Insight – 2017
Which is the best CMS – Content Management System?
When you want to have control over the contents of your website you need a website built around a Content Management System (a CMS for short). These range from WordPress which was originally aimed at people writing blogs through to the mighty systems that power websites like the BBC’s. Which system you chose is a difficult decision that isn’t helped by the shear number and complexity of offerings.
As usual with software, computing and websites there is a veritable lexicon of jargon along with the acronyms which only serve to multiply the opacity of what they’re all about. I will do my best to steer clear of these if they can be avoided.
First a word of warning: everyone would like to add bits to their website and tamper with its structure and design, but few of us have the skill, inspiration or – most importantly – the time to do this. How many so called ‘News’ sections of websites have you seen with nothing added for months or, sometimes, years? And what message does this send out? Nothing happens here/we’re not interested in keeping this up to date/everything on this site is out of date. So, before you opt for content management, ask yourself if you – or your staff – have the time and commitment to keep things up to date. If the answer is yes, read on…