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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Downsides of Custom CMS - Custom CMS Versus Open Source CMS

The Downsides of Custom CMS - Custom CMS Versus Open Source CMS

If you're still stuck up with the good old thinking that nothing comes free of cost, probably it's about time you gave it a second thought and discovered the goodness of the Open Source CMS. As a matter of fact, most of the popular CMS used by majority of the online users, who run their websites, happen to be Open Source, and only a few out of the lot still prefer to resort to the Custom Content Management Systems.


Basically, today you would require a Custom CMS in very rare cases - precisely, the need arises only when you need a content management system, which is totally different from the available ones. This would apply only in cases of online portals, and managing those websites that don't really deal with usual text editing.


However, considering the normal scenario, the necessity of a custom CMS is really out of everyone's cards. This is mainly due to the fact like legendary open source CMS such as Wordpress, CushyCMS, Drupal, Joomla and the likes of them gaining extremely high levels of popularity over time. The first and the foremost benefit of using these open source CMS is that they're fully customizable.


As a result, in case you need to add a few other functionalities, which are not available in the current version of the software, can be easily added by putting in relatively less amount of efforts. Moreover, extensive documentation and online help via community forums can come in handy to get rid of any of your issues, during development.


On the other hand, the custom based CMS don't offer this flexibility, and cost a good amount of money too. Even otherwise, once you get one of the custom CMS made by a web developer, accommodating additional requirements is again quite painful. Moreover, the developer who had done the initial part of the web development , becomes your best bet, though he may demand unreasonable rates this time around.


One of the biggest downsides of a custom CMS is the time required for the development, not to mention the high cost of implementation. So, if you want to launch a big web-project within a very short span of time, the chances are high that the corresponding custom CMS may not be complete.



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