What is a CMS? You may have heard the phrase used by techies or web developers. Simply put, a CMS System—which stands for content management system—allows you to maintain the content (text, images, links, etc.) on your website without the help of a web developer.
Despite the fact that there are a lot of CMS systems accessible, the most of them have a similar character and can help you maintain your website updated. However, is a CMS truly necessary? Why not just keep your web developer’s phone number handy?
You do really require a CMS. In fact, not having a reliable CMS might seriously harm your website.
Here’s my list of 4 reasons why your website needs a CMS.
It’s 4:30 pm on Thursday and you’re just finishing up your day. You start closing out all of your browser tabs when you notice a super embarrassing grammatical error on your homepage. You reach for your phone to contact your website developer only to discover they’ve left for an early weekend vacation.
You try texting them him the next few days- hoping you’re not a pest- but unfortunately, the mistake persists until Tuesday, when your developer finally gets back to you. He’s a bit bothered that you sent in 5 texts while he was trying to relax.
Does this story ring a bell? Stupid web developers. Why can’t you answer our every beckoning call?
Actually, the woman in this situation ought to have been using a CMS system. She would have fast access to her content with a CMS (like WordPress). When your web developer is “out of pocket,” having access to your website’s content through a CMS system enables you to maintain control.
“When your web developer is not available, having access to your website’s content through a CMS system enables you to maintain control.”
Who knows, maybe you’ll develop a passion for writing as so many others have. The basic line is that you won’t publish as much stuff if you have to have your developer upload it for you.
But if you want to create a great website, one of the most important things you must do is write quality content! After all, unless you truly share your ideas with the world, nobody will know what value you add to it. Publishing new case studies, project images, and job advertisements is crucial if you own a firm. But how is that possible when creating material is such a hassle? Not at all. If your website doesn’t have an intuitive CMS, you’re just not going to publish as much content. There’s too much of a hurdle in your way.
“If your website doesn’t have an intuitive CMS, you’re just not going to publish as much content. There’s too much of a hurdle in your way.”
Along with allowing you to easily manage your content in general, here are a few specific features for CMS systems:
Advanced Blogging Features: Writing blog posts is a great method to drive traffic to your website and establish credibility with potential customers. Most content management systems (CMS) provide sophisticated blogging tools that make it simple to submit new blog articles.
Features for search engine optimization (SEO): CMS platforms like WordPress, which my web building company utilises, are frequently very SEO-friendly out of the box.
Vast Plugin Libraries: It’s not uncommon for popular CMS systems to have 10,000 or more plugins to enhance your website’s functionality. These plugins can significantly improve your website and are free or low cost.
What else is a CMS for? Well, whether you’re an individual or a business with a website, a CMS system is a big help in terms of saving money. Especially considering that updating content on a website is a terribly easy exercise for web developers. Here’s the truth: you don’t like bugging your developer for small stuff, and they don’t enjoy the work. Here are a few areas where a content management system will save you money:
New pages and layouts: Your developer may need an hour or two to design a new page. You might need three. But the amount of time needed for development doesn’t seem like much. You have saved $200 if your web development business charges $100 per hour.
Small irritations: Grammar mistakes, spelling mistakes, small content changes—you name it. These things are irritating, and some site designers may even charge a minimal fee for minor modifications.
Changes and modifications to the content: The best content takes time to write and comes with tons of adjustments. If you don’t have a content management system, you either have to be a constant bother to your developer or settle for lackluster content.
In conclusion, a solid CMS increases your level of convenience, helps you save money, creates new possibilities, and offers low-cost functionality for your website. There are several of reasonably priced CMS website options available. Strong caution should be exercised when considering any website plans for businesses that don’t have a CMS.
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