If you are looking for an eCommerce solution to build your own website, I’d recommend focusing on Magento.
It is an open-source platform that is frequently used by retail businesses of different sizes. For example, such leading brands as Ford, Nike and Samsung have websites, based on Magento 2. Due to the benefits the platform offers these websites get a lot of regular visitors and huge numbers of sales.
If you dream to reproduce their experience, welcome to this article that will explain to you more about Magento 2 main characteristics and introduce the guide on how to create a powerful website from scratch.
I use WordPress, next comes Joomla . For E-Commerce, I use Magento and than Open-Cart. All are open-source.
Always opt first for free CMS: Joomla / WordPress - or when building an online store I recommend OpenCart. Joomla gives you more freedom to add heavy components for your specific purposes.
I would not recommend a Flash based CMS.
Always make a responsive website though
I wouldn't even want to think on this one. WORDPRESS!!! It is easy for clients to learn and use yet robust enough.
Wordpress.. easy to handle,customize, SEO. also using magento,opencart for ecommerce.
I used to have both Wordpress and Typo3 (2 different sites 2 different audiences).
Wordpress is very popular. But popular does not mean top notch. It depends on what you want to do with it. Blogging near perfection, but a CMS needs to be able to do a lot more than a blog. One day they might get there.
Typo3: german technology. strong and disciplined, but maybe too much engineered.
Then I ran into Concrete 5. WISIWYG editing, simple, decent logins, blogs, frames that link into other sites, add-ons that work and do what they are supposed to do....
Kicking out all the rest and converting.
Mostly we use Wordpress. Google likes wordpress sites too which is an added advantage. It's probably the most popular answer answer because of ease of use combined with lots of support.
I used to love WP but I have been using TextPattern for 6 months. It is great for my needs.
Wordpress changed my life from being a frustrated jack-programmer to a content creative. A bit like an old Dos PC to a new Mac.
We use Wordpress - free, stable, feature-rich, easy to use and plenty of resources available to help (both free & paid).
Wordpress is quick and (relatively) easy to get up and running, but it all depends on the choices that you make on your plugins and theme.
I use a self-hosted Wordpress install with the excellent Suffusion theme (it's free and easily customisable). There are also some really excellent plugins out there to help with key areas; recommended ones would be 'Better WP Security', 'WordPress SEO' by Yoast, which is superb and W3 Total Cache, which can speed up the responsiveness of your site.
My WordPress blog is here, and is built entirely with a Suffusion customised theme and free plugins. The entire design, together with tweaking, took around 3-4 days to put together.
Hope this helps.
I use Joomla for two of my sites. The third is an old legacy site that I built in html several years ago. Never again! That site will be redone early next year in Joomla.
I pay a developer to build the site in the format and layout I want. I then update content.
I know Wordpress is the popular response, but our site used Moto CMS, a flash-based system, and our website looks beautiful. I couldn't be more pleased. And if you're willing to spend a few nights learning basic code to enable Google to pull data off of your flash based site, you'll have a much better looking site than one that's Wordpress based.
Depends: quick Flowchart here:
Are you on a severe budget: Y- Wordpress
N- Do you have budget or time for an in-house developer, or over a 75k/year development expense allocated?
Y- Drupal or Joomla are interchangeable, good but need a professional programmer/web guru at least assisting with the management and maintenance of the site. Anyone who tells you differently is a Drupal or Joomla developer hoping you are going to finance their third Mercedes, or will leave you with a half-broken, un-updateable site.
N- Check out Hubspot- does hosting and has a 24 hour US based Tech support team, does all the backend updates for you, and the software is designed to help you put together an effective selling web site. True- it's not the most advanced CMS- but it works and you just said you don't have the budget for un-essencial fancy. And you'll save in Asprin with all the tools built in.
I've seen about 20 other CMSes through various clients and consulting projects... None worth mentioning specifically as being a better value until you have a web marketing budget of over 150k/year.
Even then, I'd spend 40k a year on a marketing/company journalist before I invested in a next tier marketing system.
wordpress... simple, well supported, as robust as you need it to be, premium plugins can do pretty much anything you need, there are 1000's of developers available for hire if you need something that doesn't exist, and updating is EASY.
Biggest reason i use it is that it's the simplest one for non-technical users (eg. clients) to learn & feel confident with. I don't work with huge corporate clients, so it fits all my needs.
WordPress on a Genesis Theme for our blog http://yoursmallbusinessgrowth.com
And WordPress on DIY Thesis for website http://dinoeliadis.net