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Choosing a CMS: A Handy Check List of Content Management Systems

by Suzie Blaszkiewicz
Published on 13 January 2017


Choosing a content management system (CMS) is a big undertaking. In simple terms, a content management system is the hub from where you create your website and house all of the content that you publish there. Whether you're designing a website from scratch or looking for an out-of-the-box option, you'll want to make sure that your CMS has all of the requirements you need to make managing your website as seamless as possible.

Before you narrow down your list of content management systems, take a look at the checklist below to see what you should consider.

check list of content management systems

Click here to download a PDF version of this checklist.

Once you've narrowed down exactly what you'll need, you can start getting a better idea of which system will be right for you.

Here is a list of content management systems to consider:

  • WordPress- a classic option suitable for beginners or advanced users
  • Joomla- a robust and widely used software for the developer-minded
  • Contentful- an API driven CMS
  • Drupal- a popular, open-source CMS
  • Squarespace- an out-of-the-box, design oriented CMS

Looking for something else? Check out GetApp's list of content management systems.


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