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WordPress Vs Drupal Vs Joomla – Which Open Source CMS is right for you?

August 1st, 2011 2 comments

At DzineClub we work with multiple CMS platforms to make sure that we are in touch with all the latest technologies. We have dedicated staff who work with platforms such as Magento, Joomla, Drupal and WordPress.

Our CMS of choice is WordPress (for websites) and Magento Commerce (for Online stores) and it consists of our bigger team of development. The reasons we pick WordPress  and Magento is because these platforms are easier to install, develop, deploy and improve on.

This means that as a client you get speedier development, lower total cost of ownership, Quicker updates and integrations. If you need a design refresh in a few months, you don’t have to worry about the content, it will just be a matter of putting a new skin on top.

That, a CMS that is a perfect fit today might not be the best in a few years. This was the case with Joomla a few years ago and now WordPress has taken the crown from our prespective.

Some of the things we look for in a CMS before developing are:

  • How easy it is to install
  • How easy is it to update
  • How easy will it be for the client to use
  • How easy is it to put a skin/theme on top
  • How far can we push the flexibility of the CMS
  • Can the CMS handle meta data and multiple content types (pages, posts, news, whitepapers, images, events, videos)
  • How does the CMS handle SEO straight out of the box
  • How easy is it to integrate new technology onto the platform
  • How does the CMS handle multiple editors and their roles
  • Is there a defined roadmap and will it stick around in the future
  • Is there a good development base and are there lots of users who support this platform
  • What is the security behind the CMS

Based on this, we make a recommendation for a CMS for a client.

We just came across this infograph by the guys at Devious Media on the 3 open source platforms. Our summary follows after the graphic based on the infograph.  Please note that we wont be discussing Joomla as we don’t see a definite future with Joomla.

 

 

Drupal:

  • More used by Heavy/Large Enterprise companies
  • More used by complicated companies
  • Decent Developer community
  • Good Client List

WordPress:

  • Faster Updates
  • Twice as many updates than Drupal/Joomla
  • Twice as many plugins and themes
  • Larger number of developer and user adoption (upto 10 times as much)
  • More social
  • More Cost Effective
  • Lower Total cost of ownership
  • Stronger SEO straight out of the box
  • Easier to learn to use

Summary

We recommend using WordPress for most sites and have worked with a large number of sites where we have customised WordPress to work as per business needs. Please view our list of sites we have customised for WordPress here:

http://www.dzineclub.com/blog/2011/01/wordpress-development-wordpress-design/

WordPress for Medium to Large Clients

We still recommend using WordPress for Medium to Large Clients because of the level of customisation that can be done in WordPress and how quickly it can be changed and new plugins being added. What Drupal can do for such size clients can easily be accommodated using Plugins in WordPress.

WordPress or Drupal for Heavy Enterprise Clients

For sites such as the main Government site, user payments and memberships, forums, connections to ERP platforms, WordPress is probably not the right option right now. The best solution would be to customise Drupal or use a paid CMS Platform. However if you are developing your site in 6 months or a year’s time, WordPress should be a worthy competitor.

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Have you got a website that you are looking at developing and are not sure which CMS is the best to use?

Flick us an email at info@dzineclub.com and we’ll recommend a solution based on our expertise.

New WordPress Development – PointPal

June 14th, 2011 No comments

PointPal WordPress Website now Live

Imagine no more bulging wallets or purses -  and no more lost rewards and store club cards. Imagine being able to join new rewards programs right from your phone. Imagine never having to sign up for another program again. You can do all this with PointPal and best of all, its free to use. Head down to their site to view the demo, sign up for a free trial or to receive a quote.

Pointpal - Get the points wordpress website

WooThemes WordPress Themes

June 14th, 2011 No comments

We have just got memberships with the best WordPress themes websites out there and with Developers license, it means that we can offer that to you as clients for no extra costs.

So if you have been liking any WordPress theme from any reputable wordpress theme website, feel free to reach out to us at info@dzineclub.com for more information on how you can use that on your website.

Not sure if you should use a Theme or have us develop a custom theme for you, here is a quick guide

Budget for WordPress website:

If you are low on budget then go with a pre built theme otherwise get it custom built. Using a theme means that you will be up quicker and will save the time needed to build a custom look. There are hundreds of Themes to choose from so chances are that you will be fairly unique.

Flexibility for WordPress website:

This is a grey area as some themes provide better flexibility than your standard themes. However most of the themes we develop for our clients are completely flexible, so you can change anything on the site. So for the ultimate flexibility it is worth building your own template.

Time to launch the website

Custom themes take time. Plus with tens of variations of browsers to test on, it is a fairly daunting task. So if you want to get up and running quick, you are best off with a pre-built theme.

Click here to view all the wordpress websites that we have built for our clients.

New WordPress Site – El Kool Koala Now Live

June 1st, 2011 No comments

We have just gone live with a new wordpress site for El Kool Koala.  El Kool Koala are a Backpackers in Taganga, Colombia.

Old Website

Their old web site was not maintained properly and was difficult to make changes to.

New WordPress Website

The new website makes it easy for them to make changes manually and has the following features

  • Adding photo galleries
  • Adding and changing pages
  • Adding and changing content on teh pages
  • Integrating Google Maps
  • Posting all the Backpacker reviews on the website

El Kool Koala WordPress Website

WordPress Tutorial Videos

March 9th, 2011 No comments

WordPress Development Videos

We are now adding a dedicated support channel for our clients that shows them how to manage and maintain their wordpress blogs. We also have these videos on our youtube channel: www.youtube.com/dzineclub

All our new WordPress clients will also get a high res version of the videos which will help them manage their content better.

WordPress Tutorial Videos Series:

Adding Posts, Uploading Images and Creating Links in WordPress

This is the first video in the series and will show how to add new posts, upload images or use images on the posts and how to create links (both websites and email addresses). This also shows some new features of wordpress 3.1

 

Adding Photo Gallery in WordPress

This tutorial shows you how to add a Photo Gallery in WordPress using the images on your local computer.

This one is in HD, so please click on the fullscreen button to view it in HD.

WordPress Development in Melbourne or Sydney, Australia

For WordPress development enquiries, please contact us at info@dzineclub.com

WordPress Development, WordPress Design

January 3rd, 2011 No comments

WordPress CMS

We love working with WordPress. It is one of the most versatile, quick and SEO friendly CMS that we have ever come across. Usually we can accomodate most of our client’s needs by making the changes to the WordPress platform.

 

WordPress Themes

Because of how we can theme WordPress, we can still make a site look and feel different to other sites and follow clients style guidelines.

So having a site built in WordPress  does not mean that you will lose any look and feel of your website. The front of your website looks just as great as you wish. The backend is provided by WordPress giving you the best options for SEO and CMS capability.

 

WordPress Development Last month

Here is a list of a few websites that we have developed in WordPress Blogging Platform in the last few months for our clients.

Luxury Beauty Concepts WordPress Website Development

Luxury Beauty Concepts is an award winning leading supplier of luxury, professional hair products and skincare products. We just developed their website in WordPress which makes it easier for them to add new products, product lines, run promotions, blogs etc.

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PointPal WordPress Website

Imagine no more bulging wallets or purses -  and no more lost rewards and store club cards. Imagine being able to join new rewards programs right from your phone. Imagine never having to sign up for another program again. You can do all this with PointPal and best of all, its free to use. Head down to their site to view the demo, sign up for a free trial or to receive a quote.

MarketingWise Website

Marketing Wise is a Melbourne based company that develops marketing strategies for businesses. Its strategic planning and consulting services are delivered by Melissa How, an accomplished marketing consultant and lecturer, Associate Member of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMAMI), and Double Masters in Commerce Marketing (MCom.Mkt) and Entrepreneurship & Innovation (MEI).

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Blog for Strategic Marketing Executive – Mitchell Mackey

Mitchell Mackey is a strategic marketing executive with extensive experience delivering business results for Ansell Healthcare, Mercedes-Benz, consultancies and organisations in Australia, Asia and Europe.

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Legal People WordPress Website

The New Legal People Website just launched last month. Legal People is a leading, highly reputable specialist legal recruitment service provider located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD in Bourke Street (opposite the Law Institute of Victoria). Legal People are one of the first established legal specialist recruitment agencies in Australia with over 35 years of experience.

Wordpress Website for Legal People

 

 

MonstaG Website

MonstaG is one of the hardest working rappers in the biz. Originally from Long Beach, California, Monsta has been a powerful force on the music scene for a mighty long time. Running his own record label, Sour Diesel Muzik, production company, United Polynesian Entertainment and even his own clothing line, this man obviously likes to spread his wings wide. Musically he rolls solo and as part of underground RnB movements The Regime, Wesperados and All Gas No Brakes. He has toured extensively through Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the US, supporting for the BIGGEST names in the business including Nelly, Busta Rhymes, Chamillionaire, Boo Yaa T.r.i.b.e and Devin the Dude.

MonstaG WordPress Website

 

Imagine Creative Website

Imagine Creative are one of our partners. They are an amazing Graphic Design agency from Melbourne and help their clients overcome their clients marketing and advertising challenges.

Imagine Creative WordPress Blog

 

Day Tour Sydney WordPress Blog

Understand Down Under run day tours and moonwalk tours around Royal National Park in Sydney. The Royal National Park is Sydney’s hidden secret. More than just bush & rainforest, the Royal boasts beautiful coastlines.  It is only 30km South of Sydney; so instead of sitting on a bus, UDUs travellers relax or swim at the beach.

Day Tour Sydney WordPress Blog

 

Facebook Folio WordPress Website

We recently built the framework and launch FBFolio.com which is a gallery showcase of custom Facebook Designs and helps visitors rate and feature the best designs.

Facebook Folio WordPress Website

 

El Kool Koala Backpackers WordPress Website

El Kool Koala are a backpackers in Taganga, Colombia. Their old website was hard to manage and not user friendly. The new WordPress website allows them to make changes quickly, add photos and videos and maintain reviews from backpackers.

El Kool Koala Backpackers WordPress Website

NepalClub Nepal Information Wodpress Portal

NepalClub is an online wordpress portal for Nepal and information about Nepal. Our Client needed a very flexible framework that not only allowed a lot of data to be stored but also easily tagged and searchable information.  We built the site in wordpress and is now live. Aesthetics being a big part of the website, the client can go in and change the main image using just a few clicks.

NepalClub WordPress Portal

Business Project Manager

Business Project Manager is a Project Management Platform. We build the website in WordPress to give it the best Search Engine Optimisation capability

Business Project Manager WordPress Website

Do you need WordPress Development in Melbourne or  WordPress Development in Sydney

Get in touch with us: info@dzineclub.com

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