A content management system (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage your website. They allow you to make live changes to your website via a web browser interface. It is simple and secure to use and allows you to easily organise, manage and publish your content, keeping your website up to date from any connected location.
The most popular CMS systems are WordPress (~37%) and Drupal (~8%) see Built With, but all the options have their strengths and weaknesses.Your choice of CMS will depend on many factors, but is critical to the long term success of your website. Changing the platform at a later date is possible, but often a costly and complex process. I aim to provide a website that clearly meets the needs of your target audience with an emphasis on clarity and ease of use. I will recommend the CMS system that best suits your specification.
Template designs can be adapted or we can start from your own ideas. Sites are built in modular form and developed over time to include extra functionality. Throughout the process we will ensure you are aware of progress and agreed budgets are enforced. You can get an idea about pricing here.
WordPress is an online, open source website creation tool. It’s probably the easiest and most powerful blogging and website content management system in existence today.
WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.
More recently, the platform has expanded rapidly and now offers an easy to navigate and intuitive interface, familiar to many users. Third parties have developed plugins to enhance functionality and integrate with other services such as eCommerce.
WordPress has a huge community that develop plugins and themes as well as assisting with queries and difficulties. There are regular system updates, and professional help is usually on hand.
If your website needs are reasonably straightforward, WordPress will probably be the best solution.
Drupal is content management software. It’s used to make many of the websites and applications you use every day. Drupal has great standard features, like easy content authoring, reliable performance, and excellent security.
But what sets it apart is its flexibility; modularity is one of its core principles. Its tools help you build the versatile, structured content that dynamic web experiences need.
It’s also a great choice for creating integrated digital frameworks. You can extend it with any of the available add-ons or commission your own – modules to expand functionality and themes to customise your content presentation.
The Drupal content management system is very powerful and scalable, so you are unlikely to outgrow its capabilities.
This is a great choice for bigger projects that require integration with existing IT infrastructure, but the learning curve can be steeper and developers a little harder to source.