CMS (Content Management System)
CMS how to choose:
is a very easy to use CMS definitely suited to creating blog easy to disclosure, to manage the publication of news and articles intuitively and is equipped with simple and effective plugin to improve utilization (calendar, photo gallery ...) . Many journalists use the platform as the primary means of dissemination.
is a more complete CMS, supported by many free and paid plugins can be easily integrated in the platform to give form to the best of ideas online. Greatly improved platform now has an integrated access management and permits very advanced, you can define who has access to a simple thing. The ease of installation and deployment means that it is also used by many Italian municipalities as the corporate website.
is an advanced CMS very robust and reliable, offering a complete management of sites and complex portals. Although initially not easy to understand the platform proves to be very powerful and efficient. Equipped with a very large number of additional modules to optimize and increase its power is supported by a large community of developers. Many universities and government sites in the world (as the White House in the U.S.) use this web platform.
The field of e-commerce sites does not differ much from the world of Open Source CMS because it shares the same insights and structure of these platforms. The latter fact also offer the possibility of integrating modules and ecommerce solutions directly within their structure. However, there are CMS solutions dedicated to online sales on the market with an Open Source license or payment. These include Magento, Zencart, OSCommerce and are some of the most popular solutions currently available.
The vitality of the Open Source sector continues beyond the above cases because there are solutions for every type of industry or activity. There are available online CMS dedicated to learning, the so-called e-learning that allows to develop a web portal dedicated to training (an example of this is moodle), or solutions dedicated to the publication of photo galleries, technical support, billing, online chat, forums, guestbook, social networks, the management of the project, the survey platforms, to help desks and so on. Each solution is based on the same project idea shared by the community of developers that adhere to industry-specifics Open Source, developing innovative solutions, available free to all. The development of such platforms usually start from requirements developed to make up for lack of specific software, but then with time they become available to the public. Most of these solutions is developed by the students who are looking to capitalize on their knowledge with the development of shared platforms. Thanks to their intuition, their commitment and their ability are continually developed new advanced solutions for the benefit of the community.