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Your Website’s CMS Is Important. Make Sure You’re Content With It!

If you’re setting up a website for your business, then you need to be thinking about how you’ll deliver web content. How you do this will have all sorts of implications for the future of your business. A content management system is by far the most popular way of delivering content online. It’s something you must be looking into.

What is a content management system?

So let’s go back to the beginning of the 2000s. If you wanted to make a website, you basically had to write the HTML and CSS codes yourself. You had to understand exactly how web content management worked. How all the various servers and files interacted in order to present the website you wanted. Since the mid-2000s, more and more people have been moving over to a new way of making websites. This method uses content management systems.

These automate all the complexities of web development. HTML? CSS? PHP? Javascript? You no longer need to know any of these things to craft an amazing website. Content management systems allow you to focus on uploading content – images, text, audio, everything. Some are extremely user-friendly. Others allow for more complex tinkering with the code.

 

Should I skip learning web development completely?

It’s possible for you to build the professional website for your business without being versed in web development. And if you’re looking to build something for a business you’re starting? Then you shouldn’t delay your plans just so you can learn in-depth web development.

This being said, it will definitely be to your advantage if you do know this stuff. At the end of the day, the only way to guarantee maximum customizability is to learn web development. Understand that it’s not a case of either/or. Most web developers will develop a website from scratch, then use a CMS to ease the adding of content. That’s the beauty of a good CMS. It’s worth having someone on your team who is well-versed in this stuff.

What are my options?

There are loads of options out there if you’re looking for a CMS. Of course, it depends on what exactly your website needs to do. The most popular CMS is WordPress. It’s free, straightforward, and extremely versatile. A lot of people think it’s only good for basic blogs. But WordPress can be used for a variety of website types. It probably has the largest number of plugins and cool unique features. There are also unique ways to protect such a framework, such as WordPress nonces. Drupal and Joomla are also popular systems in this field, and are worth checking out.

If your website is primarily an ecommerce site, then you might want to use a different CMS. There are systems such a Magento and Shopify that allow for the easy content management of online stores. Magento is the most popular – it could be referred to as the WordPress of ecommerce!

How does it affect my content strategy?

Your content strategy is one of the most important parts of your online business. It’s essential that you get it right and that you can implement it successfully. Simply put, a CMS helps you streamline your entire strategy. It allows you to focus on the content itself, rather than complex delivery.

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