Do you need the ability to update your website content yourself? Then you might need a content management system
Content Management Systems (CMS) are designed to give clients the ability to update content on their website themselves without having to go back through a web design company.
There are many different types of content management systems. Some are free open source community projects and some are distributed via a paid license. The big three free open source content management systems are Wordpress, Drupal and Joomla. Popular ones that carry a paid license include Expression Engine, Ektron and Kentico. There are literally hundreds if not thousands available to choose from, but Wordpress has surfaced as the most popular CMS in the world.
If you only need to edit a couple simple spots of your website, you might even be able to get away with a basic content editor available through many commercial hosting platforms. These are limited in features, but might work very well if you don’t need many features.
Most ecommerce websites have content management on them too, but are usually built with ecommerce software since they are first and foremost ecommerce websites. Wordpress even has plug-ins to enable a website to do some simple ecommerce.
Please note, you do not need a content management system on a website. There is a large percent of companies that would rather have someone else update the website when needed so they can focus on the products and services they do best. WebTek builds websites both ways, so it doesn’t matter to us. We have a responsive support team that is always available to make updates and changes to our clients websites in a timely manner. This also ensures the job is done right and the quality and integrity of the website remains solid.
For a free consultation to see if a content managment system is right for you, contact us today.