Content management systems (CMS) are the platforms that most of the websites on the internet are built on. They provide an administrative backend for website owners to add, edit, and manage all of the content that a user sees when they visit that website.
TYPO3 fulfills almost all the requirements that companies place on a license-free content management system: support for global websites through multilanguage- and localization features, connection to any software system, comprehensive system for user authorization and access as well as almost endless possibilities to add own functions through specially developed extensions.
Drupal 8 includes new features and improvements for both users and developers, including: a revamped user interface; WYSIWYG and in-place editing; improved mobile support; added and improved key contributed modules including Views, Date, and Entity Reference; introduced a new object-oriented backend leveraging Symfony components; revamped configuration management; and improved multilingual support. The different themes and plugins that these content management systems offer have won over millions of users.
Joomla was released in 2005 and is a CMS that enables users to create websites and powerful applications.
Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress are considered to be the most secure content management systems, as they keep on releasing security updates and patches as soon as a loophole or vulnerability is detected.
The three main Content Management Systems used to develop websites are WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. In terms of complexity, it’s situated somewhere between WordPress and Drupal, being the platform of choice for small to mid-tier ecommerce or business websites, but Joomla can be used to create pretty much any type of website thanks to its highly customizable nature. Drupal has an active user and support community, but the platform itself is aimed at more advanced users rather than novices and inexperienced developers.
Drupal is one of the more advanced content management systems that helps developers create powerful sites with hundreds of pages that are capable of handling large volumes of visitors. We run over 50 websites in an institution and Drupal is incredible in handling complexity and customizations, and we can share content and users between them with ease (and some developer time). Neither WordPress or Joomla has really targeted the mid to upper tier websites in terms of site security, powerful site configurations, user management, extensibility, etc.
WordPress is more of a tool for “non-technical” users to manage content-the basic premise of a content management system-whereas Drupal is more of a framework for developers. At that time, these sites were smaller and WordPress was evolving from a blogging platform to a full fledged content management system (CMS). Open Source Content Management Systems like WordPress, Joomla and Drupal have found preference over a plethora of CMSes available in the market today.
For more advanced content designs, the myriad of page builder plugins make it easy to build layouts using drag and drop and the upcoming Gutenberg editor will make it even easier for users to create unique content.