So, which CMS’s do we use and recommend?
Expression Engine, mainly due to the fact that we've been using it for years and already have built add-ons to the CMS. This means there is no limits to what we can offer clients, there's no restrictions in the design / dev stage whereas there would be restrictions with the likes of Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal etc.
And a new favourite of ours is Craft, with some very impressive new features and plug-ins that will benefit us as the developer as well as the client and their business.
Wordpress is very popular. A demonstration of its popularity is in the fact that 18.9% of all self-hosted sites on the web use Worpress. Yes, you read that correctly. But we don't recommend Wordpress here at Shape, and you can read why here.
I hope this article has helped you understand what the constantly mentioned three letter acronym “CMS” is and what it does.