What is a Content Management System?
A static website is built in HTML code and can only be updated by a trained web developer. In contrast, a website that uses a Content Management System (CMS) can be edited, expanded and updated by regular users and administrators.
Contents consists of text, images, files or other data. A CMS is software or a group or suite of applications and tools that enable an organisation to seamlessly create, edit, review and publish website pages. Many CMS offer a web-based interface for editing; this enables the owners and publishers to edit the website online and front anywhere. A good CMS will also provide options and features to index and search documents, specify keywords for search engine crawlers and have an array of other applications and options.
Top Five Benefits
- Content can be easily edited and maintained
- Easily keep your website fresh and up to date
- Reduces the ongoing maintenance costs
- Increase the websites use and popularity
- Value for money
Most good CMS work by organising the text, images and files for your site within a database. Changes to your site can be made through a special database interface. Each page of your web site is then programmed to link to the CMS to retrieve the appropriate content for the page. Every time a page is visited it checks the database for its content, so any updates that are made to the CMS are immediately visible on your site. No special software is required for visitors to view a content managed web site because when the web server sends your web pages to the visitor they are sent as plain HTML, so it looks just like a static site or page.
Our Systems of Choice
WordPress and Magento are our systems of choice. WordPress is globally accepted as the market leading web development platform. With over 16,426 apps/widgets and more than 1675 themes, WordPress is the leading content platform in the world. Currently on eLance.com there are over 29,355 contractors available to support your implementation. You will always get the support you require.
Unlike smaller, customised CMS, Magento is globally accepted as the market leader in sme ecommerce. With over 7400 apps/widgets and 2100 online themes, Magento is the leading platform in the world. More web developer and designers support it across the world. Currently on eLance.com there are over 12,083 contractors available. You will always get the support you require.
Our CMS empower our clients to perform a range of tasks for which they previously needed to hire professional developers. We believe that when a company can update the content of their own website, then the site tends to be more successful and lasts longer, saving you money and increasing your profit.