- Ability to change the content (text/images) of your website yourself
- No technical skills required
- Save money! No web designer needed
- Be in Control
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A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don't have to.
Easily the most accessible and possibly the most commonly used, the strength of WordPress is in its quick installation and the massive user and developer community that results in a vast array of plugins and enhancements for the platform.
Throw in the added bonus of a vast template library and easy PHP and CSS file editing from within the admin screen and it becomes quite clear why WordPress is used for everything from personal blogs to e-commerce websites.
A popular free and open source CMS, Drupal is often one of the first choices when building a new website. Like many of the other tools listed here, Drupal can be scaled for personal blogs or enterprise mega-sites with thousands of modules that can be added to increase functionality.
A quick trip to the Joomla website will reveal the claim that millions of websites are running on the software, and the reason for this is simple – it is extremely customizable, suitable for pretty much any purpose.
This is why Joomla is often used by small and medium businesses, large organizations, non-profits and individuals. Joomla’s admin section is easy to use and with the vast array of options from templates and styles to adding feeds, content blocks, menu management tools and more, you can see why this is a popular choice.
CMS platforms use an advanced method of centralizing and organizing your site's information. By using a framework system that stores information in a methodical, and uniformly accessible way (depending on platform type), the user can often maneuver through the site and make changes without any major technical knowledge. The flexibility that is seen with CMS is one of the major reasons that approximately 80% of all new websites are built using a CMS structure.
Find out more about how a CMS can benefit your site. Ontrix offers custom solutions for CMS development, or if you already have a site you are happy with, we can convert it to CMS for better content management.
- What is a content management system?
A Content Management System (Website Platform) is a software system used to create, manage, and publish information directly on your website without programming or technical knowledge.
- What are the benefits to having a CMS?
You can save the costs of hiring a webmaster to maintain your site. You can always have up to date content on your site. You can save time by having FAQs, forms, and other information that people ask about your business. Instead of having a call center - or a person to answer questions for a caller, post the info online and save time and money.
- Do I need technical knowledge to the use a CMS?
No. Most of the CMS gives full control to administrator and doesn't require the administrator to have any programming knowledge. It only requires simple computer skills such as MS Word.
- Decide how you want to manage your content - do you just want to update text or do your want to be able to add images and extra pages to your website? Write a list outlining what you want to be able to do on your website and then match this up against what a website developer is offering.
- When looking for a CMS find out whether you will need extra software to manage your website like digital photographic software or Adobe Acrobat Professional for making PDF documents.
- Select the content management solution that best suits you. Always check how easy it is to move your website to another host and still retain the ability to edit your own website.
- Find out what sort of support is offered with the CMS and how much the support costs. Is there onsite training, does the CMS come with a user manual, or when is the Help Desk open.