Save Money by Managing Your Website Updates Yourself
Content management systems (CMS) allow you to manage the content on your web site, enabling someone in your organization with little or no experience in website development to make changes and perform updates. There are many different content management systems, including custom-built/proprietary, commercial, and open source (free). Custom-built/proprietary content management systems have all but been replaced in recent years by commercial and open source options which are more robust, feature rich, and less expensive.
Be careful that your web developer isn’t proposing a proprietary system because you will be locked into using that developer by accepting their system. If you decide to stop using the developer, you will no longer be able to use their system and you will likely lose all of the investment you’ve made in your website.
A commercial CMS may be a good option for your company, though it’s becoming more and more difficult to recommend them given how robust the free open source options have become.
Virtually all of our client sites today are built on WordPress, the world’s most popular CMS. While WordPress is not perfect, it’s rapid development, easy upgrade path, and prolific third-party development community has enabled it to capture nearly 30% of the worldwide market. Nearly one in three websites in the world are built on WordPress. Joomla and Drupal were once popular open source content management systems, however, we rarely see them in use anymore. If you do have a site in Joomla or Drupal, we have many years of experience with these CMS and can help you maintain them or migrate them to WordPress.
Email us or give us a call at 888-252-0043 x2 with any questions you might have or for information on how we would propose to implement your site using WordPress or another CMS.