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2014 Content Management Predictions



5:27 pm on Dec 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I am by training and nature a historian more than a prognosticator, but hopefully some more visionary souls will have something to add.

Some things I expect to see in the CMS space in 2014.
  1. All major CMS will ship with mobile-first, responsive designs. WP is already there. Others will follow. This an such an imperative that it's almost tautological. By the end of 2014, if you aren't responsive out of the box, you won't be a major CMS.
  2. True WYSIWYG out of the box will become common in 2014 and expected by most users by 2015. Drupal 8 alphas are already there and others will follow. HTML5 and improvements in the widely-used CKEditor and the newer Aloha editor make this a lot easier to implement and most players will follow suit. This actually finally gets us closer to how Tim Berners-Lee imagined the web would function.
  3. Decoupling of front and back ends. More and more, CMS will truly focus on the content management side of things and leave the presentation technology to others. We're already seeing sites using a classic CMS backend but building a front end with Angular or whatever.
  4. Wordpress will not achieve 25% market share no matter what lorax says [webmasterworld.com]. It's at 19% now and though it is the default choice for new bloggers, there just isn't enough growth to add 30% to it's market share in one year. I think it will expand though as they are already out the door with a mobile-first responsive base theme... but I'm going to say they will only add 1% to 2% to market share.
  5. Drupal will lose market share because of Drupal 8, but you will see it on more and more enterprise sites. This is not because it will be hard to use for end users (quite the contrary, it will be easy), but because unless something radical changes before release, it may be hard to run it on the cheapest shared hosting and it will be targeted at the VPS and above crowd.
  6. Joomla will increasingly have trouble finding a home. Not good enough for the enterprise market, Drupal will take that. And with every release, WP encroaches further on Joomla's territory. Joomla will be the big loser.

Surely some other members are better forecasters that I am. What are your predictions?

travelin cat

5:38 pm on Dec 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I agree with you about Joomla. We have stopped developing with it as it has less and less relevancy. It's been at least two years since a new client has come our way with an existing Joomla website, they are all built in Wordpress.

That being said, Joomla added the Bootstrap framework in 3.0 and claims to be "the first major CMS to be mobile ready in both the visitors and administrator area". Their quote, not mine.


3:55 am on Jan 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I had the opportunity to a survey of websites being used in my country in a certain industry over 1,764 websites and could only find half a dozen that stood out.

The biggest one was a open source, but pay for support product Squiz Matrix with Joomla second and Sharepoint third.

There are a lot of sites that I could not identify from looking at the headers or did not use a CMS.


5:11 pm on Jan 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I'm going to guess you're in Australia


3:05 am on Jan 15, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Yes, I am in Australia. I also watched the comparison video of Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress recommended from this forum. "Use the one you like the most" seems to be the message.

I might have to do a test with Drupal and Joomla on my own website.

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