As we go about thinking about goals for our community in 2020, several people have raised the question of better defining the skill level we would recommend for someone to install and configure a Backdrop CMS site. Our end goal is to both provide better guidance to someone evaluating Backdrop CMS for their own needs, but also to set reasonable goals for future features targeted at site architects or site builders.
Assuming the ability for push button installation on a shared hosting platform, what other skills does one need to create and configure their own custom website?
We would be curious what users have to say on this topic based upon their experience?
We would also be interested in what Backdrop core contributors believe that it should be (what are we shooting for)?
In regards to this question, what other CMSs or platforms are we (should we be) competing with (Drupal 8, Wordpress, WIX, SquareSpace, etc)?
What technical skills does one need, in order to be able to leverage the power of Backdrop CMS for themselves or their organization? Based upon your experiences, what skills would you recommend that one have before they try to configure their own Backdrop CMS site?
- Basic PHP?
- Basic HTML & CSS?
- Experience with other CMSs such as Drupal or Wordpress?
- Experience setting up databases or a power user of spreadsheets?