You’ll love using WordPress as a CMS to update your website
Recent statistics show that WordPress has become the most common CMS (Content Management System) with 54% of market share.
“Just as we say Google when we mean Search Engine, it can’t be long before we just use
WordPress to mean
Content Management System”.
Twentyfourten are now offering WordPress customisation as a service to our clients.
- Do you need to update and create your website content easily?
- Do you want to integrate your Social Network services seamlessly with your website?
- Do you want to have the best SEO control possible from directly within your CMS?
- Do you want further features and functionality to be easy to add in to your website later?
Then the WordPress publishing platform acting as your CMS sounds like something you should consider.
If you are a client of Twentyfourten, you’ll most likely have some sort of CMS which lets you edit your website pages. Your CMS is probably ‘bespoke’ meaning it was made to measure, built lovingly with just your site in mind.
With a bespoke CMS there are no features present that you don’t need or don’t understand, it just does exactly what you want it to do and it does it simply and easily. Our reputation has been built upon providing our clients precisely this kind of control over their websites during the last ten years.
The only downside to a bespoke CMS is that by it’s very nature of being hand coded to suit a clients individual needs they can take time to develop and when any new functionality or features are required the CMS needs to be adapted to allow the updatability and control of those new features.
For some projects a bespoke CMS may still be the best choice, and we will of course continue to support our clients who have an existing bespoke CMS, but a WordPress CMS allows us to offer clients the option of using an alternative Open Source option.
Open Source CMS
In contrast to building a traditional bespoke CMS, using an Open Source CMS such as WordPress can be much more cost-effective. The basic WordPress application is free, though you would still need a web design company like Twentyfourten for the WordPress customisation; setting up the functionality combined with styling WordPress to have the look and feel as agreed as part of the design process.
The WordPress developer community are constantly coming up with functionality plug-ins which extend the basic WordPress blogging platform. There are Plug-ins for; e-Commerce, forums, events, job boards, galleries, forms and many other types of features, they can be added often for free — this is a major advantage a WordPress CMS has over a bespoke CMS.
If you’d like to discuss with us CMS requirements for your website, please get in touch.