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Junk In the Trunk

JUNK IN THE TRUNK Which Open-Source Backend Platform Will Suit Your Needs? With a wealth of open-source CMS (content management system) platforms available, it's imperative to do your homework before you select one to use for your site. We have decided to take a microscope to three of the web's most popular open-source platforms - and there is good reason for their success. But even if none of these three platforms will perfectly suit your needs, use the questions we have asked to research some of the other platforms on the market that may be better-tailored to help your site succeed. WordPress Drupal Joomla! RELEASE DATE 5/27/2003 1/15/2001 9/16/2005 Forked off of b2/cafelog, a plat- form created by Matt Mullenweg Started by Dries Buytaert as a community web board for he and his school pals to communicate HISTORY Joomla forked from Mambo on August 17, 2005. Mambo began in 2000 as a closed-source propri- etary CMS. It eventually released an open-source version referred to as MOS in 2002. with one another NUMBER OF CORE VERSIONS 3 7 6. TOTAL NUMBER From versions 1.5 and 1.6: 27 (including beta) 164 77 OF UPDATES FREQUENCY O VERSION UPDATES (on average) Since 4.3 was released in Novem- Version 1.5: once every 49 days ber, 2003: Once every 36 days Once every 17.8 days Version 1.6: once every 25 days NUMBER OF PLUGINS/ MODULES/ EXTENSIONS 14,629 8.039 7,608 NUMBER OF THEMES 1,392 885 UNKNOWN U.S. MONTHLY UNIQUE VISITS TO 50 Million 55,700 59,600 MAIN SITE NUMBER OF WEB- SITES USING THE PLATFORM (of the top million websites) 14.3% 1.6% 2.7% POPULAR SITES THAT USE PLATFORM LINUX.COM TIME WSJ tbe WHITE HOUSE .com NEWSROOM The Economist Онор A PORSCHE The Ford Story the ONION America's Finest News Source NUMBER OF TWITTER FOLLOWERS (on 5/24/11) 104,400 20,951 21,460 AVERAGE NUMBER OF TWEETS PER DAY SINCE JOINING TWITTER 0.57 0.82 2.6 NUMBER OF FACEBOOK FANS (on 5/24/11) 268,038 19,716 44,266 AVERAGE SETUP AND CUSTOMIZA- $250 - $15,000 $5,000 - $50,000 $2,000 - $20,000 TION COST AVERAGE MONTHLY MAINTENANCE COST $250 $1,500 $500 GLOBAL MONTHLY GOOGLE SEARCHES 30.4 Million 5 Million 11.1 Million GOOGLE ADWORDS COST PER CLICK (24 ($) ($ $2.18 $4.58 $2.53 OUT-OF-BOX SEO STRENGTH ***** ***** ***** MOST POWERFUL SEO EXTENSION WordPress SEO Pathauto AceSEF and sh404SEF EASE OF INSTALLATION EASE OF MODERATION WHO'S IT FOR? SOURCES: DeviousMedia adwords

Junk In the Trunk

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This infographic helps users decide which open source blackened platform is best for specific needs. It compares different open source platforms, specificially Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla to find out...


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