Simple Content Management Systems (CMS)
After we build your Website you can make changes to nearly all of your pages yourselves with 24/7 support and online video tutorials ready to help you right away should you have questions. If you have updated your company's website at any time in the past 10 years or so – and we really hope you have – then you probably already heard several times about content management systems (or CMS). Still, we meet with new clients and business owners all the time who are wondering what a CMS can really do for them, and whether they even need one at all.
So why are we Web designers and online marketers always talking about content management systems for small and medium size businesses being the only logical option to keeping your Website updated with fresh content anytime you wish? The quick answer is that a good CMS can do a lot for your company's website, making it better looking, easier to use, and more than anything else, more cost-effective. In other words, CMS lets you get a better, more current website for less cost.
WorldZOO's Websites are built using the most advanced Content Management Systems available to Website owners. Built specifically around the needs of businesses and organizations, our CMS enabled sites allow Website owners to edit text, pictures and graphics, upload documents/files and link to them directly, manage calendars and blogs with one click - Add and remove pages, rename and add navigation buttons, add password protected content and pages ...all from the comfort of your own computer using a normal web browser, on any computer, anywhere in the world, in real-time.
How does a content management system do that? By giving your website two distinct parts: the front end, that represents the design and visual elements that visitors and customers can see, and a back end that actually holds all the content – in terms of text, images, files – that need to go on your site. By separating these into two, a good CMS system leaves the professionally-designed look and feel of your site intact while allowing you to instantly make changes to pages, especially updates to products, pricing, images, and so on, and do it all without having to call your web designer, wait for them to make the changes for you, or pay an hourly rate for minor updates.
When you consider how much time and energy it used to take to even make minor alterations to a small business website, it's easy to see why content management systems have quickly become so popular with business owners – who doesn't like to save time and resources?
Choosing your Content Management System (CMS)
Choosing the CMS that's best for your needs can be a different matter altogether. Ideally, you would like to have the web design and development team that put your site together recommend a solution that works seamlessly with your particular layout and features. That is where WorldZOO comes in. We have outfitted hundreds of custom Websites with the leading Content Management Systems such as Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla along with our own customized content management system.
At WorldZOO we have our own custom content management system which we have deployed on nearly 1200 custom Websites worldwide. In addition, we routinely install and use the top 3 most popular CMS platforms Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress as well. Our goal is only to find the best solution for you.
No more waiting for my web guys and no charges for updates! We love our site and my marketing team and I make updates all the time easily. VP Marketing / Celera Pharmaceuticals
Choosing your Content Management System (CMS)
Of course, it is easy as it is to make the decision to try a content management system, choosing the CMS that's best for your company's website can be a different matter altogether. Ideally, you would like to have the web design and development team that put your site together recommend a solution that works seamlessly with your particular layout and features. That is where WorldZOO comes in. We have outfitted hundreds of custom Websites with the leading Content management Systems such as Drupal, Wordpress and Joomla along with our own customized content management system. At WorldZOO we have our own custom content management system which we have deployed on nearly 5000 custom Websites worldwide. In addition, we routinely install and use the top 3 most popular CMS platforms Joomla, Drupal and Wordpress as well. Our goal is only to find the best solution for you.
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Here are a few key things to consider for your Wbsite's Content Management System (CMS)
CMS AestheticsNearly any good CMS is going to be invisible to potential customers, but it's worth mentioning that you certainly don't want to throw away great design just to add content management features, especially when there are so many CMS platforms to choose from.
CMS CompatibilityDifferent content management systems blend well with certain web styles, like HTML, cascading style sheets (CSS), and Adobe flash. Again, this is an area where a good business web design team will point you in the art direction.
CMS ConsistencyObviously, your site needs to load correctly all the time, across every type of browser, if it's going to help you to make money. Additionally, it needs to be regularly updated against Internet security threats, so make sure that your CMS is as reliable as you need it to be
CMS Ease of UseMost content management systems now offer features like "drag-and-drop" page editing tools that make altering the text and images on your site easier than ever. The faster and easier to use your CMS is, the less time you'll have to spend with it, and the more time you can spend running your business.
CMS EcommerceIf your site needs an online store as well then we can integrate an ecommerce online store that is CMS enabled. We will either create a custom estore solution or use tools like Magento, Shopify, Volusion or Big Commerce that can allow you to add and change content while also integrating features like shopping carts, payment gateways, customer account information, and so much more.
Using a Content Management System to Make More Money
As great as all of these features are, they only matter if they can help your company to find more customers or spend less money on Internet maintenance and updates. For that reason, choosing the right content management system – and getting it installed and working correctly from the first day – can make all the difference between a smooth transition and a lot of headaches.
WorldZOO can help you to find the right CMS for your business and use it to reduce the amount of time and money you need to keep your business website current. Call us today to set up a no obligation demo and consultation. We'll show you the advantages and features of the different CMS platforms available, and help you get started with the one that's right for your Website.