Currently owned by Google, Blogger is a correct platform for those who just want to have a simple blog with no much customization and templates. And, in fact, this can be regarded as one of the cons Blogger, unlike WordPress, Blogger doesn’t offer many templates or plugins. So, the scope of customizing the site is very limited. … [Read more...] about 9 Best Content Management System (CMS) for Blogging
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Adam HenigeOh, I’m answering this one first because the correct answer is Joomla and I know several other people are going to copy me. I know people love this CMS, and it *can* work, but unless you grew up on this thing it’s not intuitive in any way shape or form to do even basic things as an SEO. Need to change meta descriptions? Good luck! Once you find them, unfortunately, you may not be able to change the page titles while you’re there. Everything is a wild goose chase when I work with this CMS and every installation and update seems to completely reconfigure where every element is. That, of course, is super fun when you’re trying to find an answer on Google and the answers might as well be describing how to set up an Apple IIe for the amount of relevance it has to the install of Joomla you’re looking at. Jerod KaramI’m going to take the cop-out answer here. They’re all terrible and they’re all decent (not great) in their own ways. … [Read more...] about Content Management Systems to Avoid
In popularity terms, choosing a CMS which cannot be easily rolled out to manage sites across multiple local domains is problem numero uno (note the fluid language switch). The number of workarounds, sticking plasters and downright programming wizardry I’ve seen to get around this one is amazing and could be the subject of a cartoon by Heath Robinson. As the subject of why you should choose local domains is already covered in detail here—today I’ll stick to the structural questions. … [Read more...] about My Dream International Content Management System
XML Sitemaps generator — A XML sitemap can be submitted to the major engines to improve indexation, but it’s usually unnecessary if you have a search engine friendly CMS; the engines will usually do a good job crawling and discovering your site’s URLs on their own. Google will use your Sitemaps file as a canonicalization signal, but hopefully you don’t need it since your CMS isn’t generating duplicate pages. XHTML validation — When entering your content, it is desirable to have the CMS automatically check for malformed HTML, as search engines may end up “seeing” a page differently from how it renders on the screen and consider navigation to be part of the content or vice versa. Pingbacks, Trackbacks, Comments and Anti-spam mechanisms — The problem with comments/trackbacks/pingbacks is that they are vectors for spam, so if you have one (comments/trackbacks/pingbacks), you will have the other (spam). Therefore, effective spam … [Read more...] about How To Choose Content Management Systems For SEO
A large product catalog. If you have hundreds of SKUs, go with a full-featured e-commerce system that combines the shopping cart functions with an embedded CMS.A small product catalog without much else. If you have got a few dozen products or less, and not much other information that what's in the product catalog, you are better off with a simple shopping cart product without the complexity of a CMS. Updating a few hundred pages by hand, if it becomes necessary, won't be the end of the world, while you might keel over from sticker shock for a high-end e-commerce system.An information-rich site with some products for sale. Many small businesses sell online, but their major thrust is offline sales. And the most important function of their Web site is explaining how their products or services work, and ensuring that customers understand how their problems can be solved. For these companies, it might be worthwhile to combine a CMS with a simple shopping cart system. The CMS helps a great … [Read more...] about Do I need a shopping cart or a content management system?