BE IN CHARGE WITH A SELF-MANAGED WEBSITE
Having a Content Management System (CMS) for your site means that you're in charge of the content, and can change what you want, when you want. To keep visitors returning and rank well on search engines, the content on your website needs to be kept fresh and up to date. Owning a website has traditionally meant that you are dependent on your web-designer to manage your site even for the smallest of changes. Many then use this to their advantage and overcharge. With a CMS powered website, this is no longer the case. A CMS is a great way to enable your business to maintain your online presence.
In its simplest form a CMS is a facility which allows you to control your website simply by logging in to an online editing program. Modern content management systems are similar to word processors and allow you to add and edit content quickly and easily.
Some of what you can do with a CMS
- Easily add and edit new pages
- Easily change the navigation menu
- Add and edit images using the online image editor
- Manage different types of users
- Allow members only sections with additional content
- Unlimited number of pages
Joomla is our content management platform of choice because of its ease of use and ability to integration with third party components, which makes it one of the most versatile cost effective CMS solutions out there. Most of the websites in our web design portfolio section have been built using Joomla.
Joomla is open source,
so you own the website
2.8% of the internet
is run using Joomla
Over 10,000 extensions
to extend your website
Some of the features/addons you can use
- User Registration
- Search Feature
- Blogging/Latest News
- Photo Galleries
- Events Calendars/Management
- eCommerce/Online Reservations
- Sign Up/Contact Forms
- Downloads/File Manager
- Business Listings
- Payment Systems
- and much more...
We like to use Joomla because it is a cost effective, stable, up to date system, supported by a large community of designers and developers. By choosing to build a site in Joomla you avoid getting stuck relying on the knowledge of a handful of people in a single design team or propriety systems that may be prone to bugs / security problems or only understandable to the original developer.
Joomla's other key advantage is it has a broad range of modular templates, extensions and plugins that help us grow and update your site efficiently as new needs arise. Most of these extensions are available on open-source licenses that allow you to deploy advanced functionality inexpensively reducing the need for custom application development to a minimum. In short, Joomla can give you a feature rich website at a low cost that might otherwise cost five to ten times to develop.
Will Joomla have future support?
Joomla is the most popular open source CMS currently available as evidenced by a vibrant and growing community of friendly users and talented developers. Joomla has over 200,000 community users and contributors, the future looks bright for this CMS Community. We have supported and managed Joomla websites for over 7 years and will continue to do so for the life time of our business. All our websites are guaranteed support and maintenance, often without charging you, the client.