Content Management Systems
Content Management Systems are one of the web’s greatest inventions; website owners with little or no knowledge of web programming languages can manage their website efficiently and easily through any web browser. CMS give users the ability to add new pages or posts, upload and share content like images, videos and music. Another great advantage of content management systems is that there are many different platforms that are open source, which means that the structural coding for the website is free. Platforms such as WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal (Visit any of these links for more information) are regularly updated, and can be updated through the administrator control panel–or “backend”. There are also multiple third-party plugins and “widgets” that can easily be incorporated into the website to allow for additional functions such as e-commerce, social media and bookmarking, image galleries, contact forms; just about anything you would need to add to your website. Many of these platforms also provide for “themes” to be incorporated into the site, which changes the overall look and styles of the website conveniently and easily. For more information about content management systems, or to learn how Smith-Digital can help you and/or your business develop a website using one of these platforms, please Contact Us today!