CMS is ‘short-talk’ for Content Management System.
To a small business, a content management system is both a blessing and a punishment all wrapped up in logins, content, images, manageable SEO and sometimes, headaches.
A content management system, as it is sold, allows you to modify your site all by yourself….
Sounds easy…. however, what you don’t hear is that unless you are modifying the site on a regular basis, are fairly software savvy and have bucketloads of patience, it can be a time consuming and frustrating process to do more than fixing up a few little words.
Below is a list of Pros and Cons of a Content Management System. These days, you will find many
Add or Edit Pages on your Website Yourself SEO Benefits Develop the Site – As You Go Quicker Web Developer Modifications No Developer Monthly Maintenance or Hours Rate for Changes CMS Backed up By a Helpful & Trustworthy Web Developer Blogs are Great Break it, it will Need Fixing
Having control of your business’ website is certainly a benefit. Particularly for businesses who need modifications to happen fast.
Friendly URLs for marketing, SEO placement on pages, images and blog posts.
Current popular CMS software, such as WordPress and Joomla are open source. This brings with it many great benefits including that of plugins and add-on modules. These are mini programs which can be installed and configured allowing greater functionality of your site such as adding an Events Calendar, SEO enhancement, Scheduled Backups, Image Galleries, Social Media integration and the list goes on.
Any updates where you require the assistance of your web developer will be quicker to complete, as the CMS often automatically takes care of many things that would usually need to be completed manually.
Why pay someone else when you can do it yourself? (but is it really that easy?)
If your website developer is in the business of having you do your own
If your website has a blog that you update on a regular basis, this is a great tool for both your site visitors and for learning the ropes of your CMS.
If you get really savvy and make modifications which essentially “break” your website, you might need to swallow your pride and call on your web developer to fix the problem.
Add or Edit Pages on your Website Yourself
Develop the Site – As You Go
Quicker Web Developer Modifications
No Developer Monthly Maintenance or Hours Rate for Changes
CMS Backed up By a Helpful & Trustworthy Web Developer
Blogs are Great
Break it, it will Need Fixing