Often, when trying to decide what Content Management System to use, price is the first thing people think of as a deciding factor.  

Price is, of course, important, but you can pay thousands of dollars and not get the features you need, or you can pay closet to nothing and get features that are useless to you and your business.

The Multimedia Room will discuss your online content needs and expectations. 

We will help you decide which Content Management System is best for you and your business, whether it's a WordPress, Joomla or Drupal website. 

Web Content Management Systems

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What is a CMS?  A CMS, also known as a Content Management System is a website you can update on your own.  The most common Content Managment Systems are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. 

Change Content Without Changing Code  A CMS is very useful for websites because it makes it possible for you to edit the content. Not everyone who wants a website will be able to edit the code themselves. But by using a CMS for your business website, it makes it possible for you or an employee to easily change the information on the website and update so your content is current. 

It's Fast!  Simply changing a small spelling error or piece of information would normally involve changing the website offline and then uploading the files again via FTP.  This can be very time consuming. It’s much faster and easier if you change the details utilizing a CMS package, as there is no need to re-upload the site files once again.

You also have the ability to make changes without waiting for your web developer to make the changes for you and request at additional fees.

It's Less Expensive  Having a CMS designed might initially be slightly more expensive than a static website. However, when it comes to maintaining the website, it will be less expensive in the long run.  You will not need any special skills to maintain the website, however we offer CMS Training for your and staff. 

Your in Control  Another reason CMS software is very popular is because it gives you better control over your websites  It’s easy to write content and then save this as a draft. Additionally it possible to control who can write and who can approve content. It also ensures that all content is approved before being posted on your website.

Growth and Expansion  CMS makes it simple to keep track of all the pages on your website regardless of how many you add. This means that you can minimize the risk of any errors affecting your website.

Watch the brief Video below which tells you more about a Website Content Management System.


Basic Content Management Scenarios

Small to mid-sized websites with reasonably standard features are not necessarily always simple to manage; that said, the standard functionality required to run them is relatively well-known and widely available.

There's a large number of WCMS that can only fulfill these sorts of scenarios.

• A corporate brochure site
• A basic community-oriented Site
• A site with basic interactivity

Mid-range Content Management Scenarios

Sites begin to grow in size and complexity. Page counts number in the thousands, rather than the hundreds. Perhaps more important, the CMS begins to become more of an application platform to achieve specific communications and informational objectives.

• A site that features interactive marketing
• A site that incorporates various micro sites 

Complex Content Management Scenarios

In the realm of complex scenarios, the sites are just as much applications (or sets of interconnected applications) as they are collections of content. Page counts frequently rise into the tens to hundreds of thousands and, in the case of very large product-based companies or multinational enterprises, perhaps even number more than a million. Oftentimes, companies that start with the more mid-range scenarios evolve into needing a suite of more complex ones (such as E-Commerce or a Global Intranet) that must be tied together. This creates a need to accommodate more complex workflows, governance structures, and content models.

• Sites that handle various E-business revenue streams
• A site that incorporates multi channel publishing
• An ultra-large standalone site  

So now that you know typical WCM scenarios, you might have an idea of which ones are applicable to you.  

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