Web Design with a Content Management System (CMS)
Content Management Systems are great for businesses that want to be able to make their own website edits.
A Website Content Management System (CMS) is a web-based, hosted software system that provides website editing via a web interface without needing special software. This means that you only need internet access to edit your website! All the tools needed for website changes are programmed into your site. In other words, you have a website AND a web editor built in.
Believe it or not, a CMS application used to cost about $20K-45K. Now, with open source, the software is often free!
CMS applications come with administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage website content with relative ease. CMS websites are ideal for organizations that require multiple authors for content submitter’s, like schools, churches, large organizations, and nonprofits.
A VERY IMPORTANT THING TO CONSIDER WITH CMS WEBSITES: CMS, or any database driven websites, require some maintenance from professional web developers or web designers. If security updates are not met and database volume control is not managed, it could cost you money and compromise your website’s security. Fortunately, all websites hosted with KO are looked after and updated in a timely manner.
List of CMS systems available– Here
What we like to use for CMS websites:
WordPress – Joomla – osCommerce – ZenCart