Why Choose a CMS?
1) A CMS allows content to be controlled by the people who own the content (the content or subject matter experts). This means no more relying on developers to make changes to the web content; subject matter experts can add content without needing to know HTML or any code. This saves money and time.
2) Content can be added to the site much more quickly and efficiently. Nothing is worse than time-sensitive information not getting posted in time because the request to update the site is stuck in a development queue.
3) Keeping content controlled by the content authors frees up the developers’ time to focus on other things like the design of the front end of the website or implementation of new features and functionality.
4) A CMS allows you to distribute content authoring duties to different people or departments within your organization. Many also allow you to set up workflows, approval chains, and permissions. This helps to make sure that content doesn’t appear on the website unless it has been fully approved.
5) Workflows are built in as part of most enterprise CMS platforms. This gives people the ability to view, share, and approve drafts of content without needing to resort to marked up printouts, sticky notes, and emails. Content can be previewed from within the software.
6) A CMS can work in parallel with design efforts to force visual consistency across sections of the site. By putting style rules in place, you can make sure that things such as font sizes and colors are used universally, without regard to how many content authors you have. This keeps things looking professional and helps maintain brand unity.
7) A CMS provides a wide range of functionality by default, functionality that would normally cost money to build from scratch.
8) Most CMS software is web based, which means that you can access and edit your site from any computer with an internet connection. No specific software needs to be installed.
9) Many enterprise CMS platforms can securely protect your data and information about your users or members. In addition, they allow you to set rules which make sure that content editors fill in all the necessary information on pages in order to meet accessibility requirements, such as Section 508 Accessibility Standards.
Here are ten reasons why you should use WordPress to run your business website.
- WordPress is easy to setup, manage, and update.
You don’t need to be an Internet expert or an HTML coder to use WordPress. All you need is an internet connection and a web browser to create your website.
If you’re reading this article you already have everything you need to get started. Head over to WP and signup for a free account. You’ll have your website online in about two minutes. For a small additional fee, you can even host your domain name there.
WordPress.com is the perfect starting point for any small business. When you’re ready to customize your website further, it’s easy to migrate your starter website to a web hosting account.
- WordPress is good for both your blog and your website.
It’s true that WordPress started out as a blogging system, but that was ages ago. Over the years WordPress has evolved into a full-featured web content management system. That means you can use WP to manage your whole website, not just your blog. Of course, if you just want to blog, you can use WordPress that way too.
- Thousands of professionally designed themes — many of them available for free.
WordPress themes allow you to have a professionally designed website without the pain or expense of hiring a professional web designer.
- WordPress plugins add complex business features to your website without having to hire a coder.
Need some additional functionality on your site?
There’s a plugin for that!
WP was designed to be extended, and that’s what programmers around the world have done. Thousands of WordPress plugins add functionality to the core system. So whether you need a simple contact form or a full-featured e-commerce system, there’s a plugin to meet your business needs.