What platform works for you?

Choosing a platform is not always as straight forward as it might first seem. WordPress is the obvious choice for bloggers but depending on your requirements and budget, there are a lot of different choices.

Supported Platforms

WordPress.org boasts that 35% of the web uses WordPress. It has a vast number of themes created for you to choose from, endless plugins to add functionality and is open source and free. Not to be confused with WordPress.com which offers an easy setup but less freedom and customisation.

  • PRICE: FREE
  • KEY BENEFITS: THEMES, BEST PLUGINS
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Wix is a popular website builder that aims at non-technical users who want to be able to manage their websites. If you need a quick and easy website that doesn't require much customisations then this could be an option for you.

  • PRICE: $10 - $27 USD A MONTH
  • KEY BENEFITS: BEGINNER FRIENDLY, GOOD TEMPLATES
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Squarespace is a direct competitor to Wix and another website builder option. The next level up from Wix allowing more creative choices and better design templates available.

  • PRICE: $16 - $52 A MONTH
  • KEY BENEFITS: BEGINNER FRIENDLY, DRAG AND DROP BUILDER
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Shopify is dedicated to eCommerce. This platform is great for beginners that want to get an online store up and running quickly. It takes care of the hosting for you and comes with a drag and drop website builder. Shopify has an integrated payment solution that accepts debit and credit cards, third-party apps and even an app to handle inventory.

  • PRICE: $29 - $299 USD A MONTH
  • KEY BENEFITS: BEGINNER FRIENDLY, ECOMMERCE
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Drupal is an open source Content Management System (CMS) Platform. Like WordPress, Drupal is free and offers its own version of plugins called modules. Unlike WordPress, Drupal can be a bit more technical to manage. If you have the need for a proper CMS and your website is going to have a lot of pages and users, this could be for you.

  • PRICE: FREE
  • KEY BENEFITS: USER MANAGEMENT, ADVANCED CUSTOMISATION
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Bootstrap is a HTML, CSS and JavaScript library that allows developers to easily create easy, mobile-first websites like the one this website is built on. Making changes and editing a Boostrap or hard-coded website may require some HTML and CSS knowledge. Best if you are planning on having a fairly static website that requires very little updating and maintenance.

  • PRICE: FREE
  • KEY BENEFITS: COMPLETELY CUSTOM, FAST
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Squiz Matrix is an enterprise CMS aimed at organisations with larger websites. Squiz Matrix allows advanced functionality such as asset listing pages, metadata schemas, API support and extensive user permissions.

  • PRICE: FREE
  • KEY BENEFITS: ENTERPRISE LEVEL, CMS
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Still not sure? Get in contact with me and we can start going through what requirements you have and what platform will work best for you. Along with these listed here, there are a whole lot more. It's important that you not just choose one of the Best Content Management Systems but that it is customised to fit your wants and needs.

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