Web Design and Development
A CMS, also known as a Content Management System, is a program or application which enables maintenance of a website without the need of any advanced knowledge. For large websites, this is a must. But for small and medium-sized websites, it may not always seem necessary.
Below, we list and describe various types of content management systems, and what they can do for you.
There are three main types of content management systems:
The most common type of content management system is a blog. This is basically a simple publishing application which enables users to organize and post new articles.
Another popular type of CMS is an image manager. This enables users to upload images, create galleries, and add descriptions.
And finally, the last common CMS is one that enables maintenance of the pages of a website.
Many people are hesitant to add content management systems to their websites because of the large initial investment. However, when making this decision for yourself, you should consider the time or money that you already spend to update your website. Over time, you will find that it is more cost effective to have a CMS. (If you are concerned about price, consider reducing costs by using an open source CMS.)
Additionally, you should also consider the size of your website, as well as how often it is updated. A frequently updated website will benefit greatly from a CMS. And you will have the added freedom of being able to update it yourself, without waiting for your developer.
Finally, you should consider your own knowledge. If you are capable of updating your website yourself, then you might choose to hold off on integrating a CMS. However, if you require a web developer to maintain your website, it is probably a good idea to have a CMS.
A CMS is a great choice for just about any website. In addition to enabling the site to be easily updated, there are various other beneficial features. The most important benefit is the great flexibility and control that comes from being able to update the site yourself. Another added benefit is that your website would also be database driven. By having a database, your site can have additional features such as a site-wide search feature and a datafeed.
If interested in adding a CMS to your website, contact your web developer, or have us give you a quote.Tags: content management system, maintenance, open source