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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

CMS Matrix -- Ease of Use and Performance

Part III of my review of CMS Matrix stats continues with a look at their categories of "Ease of Use" and "Performance."  As before, I'm looking at the top ten "most compared" CMSs on CMS Matrix.  Then I'm looking at the feature counts.  "No," "Limited," and "Available at extra cost" are considered negatives.  "Yes" and "Free add-on" are considered postives.

Ease of use easily is grouped into three categories:  those with 100% of all ease of use features (TYPO3, WebGUI, and Plone), those 50-75% in the mid-range (Joomla, Drupal, Mambo, Xoops, WordPress, and eZ Publish), and PHP Nuke lagging far below.

Clearly, there are four tiers of performance in this group of CMSs:  those with 100% of all performance features (TYPO3, WebGUI, Plone, and eZ Publish), those at 60% (Joomla, Drupal), those less than 40% (Mambo, Xoops, and WordPress), and PHP Nuke, once again at the bottom of the heap.

Once again, caveat emptor, these are voluntarily supplied rating presumably from members of each CMS's community.  Be sure to validate your requirements against the features of CMS Matrix and be certain you're not disregarding a candidate CMS because it is missing a feature that you don't even need. 

Next, we'll look at the management and interoperability categories.

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