10 Apr

The Benefits of Using A CMS (Content Management System)

So, you’re looking to set up a website? It’s an important step for any undertaking you may be embarking upon. Response IT gauges what options are right for you, as maintaining your website can be a challenge. Learning coding and proper web development techniques can take a lot of time, effort, and expense. While these are recommended areas to brush up on, we use several CMS platforms and have you covered. These are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.

 

The Right Options for You

A CMS makes everything easy. Simplicity, powerful add-ons, and useful utilities are the name of the game nowadays, and remaining competitive has never been more simple. Using a CMS allows you to create and maintain professional websites, with a fraction of the fuss. As an added bonus, you can manage a lot of the content yourself if you choose, with savable templates and the ability to import custom fonts. Furthermore, development and support communities are a wealth of knowledge and support. Any site errors and issues, or help you may need can be addressed efficiently. This avoids any potential problems without having to worry about someone else to make changes.

 

WordPress

WordPress was always seen as more of a blogger’s platform, but has been proving itself as more of an all-around contender lately. Based on PHP and MySQL, it allows addition of apps, plugins and modules developed by a dedicated community, all with the utmost simplicity. WordPress is arguably the most popular CMS out there, with a lot of big-league players using it as their go-to. It also has some great avenues for tweaking your SEO profile, allowing you to customize most elements of your website by allowing you to manually edit your source code. If you plan on growth, this is a serious plus.

Joomla

Next up is Joomla, which comes right behind WordPress in popularity. The Joomla platform is powerful and efficient, while including a wealth of add-ons, plenty of versatility, and countless templates. Joomla is focused mostly around PHP, and has used a number of SQL-based database formats since its conception. It has a collection of over 7,000 extensions available to help you showcase your individual talents, services, and style.

Joomla is an easy-to-use platform that allows a business to show off their value, while having absolute creative control. Joomla even holds conferences, during which its community can get together, share news and relevant information, and help each other grow. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

The Big Leagues

Drupal is another CMS we use, albeit less frequently. It does everything the other two do, but is also more of an open-source platform than any other mainstream platform available. If you’re just starting out, there’s no need to swim out to the deep ocean when there’s plenty of adventure to be had inside the reef. Take your time and get to know the ins and outs of every CMS that we can put to work for you.

 

Why Wait? Let Response I.T.  Apply the Right CMS For You

The bottom line with regard to a good CMS is that if you can imagine it, you can generally create it. There are some limitations that these routes have, especially when it comes to source code editing features, but those limitations are more than made up for with all the available extras, coupled with dedicated support teams and communities helping to solve any problems that arise. The final benefit of using a CMS is that most will allow us to add content on-demand, to your exact specifications. They also allow restoration of previous versions, just in case you change your mind. If you still can’t get it, ask the community. They’re all about keeping things simple. At the end of the day, Response I.T. can put all of this to work for you, making for the best possible experience establishing and maintaining your website.

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