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Choosing a CMS: Always think in the site’s future.

April 24th, 2018| Nicolás Galano

A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website. Not only CMSs help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of behind the scenes work.

Whenever it comes to developing a website from scratch, and for a client who wants to be able to manage the site after the launch it is important as a developer to find a tool that the client will be able to use. When we think about development it’s always better for the client and for the company to find a good CMS option, because it solves problems that you will never have to worry about from the UI of the backend to the front-end wanted features. Nowadays websites are in the need to evolve, they should be prepare for it, to adapt for latest features or for latest security updates, when we develop we need to think in the site’s future.

WordPress is one of the most popular tools because it is very adaptable. The amount of plugins (solutions to your problems) are endless. Not only does it have great features but it has a friendly UI backend. All of these advantages lower the development time, which help the clients to lower their costs too. The fact that WordPress documentation is available and that there are communities which help the users, in short, it saves time and money! The most recent example is our very own website “wedoweb.co”.

Another resource for a CMS is Drupal. Drupal may be a little more difficult to develop with, because it can handle bigger sites with much more data and a ton of users but this system is better for newspapers or government sites, and also it carries the same advantages that WordPress does, but a Drupal development might be a little more expensive.

In short, each CMS will have their own pros and cons so when we it comes to choosing, our priority as developers or project managers should be thinking on what the client needs.

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