Content management · CMS

Content Management Platform

Jordan Finger E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Ad-Tech, Customer Acquisition, Mobile Commerce

June 29th, 2013

I am building a content destination.   What are my best options for a content management solution that will allow my writers and editors to add content, provide formatting and allow for advertisements that are already designed int the layout? 

This needs to be able to scale as we add more content, categories and traffic.    

Upon launch I expect to have over 500,000 unique visits to the site and will grow.

I am not looking to do this myself but either license and/or hire someone to create this for me.    

Thank you.

Daniel Eberhard CEO, Koho

June 29th, 2013

It depends largely on the format of information but if its text based, WordPress is a great initial option. It scales, handles traffic well, has well integrated permission settings and will allow you to onboard content generators quickly. Also, its free. If it ain't broke... Good luck

Keith Bourne Senior Mobile Software Engineer and Mobile Strategist at JOOL Health

June 29th, 2013

Drupal.  Drupal.  Drupal.

Francis Pilon CEO at Keiro / The Jibe

June 30th, 2013

Drupal is amazingly scalable and flexible. We've built on Drupal a few years ago. It has a community of over 250k registered users and get a considerable amount of traffic on a daily basis.

As I understand it: Wordpress is still king for usability while Drupal is #1 choice for scalability. 

Hope it helps.

Stephen Peters Looking for the next challenge and opportunity

June 29th, 2013

I do a lot of work in WordPress and it's been good to me and my clients.  So much so that I'm not as up to speed on the alternatives as I used to be.  Looking forward to what other people have to contribute.

Jordan, can you tell us more about your vision for this site?

Felix Thea Software Engineer

June 29th, 2013

Off topic, but if you care to share.. how are you getting 500,000 unique visitors at launch?

Chris Lunt VP Engineering, Consumer at

June 29th, 2013

Take a look at Pantheon:

Jonathan Vanasco

June 29th, 2013

We're building a cloud based, business minded, vertically integrated publishing platform -- simple enough for anyone (ie, writers) to use, but designed for building out premium publishing.  You can just focus on content, and we can handle everything else: infrastructure, industry best-practices , 3rd party plugins, audience growth tools, etc.  

We're scheduled for a fall launch, but looking to roll out with some beta partners this summer.  Contact me if you'd like to see a demo or meet up and just chat ( I noticed you're in NYC ); I'm free after the holiday.  I know your space well: I was the CTO / Head of Product for TheDailyBeast / Newsweek , have advised a handful of premium publishers on Operations / Tech / GM.

Gaurav Sharma

June 29th, 2013


Jordan Finger E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Ad-Tech, Customer Acquisition, Mobile Commerce

June 29th, 2013

Jonathan, Your platform sounds amazing!! Yes, lets definitely schedule a time to get together after the holiday. Send me a DM. Jordan

Ryan Singel Founder at Contextly

June 29th, 2013

I'd also recommend Wordpress. There's lots of support, big community, lots of plugins and themes, and plenty of hosting options from cheap and barebones to managed.

If you do go Wordpress, check out Contextly - we're an awesome content suggestion solution for publishers -- whether you are small or big. I was a writer and editor at Wired for a decade before leaving to run this full-time.