I want to build a website for my business. But not getting how to start. What type of platform should I go with you?
One of the users has asked this question to me.
Let me tell you all that once you have decided to launch your product online it’s a very welcoming decision and now you can decide a platform for this. Because in today’s digital world when everyone wants to shop online instead of going to market, and you are taking a
decision at the right time then you will be gaining success for sure.
Developing a site has become very easy nowadays. You won’t have to go to any development firm or hire a developer. You can design and arrange your elements on your own.
Today, in this blog, we will be sharing some very outstanding and leading Content Management Systems with you all. Just try to understand its features and it will help you to
choose any for your website.
If you are looking for the easiest CMS to create a business website, then WordPress.org is a highly recommendable CMS. It is the best and most popular CMS platform executing more than 45% of sites in the current times. An open-source CMS platform WordPress.org is actually designed to generate blogging sites but you can use it to design all kinds of websites including an eCommerce. It’s a flexible and completely customized CMS that provides the freedom to create online stores, auction websites, membership websites, etc. No need to understand and write the technical codes. You can avail of different themes and plugins both for free and paid versions. It allows you to insert contact forms, photo galleries, and much more. SEO-friendly WordPress is very easy to install and use. You can hardly find something daunting while getting started to develop your site. WordPress has Ready To Use WordPress Themes Using Which You can easily create your website.
It doesn’t cost anything. But for a domain name (around $9 – $15 per year) and a
hosting an account with a web host can cost from $9 to $15 per year.
Wix is the second most trusted and popular platform for website building. It works very smoothly than that of the other CMSs. A design-driven and pure CMS platform of Wix can manage your content in one central place and then showcases it on different web pages. Wix is considered a beginner-friendly CMS that lets you use its drag-and-drop tools to create an easy and fast website. Wix offers an in-built template that is fully responsive and helps to create mobile-friendly websites. One disadvantage of Wix is that you cannot update or change a template that you have applied. It lets you get stuck with a single layout. Wix does not permit you to execute an eCommerce store unless you applied for a paid plan.
Wix can use for free. But it offers the paid plans with more flexibility starting from $13 per month (paid upfront annually).
It was a time when Joomla was one of the most popular CMSs after WordPress. It is again a free open-source CMS platform having various templates and extensions. You can use it for free. In the current time, its popularity has decreased, still, some small percentage of websites
have been developed with Joomla. It is an uncomplicated and easy-to-configure CMS that does not require any coding skills. We can recommend this CMS for experienced developers as it requires practice to make hands-on development and petty complex to understand. A
flexible Joomla CMS can run an eCommerce site too. There may arise some compatibility issues with different extensions and modules installed.
Drupal comes from the same family as Joomla and WordPress. It is like a twin. An open-source Drupal CMS platform has the potential to create and run major websites which include the Economist’s site and multiple university sites. It requires technical coding knowledge and so you can hire a developer who handles everything related to your website.
A highly customized CMS can build a strong and innovative stage for your business to launch your business product. If you are not able to perform its installation on your own, then Drupal can install it for free and help you to transfer an existing Drupal site. Drupal proves advantageous for adding different modules and supports to Joomla and WordPress through community support options. Drupal may prove expensive for you, as it delivers heavily customized theme-generated sites.
We hope you have seen an ad for Shopify on different sites as it provides an extensive set of advanced features for producing a website. Shopify is the modern and extraordinary CMS that works and manages your content according to the growing eCommerce brand requirements and needs. It’s much easier to use in comparison with the other CMS.
Shopify is a subscription-based application for SaaS sales platforms. An outstanding platform is getting used by the whole world and has the biggest market. In the context of its advantages, Shopify has an integrated payment solution through which you can accept all credit and debit cards. It allows you to use PayPal. Third-party Shopify apps let you insert all types of features in your eCommerce store. Apart from this, you will get 24*7 support via live chat, email, phone, and even Twitter. It is expensive and has some limitations on using different plugins and themes.
Cost: $299/ month and $29/ month.
TYPO3 is a content management system that is highly demanded to design and create websites. A free and open-source TYPO3 CMS platform is the old CMS that is released in
It has been proven useful for intranet sites. TYPO3 is a CMS that is used to handle large websites. It has the capability to handle a single website in multiple languages. You can add over 6,000 extensions and applications to your TYPO3 site. TYPO3 applications are complex and require a technical expert to use it for website creation. All these CMSs are not free. Some of them are paid and have pricing plans. You need to research and find its cost before availing it for your business project.
Before selecting the CMS platform to develop your business website you need to think about the following factors that help you choose the best one.
CMSs are made to produce websites fast and easily. But some CMS require technical knowledge to work. So just check whether the CMS is easy to use or it is complex. The drag- and-drop tools make it easy to create a fast and magical interface. So it is a quick and very simple solution in any CMS.
CMS applications must be able to provide plenty of website design templates so that you can select any. Also, you can easily customize these designs as per your own notions.
Data exportation in any CMS can easily export your data and move it elsewhere. Extensions and add-ons0 You should select a CMS that supports multiple extensions and add-ons to generate a comprehensive business website..
Although the CMS platforms are technically and functionally strong, they should provide all the support to the users and answer all the queries asked of them. If any user meets with a situation where any issue arises they should get help and support. Many CMS have a big supportive community that can help you any time of the day or night.
The CMSs that we have discussed in the blog consist of some free versions. For other CMSs, you may need to pay monthly charges. With free CMS platforms, you need to pay charges for third-party extensions, designs, and/or web hosting services.
So before choosing a CMS, just try to search as much as you can about the pricing to avoid nasty surprises. Some CMSs provide hosting services and domain names. So you should understand the pricing plan first.
Well, there are many. You can compare its cost and features as per your requirements. But we can say that WordPress is an open-source software, it is a popular people’s choice for website development.
WordPress is user-friendly and robust for beginners. You can experience its advantages while working with it. SEO-friendly, enterprise-level scalability, and multilingual functionality in WordPress can provide anything else that you need to build any kind of business website.
Is it necessary to choose an eCommerce CMS for eCommerce websites?
Not exactly. Almost every CMS supports eCommerce website features. But it is better to choose eCommerce CMSs to create an online store site as it will have all the required advanced facilities and characteristics necessary for the shopping website.