The benefits of having a content management system (CMS)

What is a CMS?

A Content Management System is a system that is used to manage website content. Managing content refers to the creating, editing, publishing, and distribution of website content.

Using a content management system (CMS) to power your site could be one of the best investments you make in your website – and your business. Using a CMS will mean non-technical employees are able to easily update your website.

Pushing your website live is realistically the first step of an ongoing process. The reality is for your website to be a success, it needs to be continually updated with fresh new content.


What are the benefits of using a CMS?

It’s easy for the non-technically minded – Most content management systems will allow non-technical employees to update website by of writing and publishing content including images and media.

Dynamic Site-wide Changes – Unlike static websites, changes are made immediately. Also, when changing any content section that applies throughout the site– it will change throughout the whole site and not just on the page you edited. I.e. If you changed your contact details on your website footer.

Centralized Media libraries – All of your images and PDF’s will be in one place and it will be straight forward to add, edit and delete these if you wish.

Active Community –Our developers are continuously working on improving and developing the software for our CMS. Which means your website will be kept up to date with any new features.

It allows multiple users – In larger organisations, a content management system can help you keep control over who can edit what content and more effectively manage your content workflow.

Design changes are simple – with a content management system updating your design is straightforward as the design and content are managed separately. So you can make drastic design modifications with minimal impact on your content.

It helps you manage content – This may seem obvious, but not only is it important to add great content but it’s also important to keep content up to date and remove any unnecessary content. You may want to run a Christmas promotion but ideally you would want to remove it before January. 

Get Support – Having a CMS can save you a lot of time from those tedious jobs, but from time to time you may have a few questions or require advice. Having a CMS means you have access to support teams with could prove beneficial.

You’re in control - All of this adds up to the biggest advantage of a CMS. Instead of being reliant on a developer/company to make changes, with a CMS you are in control, with the ability to assign tasks and roles and to check progress at any time.


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By Alanna at 7 Jul 2016, 11:43 AM