What is a CMS?
CMS is basically content management system which in simple terms is a software packaged to create, publish, distribute, organize and manage the content on the backend of a website.
A CMS not only maintains and manages the content but also posts articles, blogs, video, audio, images, helps one with editing layout structure, fonts, as well as colors of the website.
Depending on the client requirements and needs we design and develop sites with CMS.
Wish to have Content Managed website?
Today is the world of dynamic websites where everything can be managed from backend. We offer services in a wide variety of CMS like Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Expression Engine and other PHP based custom CMS.
Well the answer is simple why contact your website designer everytime to make changes on your website. Have a website which is dynamic and easy to use so that you can add future content on your own.
Not just that manage email newsletter leads, drive sales, add contact forms, surveys and much more on your own just through the admin panel of your website.
Be it small blogs, Ecommerce website where products need to be updated, corporate websites where you need to manage the content or news website. All require CMS to keep them live and informative.
So why have a website which doesn’t allow you to add content yourself? Why keep a website where information is old and isn’t live enough to attract new users daily? Contact us and we will create a dynamic website just according to your requirements.
There are various CMS available:
1. WordPress: Extremely popular and perhaps the no. 1 CMS around the world currently with over 30 million websites currently running on it. We have designed and developed atleast 1500 websites in WordPress with various functionalities and spanning all sorts of industries.
WordPress is open source hence you can add more features in future by coding.
WordPress is both scalable and customizable. WordPress also allows for all sorts of multimedia. It has over 10,000 plugins which allow for more and more functionaly and additions in future like ecommerce, photo gallery, video and audio podcasts, events calendar, contact forms and much much more.
Above all WordPress is the best when it comes to SEO.
We are extremely competent with WordPress.
2. Drupal: Drupal CMS is another popular cms and has quite similar features to wordpress. Sometimes client opt for Drupal on their own and on certain sites where client needs same admin section to manage 10 interlinked websites we suggest Drupal CMS to them.
3. Magento/Oscommerce and other ecommerce carts: We have worked on over 25 ecommerce carts like oscommerce, zen cart, magento, 1shopping cart, interspire, corecommerce, cre loaded, joomla virtuemart, drupal ubercart, wordpress woocommerce, wp-ecommerce, jigoshop, ecwid, cart66, prestashop and many more.
Our list is endless working and checking many CMS around the world which are based on PHP.
So depending on the client requirements we design and develop the websites and choose CMS depending on the capabilities in need for the client.
Drupal is an open-source CMS for ambitious digital experiences that reach your audience across multiple channels. It is flexible and scalable, also, it describes itself as a Web application framework. Drupal is used to manage content on informational sites, social media sites, member sites, intranets and web applications. its modular design permits the features to added and removed and also permits the entire look and feel of a website to be modified by installing and uninstalling the themes and modules. Drupal has emerged as a powerful PHP-based open source content management system. This user-friendly platform has millions of worldwide user base across many industry verticals. It helps better publish, manage and update website content. Drupal provides with responsive design for best practices, it also integrates easily digital applications. It provides Essential tools for content creation and publishing with flexible content architecture. Drupal delivers sites to a global, multilingual audience as part of your localization strategy.
Choosing the right platform to for your business online success is a very crucial part. With WordPress.org you will get full theme support in free along with the all the customization features where you can add any number of plugins which are free or paid. This will maximize your WordPress potential of being a CMS. you can even go for opting your own custom domain for your website. You can maximize your users and customers reach with the help of the SEO and other features that will help you rank higher in the Google SERPs. You can even keep track of your insights with the third party analytics tools and powerful Google analytics. It also supports the creation of the complete online store to sell digital and other goods and products via multiple payments options. You can download and work on WordPress.org for free and just need to pay for the domain hosting.
Joomla is a free and open source CMS built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently that allows you to build powerful online applications. Joomla can be used for corporate websites or portals, intranets and extranets, small business websites, online magazines, newspapers, and publications, e-commerce and online reservations, government, non-profit and organizational websites and community-based, school and church websites or portals, etc. Joomla provides core features like multilingual support, SEO, user-menu-cache management, content editing, and publishing. Joomla’s powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions. The core Joomla Framework enables developers to quickly and easily build inventory control systems, data reporting tools, application bridges, custom product catalogs, integrated e-commerce systems, complex business directories, reservation systems, communication tools.
Since Joomla is based on PHP and MySQL, you can build powerful applications on an open platform anyone can use, share, and support.
4. Expression engine
Expression Engine is a CMS which is more like a developer-oriented platform. It is robust with a powerful security system, and it’s highly customizable. With EE you can use the latest techniques to ensure control over SEO. It also provides a fully responsive interface which enables you to publish from any device. Some of the notable features include templates that help administrators without coding experience build dynamic websites, a variety of plug-ins and modules support, managed mailing lists, search engine, and query tools, user comment system with spam detection, data caching to reduce server load without sacrificing content, traffic statistics, etc. EE provides with eCommerce and forum features as well. More and more companies and organizations are turning to ExpressionEngine, making it a serious contender on a relatively short list of emerging enterprise-capable CMS platforms, and effectively proving its value. It is available in both core and standard and is generally suitable for both small, static sites and dynamic content-heavy sites.
MODx) is a free, open source CMS web application framework, written in the PHP and supports MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server as the database, used for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets. If you focus entirely on assessing the usability of MODX as the primary CMS for your website, or as an alternative to your current CMS. MODX is easy to use, flexible and customizable. You should use MODX if you are planning a large website with an integrated blog and varied features. From free Extras to integrated Enterprise translation services, MODX gives you the choices you need to help you create websites in as many languages as you wish. MODx helps you organize your content the way you want it, and get stellar built-in SEO results. MODX is full, 100% Friendly URL compatible.
Contentful is a content infrastructure which lets you create, manage and distribute content to any platform. It provides you RESTful APIs so you can deliver your content across multiple channels such as websites, mobile apps (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone) or any other platforms. Contentful is a three-step process.
a. Define a content model which is independent of any presentation layer
b. Internal or external editors can manage all of the content in our easy-to-use interactive interface
c. Serve the content in a presentation-independent way to create engaging experiences
It manages flexible content models and offers with a simple and beautiful user interface. Contentful is the platform where you can update the content of your website, a mobile app or any other platform that displays content. It saves your time and hassle to create your own backend to manage the content, and provide many tools which make it easier to actually generate a website or app.
Concrete5 is an open source CMS which is mobile optimized and responsive, secure, flexible, provides the range of support, efficient and Social media and SEO enabled. You can build online magazines and newspapers, eCommerce sites, extranets and intranets, government websites, small business websites, non-profit and organization websites, community-based portals, church, club and team websites, personal or family homepages, marketing focused sites for a corporation, any school, college or university website, and many online communities. Add-ons can be installed from the concrete5 Marketplace to extend the range of blocks available for insertion. Websites running concrete5 can be connected to the concrete5 website, allowing automatic upgrading of the core software and of any addons downloaded or purchased from the Marketplace. Concrete5 permissions are extremely powerful and you can model any publishing policies that your organization needs.
Wix is a cloud-based web development framework, which allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. Users may add functionality like social plug-ins, e-commerce, online marketing, contact forms, e-mail marketing, and community forums to their websites using a variety of applications. Wix provides customizable website templates and a drag and drops HTML5 website builder that includes apps, graphics, image galleries, fonts, and other options. Users may also opt to create their websites from scratch. Wix has an app market for users to sell applications built with the company’s automated web development technology. Wix App Market offers both free and subscription-based applications. It enables customers to integrate third-party applications into their own websites, such as photograph feeds, blogging, music playlists, online community, e-mail marketing, and file management.
Weebly is a platform for e-commerce and integrated marketing websites for creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. Weebly is one of the largest and most popular DIY drag-and-drop website builders on the market today. Weebly is very easy to use, fully mobile responsive, allows numerous integrations, multilingual, provide free hosting with weebly.com subdomain. As well, provides with chat and email support with SEO and marketing tools. The Weebly editor is well-designed and straightforward, allowing users to take specific, pre-programmed features (image galleries, slideshows, contact forms, text boxes, video and audio players, product advertisements, integrated maps, custom HTML injections, etc.) and organize them in unique configurations. Weebly provides an App Center with numerous different third-party apps to choose from, for providing your site with some extra oomph. The apps on offer are categorized as – marketing, site tools and features, communication, eCommerce, social, etc.
Squarespace is the all-in-one platform to build a beautiful online presence from websites and online stores to marketing tools and analytics. It uses pre-built website templates and drag and drop elements to create web pages. It allows engagement with your audience using their comprehensive set of marketing tools, from search to social. They also provide you with free, unlimited hosting, top-of-the-line security, an enterprise-grade infrastructure, and around-the-clock support. You can design a website for any business and as per any of your requirements. Squarespace is an all-in-one platform which gives you everything you need to run your business. Whether you’re just getting started or are an established brand, its powerful platform helps your business grow. Stand out with a professional website, portfolio, or online store with the themes and templates available for you. You can use and create websites and blogs in Squarespace if you want to market yourself, sell products and kinds of stuff online and publish your website to measure the scale of your success.
While talking about the WordPress.com, there is quite a difference in the WordPress.org It only provides you with limited support in a free version, thus, if you need to get all the customization control you need to upgrade with the business plan. If you opting for the commercial version for your new WordPress website and are not sure about the hosting and plan you can make a decision after using the free plan then can opt for the business plan as per your business requirements. With WordPress.com you will get a lot of professional features advantage like you can remove the branding to establish your own brand and can even apply for the advertising along with revenue sharing, according to your plan. You also get the access to the marketing tools for SEO and Google analytics as well. The advantage of using WordPress.com is that you don’t need to worry about the maintenance of the site. Automatic staff takes care of all the maintenance including the updates, backups, optimization, and more.
Blogger is a blog publishing service that allows multi-users to publish their blogs on their own hosting server or using a subdomain. Create and publish helpful and beautiful blogs with the available easy to use templates which you can customize, with flexible layout and design options. It allows doing the major redesign, including features such as web standards-compliant templates, individual archive pages for posts, comments, and posting by email. Users may also choose to create their own templates using CSS. It allows a user to present blog in seven different ways: classic, flip card, magazine, mosaic, sidebar, snapshot, and timeslice. Readers still have the option to choose preferable views when the blog owner has set a default view. Blogger is also available in mobile applications for its users with mobile devices. Users can post and edit blogs, and also share photos and links on Blogger through their mobile devices. Blogger also provides dynamic mobile views for the blogging compatibility with mobile devices and smartphones. They enhance the readability accuracy on these smart devices. Regardless of the topic on which you are creating a blog you can publishing anything in your blog post.