The Benefits of Having a Content Management System

In today’s fast-paced web world, having the ability to manage your website’s content becomes extremely important. Let’s assume you have a new product or promotion you want to let your clients know about. Without a content management system, you will need to contact your web developer, wait for them to respond, wait for them to give you a quote and then be placed into their production queue. This process could take days, and even weeks, to accomplish and cost you money. With a content management system such as WordPress or Joomla you will be able to do all of this in a matter of minutes.

Website frameworks and blogging tools give you the ability to manage and add new pages. You will also have the ability to create blog posts, assuming your site is equipped with a blog. With a few minor tweaks and modifications to these frameworks, you can convert your static website into an advanced website that gives you the ability to manage much more than content.  You can have the ability to control banners, image galleries, contact forms, products, and more.

There are many content management systems and blogging tools out there to choose from and picking the right one can be difficult. Here is a quick break down of a few:

1)      WordPress is an open source content management system built by hundreds of community volunteers. WordPress started out as a blogging system that integrated into any static website. Over the years, WordPress has grown into a fully-functional content management system with thousands of plug-ins.

2)      Joomla is an advanced web development tool that allows users to customize their pages by placing specific components such as content blocks, forms, and images in various locations.

3)      concrete5 features on page editing that makes finding the piece of content you need to edit extremely simple.

Contact NetGain today and start managing your website.

By Andrew MacPherson, Web Developer