Content Management System

Is it time you thought about adding a Content Management System to your site?

You may have had a website for a while, which might still be useful but which is also far from perfect.

It could be that much of the content is out of date or inaccurate, or it’s become harder to find things as the site has grown. It could be that updating the site is complex and time-consuming or requires the services of a web developer, and its appearance is becoming dated.

If any of that sounds familiar then you may find a Content Management System beneficial.

Is a Content Management System right for me?

A Content Management System may sound perfect for a new website owner and it could well be the ideal choice. However, there are a few things to consider before you decide to implement a CMS.

Content Management Systems include a simple interface called a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor that will allow the client or one of their staff members to amend content without knowing how to code. Being able to update the site yourself can cut costs as you won’t have to pay a developer to update the site. However, there is the upfront cost to consider and if you don’t plan to update your site very often or you don’t have time to update the site yourself then a CMS might not be the most cost effective solution and it could end up unused and unnecessary.

Once you have access to the Content Management System, you will be responsible for the site maintenance. There is a certain amount of time and effort required to learn the system (just like any other system or software). Most users should find this fairly straightforward but it really does depend on how IT-confident you are. The site could potentially be broken if the system is used incorrectly resulting in additional costs to fix the site.

In addition, CMS editors can permit poor text design and it is easy for site owners to add/edit text without taking care to check for typos or spelling mistakes. If the site becomes littered with poor spelling and grammar it can make you look unprofessional and potentially harm your business.

It is important that you take the time to consider whether a Content Management System is the right choice for you and your website.

If you are not sure then please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the options with you so you can make an informed decision one way or the other.