Contact Management System (CMS)

A Content Management System (CMS) is the collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based.

The procedures are designed to:

  • Allow for a large number of people to contribute to and share stored data
    Control access to data, based on user roles/permissions.
  • User roles/permissions define what information each user can view or edit
    Aid in easy storage and retrieval of data
  • Improve the ease of creating, editing, deleting content.
  • Improve communication between users with collaborated posts, comments, content, etc…

In a CMS, data can be defined as nearly anything – documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data, etc.

Our supported CMS systems (frameworks) such as WordPress and Drupal, allows your Website to be modified by you and your collaborators without the direct need for our involvement as the hosting provider or framework. It is best to evaluate the PROS and CONS of which framework to use.

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WordPress Framework

WordPress is an open source blogging tool and a content management  system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system.

WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Web.

WordPress began as a blogging tool, however, has evolved into a full-fledged CMS powering some big names.

WordPress has the easiest interface (as compared to most other CMSs). Furthermore, it also has many plugins and themes that can help you customize your website even if you are not comfortable with code and Web development. In fact, WordPress has the shallowest learning curve of all the three CMSs under review. Plus, the official documentation is so well https://norgo.com/frameworks/contact-management-system-cms/supplemented by several community blogs all across the Internet that if you ever run into any trouble, you can be sure that help is at hand.

WordPress is in active development, and fixes/patches are released frequently. On the downside, these patches seem even more necessary for WordPress because it appears to be more vulnerable in matters of security compared to Drupal or Joomla!

There are + and – to all frameworks.

With weighing all the + and – on a regular basis, we find WordPress is the best choice, however, for safety, we prefer to be very picky with the plugins (addons) in any WordPress website.

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Drupal Framework

Drupal is an open source content management system (CMS) written in PHP and distributed under the GNU (General Public License). It is used as a back-end system ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites.

The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to CMSs. These include user account registration and maintenance, menu management, RSS-feeds, page layout customization, and system administration. The Drupal core installation can be used as a brochureware website, a single- or multi-user blog, an Internet forum, or a community website providing for user-generated content.

A vast number of contributed addons from fellow drupal supporters, known as contrib modules, are available to alter and extend Drupal’s core capabilities and add new features or customize Drupal’s behaviour and appearance. Because of this plug-in extensibility and modular design, Drupal is sometimes described as a content management framework. Drupal is also described as a web application framework, as it meets the generally accepted feature requirements for such frameworks.

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