Content Management Systems 2017-01-01T11:22:47+00:00

Website Content Management Systems (CMS)

Content Management Systems allow you to manage a website or web pages without needing to know the specifics of HTML code. There are a variety of CMS options including WordPress, Joomla, Magento, Drupal, and customized content management systems.

CMS Content Management System

We work with you to make a decision about which CMS is best for your company. To do this, we examine factors including:

  • What is the goal or end game of your website? Do you want to focus on sales and eCommerce or is your website mostly informational? What volume of online transactions do you plan to conduct?
  • Who will be using the CMS? How do you plan to manage it?

By understanding the purpose and scope of your website, we can make an educated decision about the appropriate CMS based on:

  • The website objective (transactional or informational)
  • Transaction volume and CMS support needs

For example, WordPress is a very robust tool for most B2B or B2C websites. It can be used for informational sites and will support low-volume eCommerce transactions. Support for WordPress is more available than others.

However, options such as Drupal, Joomla, and Magento are built specifically for eCommerce and more effectively manage high-volume online transactions.

Common Content Management Systems to Consider

  • Cold Fusion
    Owned by Adobe Systems, this program is most often used for data-driven websites and can also be used to generate remote service such as Flash.
  • Drupal
    Drupal is used for over 2% of websites worldwide, including corporate websites, government sites, blogs, and business collaboration programs. It can effectively facilitate higher-volume eCommerce needs.
  • Joomla
    Since March 2012, Joomla has been downloaded over 30 million times and is estimated to be the second most popular CMS program next to WordPress.
  • Magento
    Developed in 2008, this CMS is ideal for customers seeking online transaction support and robust eCommerce capabilities. It is currently used by 150,000 online retailers today.
  • WordPress
    As of August 2011, WordPress hosts 22% of all new websites. It is currently the most popular blogging system in the internet and powers over 60 million websites worldwide.

Contact us so we can further assess your specific needs.

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SmartFinds is a web-marketing agency with over 20+ years experience in the Internet industry. As a full service, broad competency and experience agency we are able to become our client’s strategic partner managing all aspects of the digital presence, technologies and vendors.