What CMS Is Right for You?

Choosing the best content management system for your needs

I had the opportunity to sit down with Cassandra Wolff a Software Engineer II, Softlayer an IBM Company and talk about how to choose a CMS. Cassandra specialized in LAMP and open source technologies, such as Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, and PHPBB. She stresses the need for effective communities.

Key highlights include:

  • The value of using a CMS. [Discussed at 0:30]
  • How getting up and running quickly adds value to your web presence. [Discussed at 1:10]
  • Visualize your growth to determine your next step. [Discussed at 2:03]
  • Getting a look at the top solutions, advantages, and disadvantages. [Discussed at 2:33]
  • How to get started with a platform. [Discussed at 4:35]
  • Becoming comfortable as a beginner in a new community. [Discussed at 5:30]
  • Moving to the next stage when adding advanced functionality. [Discussed at 5:46]
  • Encountering and avoiding pitfalls. [Discussed at 6:54]
  • You can view the full interview here:


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