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Overview of Content Management Systems

There is definitely a barrier to entry with Magento. Development is not nearly as intuitive as it is with a system like WordPress. Drupal is as confused as the people who built it, constantly changing the entire thing each release. They probably change their core more often then I change my underwear.

WordPress

Out of all of the systems I do have to admit that each has it's benefits. WordPress theming is crazy simple and the freedom that plugin developers are given can leave you confused without a purpose or direction. You can hack the core of WordPress as easy as you can write a post in the administrative area. The graphic artists that tend to design for a system like this love open spaces and large poster images. It's a very welcoming system and great for blogging.

Magento

Magento is like a King, everything must be in exact order and speak only when spoken to. You must request permission to edit the core, while attempts to override only end in conflicts. The platform is run like a legion of soldiers, each with a specific task and carries it out in sync with everything else. The platform is guaranteed to give you a stable and reliable ecommerce website, which is probably why it makes up 40% of the ecommerce stores online. The fact that Magento is a legion is also the reason why it is as slow as one.

Drupal

Drupal is like a band of hippies that have great ideas but no leadership to organize the protesters. The core code is being changed so often that the extensions directory is more like an archive of dead code. Do not upgrade if things are working! If you can get them working...

Joomla

Joomla is fantastic, but still seems to be missing a clear purpose. It is a Jack of all trades and a master of none. If you want to build something custom, then build it on Joomla if another system doesn't already specialize in the idea. Joomla is a favorite, highly respected, but rarely used.

Who Am I?

My name is Jonathon Byrd, I'm a Software Engineer turned Marketer, Consultant and Magento Enthusiast, because that's the only community that makes money :)

I'm a guest blogger at the Magento Support Center and run my own website for Ecommerce Consulting.


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@Mason, you are telling me that Jesus is a liar right now. Do you realize that? I'm not the one that said this, notice that this entire post is all scripture and ends with Jesus saying that you will know them by their fruit.
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In this same teaching about not judging Jesus also tells us that we will know them by their fruits. In Corinthians we are told to judge those within the church and cast them out into the world for God to judge if they fail our judgement.
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@Caleb allow me to add another verse in here that should connect all of this for you. Basically, "what you do in the flesh, whether good or bad" is referring to love vs wickedness. I'm adding Mathew 25 for you which should tie this altogether,
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