes
No


Yes
Undo
Yes Limited
No
Yes Limited


Yes
Extensible User Profiles
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Interface Localization
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes

Performance

Caching
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Load Balancing
Yes Limited
Yes
Yes Limited


Yes
Database Replication
Yes Limited
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Static Content Export
No
No
No Plugin


Yes
Multilingual Content
Yes
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No Plugin
Yes


Yes

Management

Sub-sites / Roots
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Themes / Templates
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Web-based Translation Management
Yes
No Plugin
Yes Limited


Yes
Workflow Engine
Yes Limited
No Plugin
No


Yes

Built-in Applications

Blog
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Chat
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Contact Management
No Plugin
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Forum (Discussion)
Yes
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Document Management
Yes Limited
No Plugin
No


Yes
Events Management
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
FAQ Management
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
File Distribution
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Graphs and Charts
No
No Plugin
No


Yes
Guestbook
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Help Desk / Bug Reporting
No Plugin
No Plugin
No


Yes
Link Management
No Plugin
Yes
Yes


Yes
Mail Form
No Plugin
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Matrix
No
No
No


Yes
My Page / Dashboard
No Plugin
Yes
Yes


Yes
Newsletter management
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Photo Gallery
No Plugin
No Plugin
Yes


Yes
Project Tracking
No Plugin
No Plugin
No


Yes
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Polls
Yes
Yes
No Plugin


Yes
Tests / Quizzes
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Surveys
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
Newsletter





Yes
Geolocation





Yes
Time Tracking
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes
User Contributions
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Web Services Front End
Yes Limited
Yes
No Plugin


Yes

SEO Features

Metadata
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
SEO Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes


Yes
Open graph





Yes
Site Map
No Plugin
No Plugin
No Plugin


Yes

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