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DNN Beats Any Other CMS Any Day!

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DNN Beats Any Other CMS Any Day!

Find out why Coders Tech Paradise prefers DNN over all else in this article.

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Before comparing DotNetNuke with any other content management system, let us start with some basic technical information about what content management is all about. All content management systems deal with administrative, blogging, and site-building tools, according to their policies, skins, and themes. All platforms provide different features and different functional modules.

CMS

A software application to create content, including websites, blogs, business modules, etc.

DNN

DotNetNuke is an open source software program powered by Microsoft for managing websites and content.

Let's discuss some features of DotNetNuke for easy comparison.

DotNetNuke

  • File management.
  • Multiple portals within a single installation.
  • Best administrative security like security logs, site logs and protected contents.
  • Written in C#.
  • Basic mobile detection with local APIs.
  • Incredibly rich text editor.
  • Advanced website tools like HTML 5 and CSS3.
  • Centralized cloud repository.
  • Brief analysis of websites.
  • Built-in connectors to the cloud.
  • Shift website ownership.
  • 51% v3 with no memory consumption.
  • Excellent administrative rights, like file picker/upload control and a control bar permission grid.
  • Webserver monitoring and failover.
  • API housekeeping.
  • Improved load balancing.

DNN vs. Wordpress

Although Wordpress is a big name, DotNetNuke is much easier to install. Wordpress is considered a fine blogging website, but it is only really attractive to bloggers with the web page extension, so its purpose of being a content management platform is somehow compromised and, thus, ignored by the audience. The progress, in terms of skins, is way behind DNN, which has made huge leaps in versions and features. DNN also has a leg up in integration and customization.

DNN vs. Joomla

Joomla has great skins and themes. Overall, it is a good content management platform but it has its weaknesses, too. Its main weakness is “Windows.” Windows has a huge number of users and is considered as a standard business machine in many offices. So, it’s a big threat for Joomla, as it does not work well on Windows. So, this implies the rapid decline of Joomla. Furthermore, the administration functions are tricky to handle.

DNN vs. Drupal

Comparing a platform like DNN with Drupal sees DNN come out on top. Drupal proves itself as too platform-dependent to extend much. Its compatibility with Firefox is fantastic, but DNN is more efficient in Internet Explorer, which is still a standard browser for a lot of Windows machines.

DNN vs. Expression Engine

Expression Engine targets only enterprise audiences, whereas DNN targets a wider audience, like enterprise cloud computing, SMB, and government content. As far as versions are concerned, Expression Engine has little variety, and its progress is slower than DNN's.

DNN vs. Silver Stripe

Silver stripe is easy to install but doesn't have the following DNN does. DNN leads the board by 9%. That's not too much, but it does matter globally, and it's worth sharing. Silver Stripe supports a variety of databases like MySQL, Microsoft BI, Postgre SQL, and Oracle, which is worth sharing too.

Conclusion

The preference of DotNetNuke over other content management systems comes from several reasons, like flexibility of installation and ease of integration. Moreover, the international business industry prefers reliability and quality work, rather than monetary gain, so they choose DNN over other open source content management systems.

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Topics:
dotnetnuke ,cms platforms ,wordpress ,drupal ,joomla ,web dev

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