What is a Content Management System?

Managing Your Content Without Knowing Anything

A Plethora of Options

Internet search for Content Management Systems returns Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Concrete5, Squarespace, Wix, and others. Each one has its highs and lows, some have more highs than others, most have lows. 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.

The Feeling of Control

A content management system (CMS) is a database stored and driven SaaS (Software as a Service) that allows a non-technical person to create, publish, and edit content from a central interface.

CMS's are often used to run websites with blogs, news, and shopping. It seems like is a perfect way for non-technical people to put up a basic website and maintain it themselves by allowing them to manage the content, images, posts, and some visual components without effecting the operation, the engine, of the website by limiting the need for, and knowledge of HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Javascript, and other languages.

This gives the person a feeling of control of their website, but it is a hollow feeling.

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.

Three of the worst things All CMS's do are:

Manage Your Content

Wordpress is the one CMS that DAVENPORT WEBSITE DESIGNS would recommend using, as much as we despise them, in our experience, they are the lesser of the worst.

If you really want a CMS that you can put up a website and maintain yourself with no fuss or need help from us, and is free for the most part, DWD recommends using Wordpress. As much as we despise all CMS platforms, in our experience, they are the lesser of the worst

DWD does not assist with the creation and maintenance of any CMS platform websites. Our time is more important and valuable, and no amount of money will make us sit by the phone waiting to help you fix an issue that your website will have with an out of date version of wordpress, or an updated version of wordpress that is incompatible with a theme and/or plugins. It will happen, and it will happen often. We wasted many years doing this and it always made us look bad. We did not create wordpress, the theme, or the plugins, but we had to take the time to find a solution that did not last long.

NO. DAVENPORT WEBSITE DESIGNS does not use any CMS for website creation. Read why we do not recommend using paid or free services such as WIX, Wordpress, Squarespace, and others in our Pros and Cons of Free Website Building services

A Better Choice

It is your business whether or not you want to have a strong, secure, and solid Online Business Presence. It is our business to get you there.

If you do not have time to design, create, manage, and keep your website up-to-date and are looking for an honest, professional, personal, and productive webdesign company, Contact Us and let us do the work others pretend that they do to get you noticed with higher organic search rankings without the headache of a CMS.