WordPress vs. Drupal vs. Telligent: Which CMS is right for you?
Learn detailed, first-hand information from three technology professionals using these open-source content management systems to power their online businesses
Dear Publishing Colleague,
Content management systems are designed to simplify the lives of content producers and online publishers by allowing them to publish content to websites or mobile devices.
Many of these systems allow the content creators to submit their content without having to understand the HTML involved.
As open source content management systems gain prominence over their proprietary counterparts, have you considered making the switch? And with the number of CMSs available how can you decide which one is right for your online business and skill set?
The Open Source Revolution
If software’s source code is published and made available to the public so anyone can copy, modify or redistribute the code without paying royalties or fees, it is considered to be open source software. Many modern content producers and publishers have followed this method because they fall into a similar open source culture where they share free content.
The Internet was a major factor in the spread of open source software. Opening the source code created a self-enhancing range of production models, communication paths and interactive communities.
Today, many publishing platforms use this methodology. From daily, niche publications to personal blogs, open source software has brought a sense of simplicity to the often-complex world of HTML code. But with all of the options brought to online publishers, do you know which open-source software products align the best with your content and your business model?
What is there to learn from this webinar?
Using the content management system that fits your business and expertise will make a difference in the way you produce, present and publish your content. During our WordPress vs. Drupal vs. Telligent webinar on CD, you will discover the following pieces of information to adequately help you decide which CMS is right for you.
-Why our panelists chose their current CMS
-The length of time they’ve been using the specific CMS
-The costs associated with the CMS
-Standout features and plugins associated with the CMS
-Why they would recommend the CMS
-Limitations of the CMS that they’d like to see addressed
-Future plans that may exist for the CMS
Regardless of whether or not you’re currently using an open-source CMS, looking for a new one, or preparing to use your first system, our panelists will have suggestions for you.
The Content Management Systems discussed in this webinar
WordPress is a free, open source CMS that is widely used by websites and blogs worldwide. The system has a number of features including plugin architecture and a templating system. It integrates link management; search engine-friendly permalinks; the ability to assign content to specific categories and the option to add tags to posts and articles.
Drupal is a free, open source CMS used as a back-end system for at least 1% of all websites worldwide. Common features include account registration, menu management, RSS feeds, customizable page layouts and system administration. Many of these core features are used to create brochure-based websites, single or multi-user blogs, Internet forums or user-generated community websites.
Telligent is a platform designed for collaboration within communities. Its software and applications run on blogs, forums, media galleries and wikis throughout the Internet. The software can be installed on a web server or via website hosting providers.
Knowledgeable panelists sharing a wealth of information to help you manage your content properly
To supply you with the most accurate information, we have lined up a set of technology professionals who work first-hand with these systems.
Nancy Horan works with clients in the Mequoda Software Services group to help manage, design, build and deliver best practice Mequoda Online Marketing Systems. She is well versed in the Mequoda best practices, WordPress, and WhatCounts Email management software.
Aaron Campbell is the owner and lead developer at Xavisys, a WordPress focused web development company. He is also one of Mequoda Group’s lead developers. He has ten years of programming experience, and for the last several years he’s been focused on WordPress. This focus has included building sites on WordPress, writing and releasing plugins, patching bugs and becoming involved in the WordPress Community. During the webinar he will, of course, be discussing WordPress.
Doug Wade is the Webmaster at Guideposts where he manages all aspects of their current websites and web technologies, including database management, servers, web applications and the evaluation of new technologies. During the webinar Wade will be discussing the Drupal system.
T.J. Harty is the Vice President of Technology at Aspire Media. Prior to working at Aspire Media, Harty was the Director of eMedia Technology at Penton Media where he was responsible for product development, technology, research and development and technical innovations for future products. During this webinar he will be discussing the Telligent system.
If you want to learn the difference between content management systems and in the process decipher which CMS is right for you, purchase the WordPress vs. Drupal vs. Telligent webinar on CD.
Don’t miss this opportunity to become more familiar with content management systems, and determine which CMS is right for you!
Vice President of Technology