CMS | Content Management System
What is a Content Management System (CMS)?
A content management system, or CMS, is a system used to manage the content of a Web site and is designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage their content.
The Port Web Design will create a custom professional design for your CMS, database driven web site at a very reasonable price. WordPress, Joomla …
Then, via a web-based interface that works much like Word does, you just point-and-click, type in the new text, and click save. Your site is instantly updated. Equally easy is adding new pages, deleting old ones, or restructuring the site to match your new business model.
The CMS also automates tasks, such as applying the same page layout and appearance across the site.
What are the benefits?
A content management system makes life much easier in many ways: You are no longer dependent on the web designers making changes for you – no more web designer fees! Changes can be made any time they are needed, day or night.
This is increasingly important as your business comes to rely on the website as a communications channel. All the technical details are simply handled by the CMS database. The CMS ensures that all the pages are consistent in design.
The many other powerful features of the CMS allows your website to grow along with your business.10 pages – 2000 pages – no limit.
And last but not the least: every new info or update is stored in the database! Insert a keyword in your search and a 2 year old article will come up!
Why every website, even small website should use a content management system?
You can have an unlimited number of pages in an unlimited number of categories and sections, all of which will be search engine optimized.
Also, with a static HTML website, a new page will cost you $90/page – a CMS let you manage and add unlimited number of pages, photos, videos… at NO ADDITIONAL COST because you “do it yourself”!
Add your own content and images without new web designer fee through your backend administration platform. Take control of your website. Manage clients, orders, products, content, emails and more, all from your backend administration platform.
- You can add unlimited new pages to your websites anytime with any normal web browser from anywhere in the world – or with your iPhone..
- Add music, videos or social networking systems, group, profiles, photo galleries, blog or forum.
- Gather email addresses from your clients and mass mail directly from your website
- Set up email enabled contact forms
- Have a completely searchable website.
- Hundreds of plugins available: directory – weather – e-commerce – calendar of events – video conference – photo gallery – social networking – real estate listings….
- Conduct polls or surveys
- SEO – Search engine optimization – online promotion
- RESPONSIVE WordPress design – mobile ready
With our hosting plans and a CMS, there is no restriction as to the number of pages, subpages, subfolders or subdirectories….
A content management system (CMS) gives you the ability to maintain your own site. No website larger than a few pages should be without a CMS to manage it. If you know how to use Microsoft Word then you are already capable of managing the content of your own web site – it’s as simple as that! The heavy task of coding content into HTML templates is eliminated, once the designer is done with the initial design, integration and set up . Adding user interactivity is much easier.
Today’s Web users expect a high degree of interactivity. A dynamic system allows you to offer interactive features smoothly and efficiently, and to incorporate personalization features that wouldn’t be possible with a static website.
When a site gets to a certain size, it simply doesn’t make sense to stay flat, because maintenance becomes a nightmare.
You have a website, It has grown over time, and while it is very useful, it is far from perfect. Much of the content is out-of-date or inaccurate, without a database it’s hard to find the information, updating the site is complex, and the appearance is becoming dated.
Thankfully, these problems are what a content management system is specifically designed to solve.
As for the design/look, every site looks different. We will CUSTOM design your CMS, set up the structure and create the look you want for your business. A professional design will ensure that the pages are consistent across the entire site, and enable a very high standard of appearance.
CMS like WordPress or Joomla can be used to make your site dynamic and interactive, thereby enhancing the site’s impact and ranking.
The many other powerful features of the CMS allows the site to grow along with your business.
And the cost?
The good news is that a lightweight CMS, suitable for a modest-sized website, is not expensive. It can be as low as a few thousand dollars. Of course, if your site is larger, or has complex requirements, the cost of a matching CMS will also grow. After all, you get what you pay for.
Next steps : Talk with us about what we can provide in terms of a content management system. Tell us what you need.
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I would like to add to the “trends” I’ve noticed myself. More and more clients are requesting that they would like to update their site themselves. So Web Content Management could be said to be an increasing trend. Also, the way in which content is offered. Print friendly versions, RSS feeds, etc. All the above are aimed at accommodating visitors needs, while increasing site functionality and should be considered in any design brief.
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