What is a CMS (Content Management System)?

You’re an expert in your own business, but unless that’s website design and development you’re unlikely to be expert in the unique web languages of HTML, JavaScript or PHP for example. That’s why you’ll need a Content Management System, or CMS, in order to manage your website once the experts have designed and built it for you.

A robust CMS will allow you to delete, edit and modify existing material as well as publish new content. It’s a way of managing all the data on your website without any technical know how, so that you’re in full control of everything from adding pages and deleting images to reorganising data flow.

Which are the best Content Management Systems?

There are many options when it comes to powerful content management systems, and choosing the best one to suit your needs should be undertaken in consultation with expert guidance. Komosion offers a range of CMS options including Wordpress, Ektron, Open CMS, and what we consider to be the best of the best, Drupal CMS.

Drupal CMS starts with a core content installation which can be customised with an enormous variety of add-on modules, letting you create a website as simple or as complex as your business demands. Bespoke features, excellent support and ongoing improvements are all part of the content management system Drupal offers.

What CMS training is needed?

The beauty of today’s content management systems is that they are highly intuitive and easily understood. Navigating your way through a Drupal CMS for example will take just a few hours to become proficient, and like all Komosion-recommended CMSs, the Drupal CMS can be updated anywhere and on any device, from Hobart to Hong Kong, via a Samsung smartphone or a Dell desktop – as long as you’ve got internet connectivity.

If you can navigate a word processing programme you can master a content management system.

What are the key benefits of a CMS?

Having invested in a website presence it’s imperative that your site can be found by the search engines (and thereby your customers) and that when it’s accessed, it provides current, relevant and accurate data.

Incorporating a content management system from the outset will ensure that not only are you able to make timely changes to your site, you’re able to do so without any technical knowledge or the need to brief third parties. With a dynamic content management system, you are in control from the get go.

There are numerous other benefits to implementing a content management system, Drupal or otherwise. These include:

  • Ease of use (particularly for the non-technically minded)
  • Multiple user capabilities, where access and publishing rights can be assigned to appropriate
  • individuals across the company with in-built approval systems
  • Core underlying architecture, meaning data need only be changed in one central source for relevant changes to take effect throughout the site
  • Integrated SEO capabilities, ensuring your site can be found and ranked by the search engines and thereby your customers
  • Streamlined scheduling, whereby site status (what’s live, what’s being reviewed, what’s in draft format) can be viewed at any time and content alerts (to remove or update seasonal information, for example) can even be applied
  • Remote access
  • High level of security
  • Analytics integration
  • And most importantly, full control over content

If you believe your website could benefit from implementing a content management system, Komosion would be delighted to assist. Contact us for a chat today.

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