Content Management Systems
As simple as it sounds, a Content Management System (CMS) allows multiple users to manage content in a simplistic, non-web coding kind of way. Websites can either be static html based, where a web programmer needs to get in to make changes, or it is CMS database driven. When receiving bids on your website, you should make sure you know which one you need. Not all companies need a CMS site. If you are a company that barely needs to make changes, and your SEO is handled by an outside firm, then paying the additional upfront cost for CMS isn’t needed. On the other hand, if you need to regularly add new pages, change information on pages, add additional SEO keywords, etc., then the upfront cost of a CMS site will save you a lot of money down the road from paying your web programmer. However, you can expect to spend a decent amount of additional upfront money for this CMS to be developed.
While there are many CMS softwares available for use, our two preferable ones for our clients are WordPress and Joomla. Both open source solutions have a wide variety of uses for every type of website out there. At Visionary Marketing, we will sit down with our prospective clients to figure out their needs before bidding on their website project. We want to make sure that the right software is proposed from the beginning, so we can keep our costs to a minimum for our clients.
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to. (Joomla)