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Content Management Systems are like your kids.
You shouldn't have a favourite as they're all different with their varied traits. But deep down, you actually do like one of the little ankle biters more than the rest!
Now, we're not tied to anyone one particular CMS. We've created a couple of our own as well as employing Wordpress and others.
But that doesn't mean we don't have our favourites... and Statamic is rapidly becoming one of them.
Statamic is an easy to use and visually simple CMS based around the larger Laravel and PHP ecosystem.
The first part of that sentence may appeal to you but the second part should too. Here's why.
Probably most readers of this article will be end users. By that we mean you may be in marketing or web content management.
What matters to you? A CMS that is easy to use but flexible enough to publish your content in the way you want. And it needs to quickly link in to the rest of your site.
Statamic has a clear dashboard and hierachy. Sure, like all CMS', the odd thing may not be immediately intuitive, but scratch your head for a couple of minutes and you'll probably work it out.
You don't need knowledge of HTML (hypertext markup language) or be able to write code to use it, making it ideal for client side projects. As a full CMS it offers drag and drop components, making web design and digital content creation easy.
As we said, at morphsites we're not tied to any particular CMS and certainly aren't going to knock one over another. But as we often get asked about Wordpress, here's some key differences:
In summary, Statamic was designed to create bespoke websites whereas Wordpress has grown over many years out what was originallly a simple blog/informational format, with all the legacy issues that go along with that.
For the more technically-minded, you'll want to know that Statamic is part of the large Laravel ecosystem with its associated benefits.
And for the not-so-technical, the end result is the same.
Statamic is based on the long standing programming language PHP, meaning there's a huge number of open source and paid packages available.
It also means that if the not inconsiderable out-the-box features don't do everything you need, a decent Statamic developer (look no further) will be able to design and develop what you want (within reason of course!) and then drop it in to Statamic.
We won't go into every facet of it here but in brief some other reasons we like Statamic are:
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