CMS

So you’ve found out that your WordPress blog is one lonely blog in the great big sea of 17,728,005 WordPress blogs (at the time of writing). And there are 384 new posts on WordPress every minute.

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In the competitive battle of Content Management Systems (CMS) solutions the current top three contenders are the famous WordPress, the powerful Drupal and the mid-range Joomla. If these CMSs were daytime TV: WordPress would be the uber chic and popular Rachael Ray with its multi-faceted approach, Joomla would be the informative Dr. OZ with its powerful backbone and toolset and Drupal would be the highly analytical Dr. Phil. If you cannot stand Oprah and her offshoots then completely disregard the last comment but read on.

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If the easy to use WordPress and the powerful Drupal had a love child—it would be Joomla. The goofily named CMS solution is a hybrid between the plug and play WordPress blogging platform with the extensive development toolbox in Drupal. Think of Joomla as a middle of the road solution for someone who can be more technical than WP requires but not up to the challenge of learning the incredibly complex Drupal.

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If WordPress had a show in Vegas it would be Celine Dion. WordPress is by far the most popular CMS platform around—having reached Bieber-like status. Referring to WordPress as a CMS is debatable though as technically it is closer to a blogging platform then CMS. Only recently has it upgraded and added a sufficient amount of plugins that it can mimic a CMS.

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The name Drupal was adjusted from the Dutch word ‘druppel’, or water droplet, and was named accidentally by Dutch creator Dries Buytaert when he misspelled the Dutch word for village ‘dorp’ while checking a domain name. Upon further consideration Buytaert thought his misspelling of Drupal simply sounded better, and kept it—giving us the name Drupal. Since its initial inception as a message board Drupal has come a long way as the accidentalness stopped there.

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You have found your voice on WordPress. Congratulations. But, without getting people to read it your blog will be as popular as an accordion player at a rock concert. There is no more perfect way to promote your blog than to use social plugins. Social plugins allow you to shamelessly proselytize your WordPress blog to attract social media socialites.

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