Best PHP CMS for 2014

Website building takes integration of few off page development tools, a Content Management System is one core tool every modern day websites need to have. Static websites are old school stuff, barely any new website that we see these days are static. Dynamic websites are taking over the web development trend and CMS is a must have to manage such websites. Thankfully, CMS is something you can choose according to your convenience so you have a broader range of options. Here, we have covered five best options that you might consider.


WordPress is undoubtedly the world’s best Content Management System. Usability is what makes WordPress stand out from every other CMS. The base for WordPress is PHP and MySQL, leaving chances for offshore PHP developers and enthusiasts. For blogs, personal websites or maybe some e-commerce or photography blog sort of websites, WordPress can deliver the best output. More than 60 million websites in the whole world uses WordPress as a CMS.



Slightly more complicated than WordPress, yet there is more open space for the developers and expert people to get their hands dirty with codes and control.  The functionality is certainly more in Joomla than most other Content Management System. However, Joomla’s source code is open for all and anyone who can code can get the CMS altered for best output. Based on object oriented programming language and techniques; and it’s also marked safe by incorporating SSL based security stuff as well. Like WordPress, Joomla is also based on PHP.


The initial two we have talked about is better suited for people with advanced level expertise in CMS, website development and of course, computers. Squarespace is slightly easier than those and anyone can get their hands on and get used to within a short period of time. There are few easy features that analyze the incoming traffic, do SEO to the website, and manage e-commerce websites securely and also great for personal blogs as well. Basically Squarespace is based on Javascript programming.


With Cushy, content management is highly simplified. Newbies in web designing and developing would have better times using this plugin. There isn’t any predefined base programming language system, works on most. Cushy manages your contents in such an effective way that only the content you want alter, gets altered and nothing else gets a scratch. Cushy is also absolutely free.


To create impressive pages and promising websites as a whole package, TextPattern seems like a good CMS tool to begin with. For open source lovers, TextPattern would be a great tool to play with. It’s simple, yet the features are so advanced that anyone – an administrator, a designer or the developer of the website can change something on the website using this plugin CMS.


Changes in website technology make these Content Management Systems to change as well. These five were best for 2014, we would eagerly wait to see whether any new title joins the list as a 2015 best Content Management System.

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