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Content Management: Consider the Alternatives

Recent platform improvements mean more options for content delivery

Content management systems are everywhere—and there are a lot of them. Many do their job well, and some are fairly innovative. (One word: Headless.)

If that’s the case then, why does it seem like the most obvious solutions always win out? In recent years, the CMS space seems to have coalesced around two different approaches to putting content on a website: A monolithic, legacy (and generally open-source) CMS like Joomla and Drupal; or a closed-source, hosted tool for building sites like Squarespace, Shopify, Wix, or Weebly. (Established associations may be more likely to lean on the former, though I’ve definitely seen examples of the latter.)

And, of course, there’s WordPress, which tends to hit both markets and is, as a result, a force to be reckoned with on the internet. According to statistics from the tracking firm W3Techs, WordPress has a market share of 59.5 percent among content management systems—and 32.1 percent among all websites, including ours. The only other provider that even gets within modest shouting distance of those stats is Joomla, with a 5.7 percent CMS market share; and platforms like Squarespace and Wix are not far behind Joomla.

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