FAQ’s about CMS (Content Management System)
CMS is the new buzzword in website development. But what is CMS?
Content Management means that you as owner/ administrator can edit and change information on your website yourself with a simple username / password login.
What advantages does this have for me as owner of a website?
You can make changes directly on your site without having to send it to your web developer. Your changes will reflect immediately to the whole world once changed.
Why should I manage my site as a CMS?
You will be able to make small changes and add specials and breaking news as it happens. Your site can now become an effective marketing tool. CMS also have a lot of extensions that can be added to your site, as you desire. Eg.
- Photo Galleries
- Product lists
- Fancy features like rotations, flash components, flipping books, and many more
Your site will thus always be fresh and new!
Will I have the knowledge to make changes?
If you have basic word processor skills, you will be able to make basic changes to text, photos, etc. We’ll be able to implement the needed extensions for more advanced features and teach you the basics to manage it.
What kind of websites will benefit from a CMS website?
Basically any site can be a CMS website. Site that will obviously benefit the most are for people needing to make changes on a regular basis. Some of these include:
- Accommodation facilities
- Any other people that often make changes on their site.
What are the benefits of a CMS site?
- You can manage and change the site instantly.
- You can work on your site from anywhere in the world where you have access to the Internet.
- You will save money on monthly maintenance, as you’ll be able to change the site info yourself.
- Your site can take on a new look instantly and far more cost effective than a normal HTML site, as the CMS interface allows easy changes to you site’s “look and feel”
What are the costs for a CMS site?
To implement a CMS site costs the same as a normal (traditional) website if done from scratch. The hosting is also the same for standard features. Costs of extensions depend on the features but can be implemented at any time. It does not have to be part of the original development.
I have a “normal” HTML site. Can it be changed to a CMS site?
Yes it can! It is like an engine overall though and there are some costs depending on your current site’s size and features. You will be able to make up the costs you spent on this change over as you will spend far less on maintenance and future re-vamping of the site. We will gladly quote on this. Please contact our office. This is also the ideal opportunity to re-vamp your site and give it a fresh look.