Why Use a Content Management System?

Written by SuperUser Account on 5/10/2013

Exploring the Numerous Benefits of Content Management System Websites

Aside from the robust flexibility of a CMS, there are many benefits that extend well beyond the most obvious, which is not having to call your web design company every time you want to make a change to your business website. Content management systems have some serious advantages over traditional websites, especially in the business world.

What is a content management system?

Easy editing and affordable add-ons are some attractive features of a CMS over traditional websites. Back in the day, whenever a business wanted to update their website it was somewhat of a pain in the you-know-what. “Hello, webmaster. Could I please add a page to my website for a new service we’re offering?” And the webmaster would get around to it when they had a free moment, which could be a week, a month or longer.

With CMS websites, now small business owners can have the same technology as a large enterprise. This allows them to log into their websites anywhere there is an internet connection and make edits, all while keeping content fresh and up-to-date. Content management websites also allow businesses to more easily track analytics, integrate social media or blog to their heart’s content, at the same time maintaining a professional image and without having to pay a web design company by the hour to do something that would only take a few minutes.

Popular content management systems have a huge user community and third party developer community. What this means to you is when you need your website to have added functionality there is a great chance that the software needed already exists at a fraction of the cost of custom developed software. It also means that when you need to know how to edit your website, instruction is just a YouTube or Google search away.

Speaking of performance, one of the best features of a CMS is exactly that. Even people who have no technical aptitudes whatsoever can manage a CMS website, making it one of the most user friendly concepts on the planet. An employee or business owner can hop on their own website and edit content and pictures without skipping a beat. Now that should make any business owner’s heart skip a beat with excitement!

5 Stones Media builds websites using the DotNetNuke and Wordpress content management systems. We design and build the initial website, then empower our clients to take over the the day to day edits and management if they desire. When preferred, we will handle those edits and management for them. Take back control of your website today with a content management system from 5 Stones Media!

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