CMS plays a great role in ecommerce business. Getting your first website up and running is easy. But it is very important that your ecommerce website looks good and professional. CMS stands for content management system. And in ecommerce you can say it as product management system. You can add, edit or organize products easily. There are many cms platforms available at market but here we will discuss about top 3 content management systems:
WordPress: WordPress is most popular CMS in world. It has thousand of plugins which makes it convenient and popular. The main advantage that WordPress holds is its simplicity and it’s so user-friendly interface. It provides a large number of open source themes that can be easily customized and integrated into your website.
Advantages of WordPress
o WordPress does not require php and html knowledge
o Large support community to help its users
o Thousands of free plugins are available for use
o Thousands of free and paid graphic templates
o Fields can be easily added into forms
Drupal: Drupal is content management platform powering millions of websites around world. It was created over ten years ago. It is an open source web development platform. That means that it’s completely free to download, use and modify. No registration or purchase required.
Advantages of Drupal
o It includes a rich set of functionalities like advanced menu management, graphic modification tools, user’s management etc.
o Advanced user management
o Capabilities of design elements editing
o Structured page content management through URL addresses or paths
o Thousands of plugins available
Magento: Magento is one of the most developed platforms for running an online shopping cart. Magento requires a little knowledge of coding. Choosing to start a business with this platform you have to consider that only a programmer will be able to manage it.
Advantages of Magento
o Wide range of functionality
o Technical support is very good
o Additional functionalities can be installed in Magento
o It is written in SEO friendly scripts
For a small ecommerce stores a WordPress with Woocommerce or a Drupal installation would be a good choice. For huge stores Magento is more suitable than any other ecommerce platform.