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What to look for in CMS

Oct 2, 2017, 13:11 PM | Published under Web Development by Chris Wallace

Looking to add a CMS, or Content Management System to your online system? Does your business provide rich media, like photos or videos? Do you add content quite often? If so, a CMS would be the right fit. But with so many different options, how do you decide which one is best for you? We’ve come up with a list of things you should consider when looking for a CMS.

What’s Important to You?

Selecting a CMS can be daunting, but determining which factors are important to you is the first step. Want to send a newsletter from your system composed on your CMS? Allow approved authors to regularly write and edit? Access your Google Analytics? How important is security? These are questions you need to ask yourself to determine which CMS helps provide the solution to these concerns.

User Interface

You have to think about your staff and the public accessing your content. On the business side, is it easy-to-use? Would you like access to other programs from your CMS? Are you customizing the look and feel of your site by working with your developers? Also, think externally. In some CMS systems, the public can download what’s on your site and save as a PDF (an important tool for medical information).

Third-Party Integration

With tools for building software applications, APIs (Application Program Interface) make life for a programmer so much easier. Some software packages provide an  API, and some CMS’s will work with that API better than others.  

SEO Tools

Search Engine Optimization is a really important factor in creating content. SEO plugins can be a simple way for you to make sure to include the most effective keywords in your content Your content might not be found if you don’t pay attention to these keywords.

Content security

Thinking about the security of the content you place on your site?  If you require that the photos, words, videos, etc. created or placed on your site stay safe, you may need to look at the various levels of permissions provided by the CMS to be sure that only authorized users can access certain content in that CMS.

Digital Asset Management

Some CMS’s provide Digital Asset Management, so if you don’t have a system already in place for storing assets, these options might be important to you.  

At Infront, we are experts at helping you determine which CMS is right for your business website. We can also do anything and everything you’ll need a CMS for. Businesses often have questions regarding their CMS, so we are happy to offer support whenever you need it. Consider us as a go-to source for all of your CMS needs

About the Author

Chris has been in the internet marketing industry for almost two decades and experienced the internet revolution known as the dotcom boom. She developed her first website in 1999 programming straight HTML code and realized she was hooked on this newest innovation, the World Wide Web. She has provided successful SEO and web design consulting both independently and as a part of SEO marketing agency teams for the past 18 years. 

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