Content Management System
What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System (CMS) lets you manage the content of your website. Traditionally, websites have been difficult for their owners to change. Today, however, good website designers offer intuitive ways for you, the website administrator, to change your website as you need to. A good CMS will let you:
- edit content on your website
- add pages to your website
- populate pages with a variety of available functionality
Content Management Systems are improving, giving website owners greater flexibility to change their website with less knowledge of the technical aspects of web design. Some reasons for the emergence of Content Management Systems are:
- improved Internet technologies
- greater expertise and experience among Web Designers
- an increasing demand for website owners to manage their own sites, without further expense
Availability of Content Management Systems
A demand for better Content Mangement Systems has seen the emergence of several open source web application frameworks, or simply, open source content management systems. Some examples are WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke and Joomla. These are websites that allow individuals to create an account and build their own website.
Despite all the advantages, building a site in this fashion can be very difficult. To use Open Source Content Management Systems without a web designer, an individual requires a good knowledge of Website technicalities and operations, and even then, considerable time is required to learn the "ins and outs" of the systems. Moreover, there are hundreds of "modules" and "plugins" available, and it becomes difficult to build sites with confidence and consistency.
Custom Content Management Systems
This is where Peak Consulting steps up to the plate, delivering bespoke websites based on the above CMS platforms. Once completed they are handed over to you to manage and keep updated as you see fit. So after the initial financial outlay, costs are kept to a minimum while you develop your business and wait for those all important income streams to start flowing.
In time and when your business has grown to a point, you will outsource your website management and again Peak Consulting will be there with an affordable solution.