What is a CMS?
A CMS or a 'Content Management System' allows you to control and manage the content within your web site - without any technical know-how. With a CMS you can very easily add, delete images and edit text in your web site on the fly, without needing any web developers. Simply put, If you are fimiliar with microsoft word you are at the required technical level to make changes, easily!
Which CMS to use?
There are many CMS options out there, each with their own advantages and disadvantages, so we will cover the most popular ones on the market today.
WordPress is a popular open source software often used for websites and blogs. Wordpress is actively being used in 30% of the web.
- Lots of plugins available making it easy to add features as your business grows
- Easiest CMS to use out of the box
- Can require users to have a little more technical knowledge than other CMS
- Often Hacked
- Requires frequent updates
Joomla is a free and open-source award-winning content management system utilised for many purposes from websites, blogs, e-commerce and more. It's incredibly adaptable which is great for expanding as your business grows. This CMS is currently in use on more than 2 million active websites!
- Easy to use, requiring little to no technical knowledge
- Easy to expand site by adding more content, pages, features
- Not as many free plugins as other CMS
- More complex to incorporate own design without designer
- Has more capacity for technically advanced features
- Not hacked very often due to comprehensive security updates
- Steep learning curve - Requires alot of tecnical knowledge to install and use
- Can be slow if not set up correctly
- For large websites, contributed module compatibility can be an issue
We have experience working with all of these systems, if you have any questions or would like to get a project underway feel free to contact us.