Content management systems put you in control of your web content. We have experience working with a wide range of platforms. So whether you have specific requirements or are looking for a recommendation on what’s best suited to your business, we can help.
A Content Management System (sometimes called a CMS) offers a platform upon which a website can be built. These systems offer a variety of benefits to people interested in having a website built, including:
Websites built on these platforms offer the ability for non-technical users to add or remove web pages within their website themselves, as well as modify the text and images on those pages. No need to involve a programmer for simple content changes.
CMS platforms offer the ability for website owners to log in at any time of day that is convenient for them and any changes they make are reflected on the website immediately. Need to make a quick change to the site at 2:00AM? No problem.
- Flexible Permissions & Workflow
These platforms also offer the ability to setup multiple administrative users. These users can be granted a specific set of permissions that might, for example, give them the ability to modify certain aspects of the website but not others. Additionally, workflows can be defined such that certain users can be given the ability to edit content but not publish it to the website until it is reviewed and approved by users with permission to do so.
- Robust Add-Ons
Popular CMS platforms such as WordPress and Joomla offer the capability to easily incorporate robust features into the website through the installation of add-ons (also known as plugins, components, extensions or modules, depending on the platform). These add-ons are pre-built features that can be “turned on” in order to extend the capabilities of the website. Examples include image galleries, submittable forms, web stores, event listings, newsletter publishing tools, and much more. In many cases, these add-ons are free or very low cost.
These platforms (sometimes through the use of an add-on) include robust bilingualism capabilities. These features allow for the ability to setup a version of each page in the desired languages you would like your website to offers. These plugins allow users to switch from language-to-language without losing their place within the website.
- Search-Engine Optimized (SEO-friendly)
Since these platforms are maintained by large communities of users, many best practices for search-engine optimization (SEO) are built in.
Some of the platforms our development team works with include:
WordPress is by far the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. It powers 34% of all websites on the Internet and 60% of all content-managed websites*. Its easy-to-use administrative interface and extensive library of community-supported plugins offering robust features such as eCommerce have driven its success.
The Joomla! content management system (CMS) is a robust platform that allows non-technical users the ability to modify information on their website through an easy-to-use interface. The platform also offers a wealth of additional functionality through community-generated extensions.
Drupal offers a powerful content management system (CMS) for creating websites. Its robust user access control system and modular templating system enable it to power highly customized website and web-applications. The many freely-available modules available on the Internet allow for easy enhancement of its base functionality to support many new features.
- Custom Built
Sometimes the best content management system is one that is tailor-made to your custom requirements. We have built many such systems, which include customized user roles and permissions, easy administration of complex types of information, and integrations with third-party systems to reduce data entry and perform extensive mathematical calculations.
* Per W3Techs, as of July 2019