Content is King, and no one can probably deny it. Web is full of articles and blogs that favor dominancy of content, but the question arises, how to manage this content?
Content management systems make it possible for website owners to manage and publish their content in much easier and cost effective way. In the age where time is money, it saves lot of time and even helps websites rank well in search engines like Google and others. All the major content management systems are free to download and simple customization makes them ready to use.
First Of All Finalize CMS
CMSs are more in numbers than your imagination and each of them has its own specifications and area of dominancy. Select CMS that focus on simplicity and ease-of-use and simultaneously offers customization flexibility. WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are the leading CMS of the time, having thousands of extensions. List of CMSs:
Some of them are well known, while others you may have never heard of, but deserve a look.
Set Your Budget for CMS Development
Once you have planned for CMS development, budget is never an issue. Google up and you will find long list of low priced WordPress templates that start from few dollars. Select the template that suits your business nature and modify it with unlimited options offered to match your functionality. In case you have short hand with technology, hire developers for further help.
If budge is not a matter of worry, then you can go for custom WordPress development solutions or look into other CMS solutions depending on your business needs.
Be Sure About What You Need…!!!
- User Management – This feature will help you restrict others to access certain sections of your site. You can regulate user activities to avoid any harm.
- Member Management – WordPress comes with limited member access features. For this you need CMSs like Joomla and Drupal that can be coded as per your need.
- Find out Plugins You Need – Plugins are nothing but codes that adds extra functionality to your website/CMS. Depending on CMS you select, they are thousands in number and hundreds in category. These could be calendars, calculators, SEO or other functionality plugins and I am sure you will find plugins for your requirements. But, if you don’t find plugin make sure you get it developed.
- eCommerce – Online stores are highly in demand and fortunately all the major CMSs (WordPress, Joomla and Drupal) have some great plugins for eCommerce. These plugins can be integrated to avail features needed for selling goods online. But, if your requirements are truly highly and complex, I fear CMSs as ecommerce solution may not work for you. Its better you Google up for ecommerce platform.
Doubting, Whether Open Source Will Work For Your or Not?
Of course, it will work for you and also for your business. There are bucketful of CMSs that can developed and open source solutions like WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are well documented, well supported and bring with them vast communities of developers.
Please pen down your thoughts about CMSs in the comments section below.
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Bilal Momin is one of the Co-founders and CEO of I-verve Infoweb INC and Leads Business Development and Marketing Initiatives.