Enterprise content management system manages the content within the organizations website. It can be defined as a set of tools and methods that allow an enterprise to collect, organize, preserve and deliver the information crucial to its operations. Enterprise CMS improves the effectiveness and efficiency of information flow in a business and make information sharing much easier. These enterprise content management systems are often multi-million dollar initiatives mainly because of their undeniable benefits offered at huge prices. One can definitely not avail these benefits without burning a hole in their pocket.

But do these enterprises actually need to spend a million dollars on their CMSes when what the business really needs to do is share documents easily among teams and automate document intensive manual processes as well as collaborate internally and externally with partners, customers, vendors and others. With the exploding content industry and the growing business requirement of reducing overheads, WordPress is a clear, secure and trusted solution. It is free and can be easily installed with minimal effort allowing site owners to build a website without extensive technological know-how.

WordPress has brought many powers of million dollar enterprise solutions to the desktops and servers of medium to large bloggers and website owners. Automating the administrative tasks under one envelope, WordPress has become the CMS of choice by millions. This success is largely contributed to the plugin collection of WordPress. These plugins not only facilitate the use of WordPress but also make WordPress capable of being a tough competitor against other million dollar enterprise solutions. Below is a list of my top five WordPress plugins. Try them out and pick out your favorite.

1. ContentCloud

ContentCloud is the latest project management solution for publishers running their website on WordPress. It is cloud based service which plugins with WordPress installations, offering a sleek and intuitive and a user friendly interface with a very short learning curve.

Custom editorial workflows with proper placement of desks could be created by the publishers or the editors. Individual desks can have one or more users with the same user roles. Not only this, these desks can be shared across multiple publications providing publishers a highly conducive environment across their networks. This allows the editors to easily follow the assignments as they move from one desk to another collaborating effectively within the interface.

Editors can create and edit assignments for their teams and with ContentCloud they can even track changes and send feedback to the teams helping them to manage deadlines and set up their own custom workflows. Then the editors can directly publish the assignment onto their WordPress sites, once they are happy with the content. Thanks to a seamless integration between ContentCloud and WordPress.

2. Edit Flow

Edit Flow is a WordPress plugin that is a very effective as an editorial tool. It serves instructions for manual assistance to redefine the target material. The editor teams build up an integrated collaboration which is attached with some following factors like:

  • A calendar is provided for regular lookup system. It checks the status on the basis of months.
  • Each stage is presented in the term of an associated key. It helps to generalize the entire solution.
  • Admin panel is completely threaded from discussion of writers and viewers. It results in constant privacy.
  • Important details are copied generally make a further usage resource. It is saved in a logical format and named as metadata. That is nothing but a logical extraction over conceptual schema.
  • Periodic updates are notified for alerting daily users. It sharpens the revision on memory.
  • Upgrading the items has become necessary for now a day. Edit Flow keeps the track of daily updates.
  • Users are judged based on their role of tasks and section of the department. That can construct a well organized team and reduces the overload.
  • Users are judged based on their role of tasks and section of the department. That can construct a well organized team and reduces the overload.

3. Simple History

Simple History is another WordPress plugin that can show the creator of a page and at the same time it can upload necessary attachments directly to that page and dashboard. Several versions are obtainable like history, version, audit and log. These events are quite important in the linguistic work place. The system can track on the person who is posting, commenting or viewing certain portions. The attachments to the plugin are activated on the priority issue. The log on the post is checked thoroughly to reach at a destined RSS feed. A reader is also available to collect the alterations. It serves to apply the progressive elements in the compositions. The compactness is integrated along with iPad, computer and other smart devices. So, if I start judging from the accessibility, then it can go on a long race. It might be best used as the editorial equipment where a large number of people get involved to modify any certain document. The task is repeated and simulated too. This results in a high level infrastructure of the content. The developers of this plugin easily call the add function to import this in the program.

4. Post Revision Workflow

Post Revision Workflow approves the modifications after proper judgment before public exploration. It adds the workflow in minority to the interface. When someone starts to edit a document which is already published, he gets some unique options available in the Metabox for publication. The alteration automatically creates effect on published article without any negative impact. Four factors can be chosen at the time of operation. The normal mode alters the sections in a default format. Another way is to reverse the changes but not to alert anyone in charge. The third one gives specifications to notify the administrative panel about any modifications take place. Finally a system is there to send the changes to the review team. They are appointed to revisionary checking. After some predefined approaches, they send back the reviewed contents to the owners. Here the notifications are pushed via email address. In this case a dialog box is appeared in the field of a mail address. From the settings, network of administrators is chosen. Then the modifications are saved under that section thereafter. As this plugin results in multisite analysis, it is entrusted highly in terms of protective shield.

5. Article List Manager

Article List Manager initially put together by Swedish newspaper Västerbottens-Kuriren is a web based newspaper plugin allowing specific WordPress extension that allows for total modification with the front page. The content listing manager can allow most visited pages on the web papers and similar web sites to have a diverse look at created structure each day using its intrinsic design and development workability. Article list manager is a freshly produced WordPress extension and has a set of busy requirements for enabling full features with no complex issues. The actual WordPress extension works together a model associated with WordPress 3.0 and higher edition while the php piece of software requires a edition not really older than 5.3. The particular WordPress tool when set up successfully instantly generates a property page having an article list web site. The actual WordPress tool not just allows customized post listings but additionally makes use of advanced caching processes to cater for modification regarding jQuery themes for submitting pictures allowing for a complete custom-made CSS design base.

Now there is no more burning of hole in the pocket to afford the benefits of a reliable content management system. WordPress along with its indispensable plugins is sufficient to beat million dollar enterprise solutions. Do let me know about your favorite plugin.

 About The Author: Claudia is a writer/blogger. She is a fan of WordPress CMS, and advises different client with WordPress themes. She is also working with a design consultancy firm, Devrover.com. When she is offline she likes spending time preparing for a marathon, and travelling to hills.