A Plethora of Options
Do an internet search for Content Management Systems and you will find Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, and a few others. Each one has its highs and lows, some have more highs than others.
The options are mind boggling, and if you have not used any of them before it will not be easy, or fun, deciding the best option for your needs.
Content Management System Explained
A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing and editing content, as well as, maintenance from a central interface.
CMS's are often used to run websites containing blogs, news, and shopping. CMS's purpose is to allow someone to manage only the CONTENT: text, images, posts, and so forth; without effecting the operation of the website by limiting the need for, and knowledge of, hand coding the HTML, CSS, PHP, JAVA, and other languages.This is a great way for non-technical people that just want to put up a basic website and maintain it themselves.
Pitfalls of a CMS
As we mentioned on our Responsive Website Design page
The days of putting up a website and letting it do its thing without any updates, interaction, or maintenance is a thing of the past and long gone.
This also reflect the days of using limiting and weak CMS services — those that do not offer optimization, the ability to look under the hood, SEO options, as well as, user friendly design and easy interface to edit and modify your content. Many CMS services lack in one, or all, of these areas.
Managing Your Content
There are two options that Davenport Website Designs offers as CMS, and either one offers you the stability, the features, as well as, the ability for us to optimize the site under-the-hood.
Wordpress is by far the leader in the CMS and feature rich options for creating and maintaining a website, blog, or both. If you really want a CMS that you can put up yourself with no fuss or need help from us, we recommend using Wordpress over all the others.
The other option for a CMS website is we can take your current, non-CMS, website and turn it into a CMS website by adding a few bits of code that allows you to maintain control and manage that specific content without effecting the operation of the website, or the need to know how to code. It is easy to do, and allows us to have access to the engine when adjustments need to be made without a care or worry by you.
The Feeling of Control
CMS Services give you the feeling of control of your website, but having a professional behind the curtain and under the hood ensures the constant maintenance and up-keep for proper SEO and html changes on the ever changing World Wide Web.
It is your business whether or not you want to have an Online Business Presence. It is our business to get you there.