Until recently, developing a website often involved a long process of design, wire-frame development, mockup and implementation. Once implemented, sites were difficult to manage and change. Content management systems addressed these problems but were expensive and required management themselves. That’s all changed. With open source, freely available systems like Drupal and WordPress, all organizations, from the smallest to the largest — even individuals can approach website development in a completely different way. The core software can be installed in minutes, hosted in the cloud. Hundreds of design templates are available, many for free and others at a nominal cost. The templates can be easily customized with logos and graphics and the layouts adjusted as needed. Numerous plugins are available to extend the core functionality, for example to e-commerce or subscriber management.
Issues that proved to be difficult, time-consuming and expensive using traditional website development methods are simple and quick when using a content management system. User-friendliness, standards compliance, search-engine friendliness and easy management are examples.
Besides being very cost effective to develop, maintain and update, using a modern CMS ensures the future of your website:
- The site will remain current as new standards are developed.
- As new technologies become available, they can be easily integrated.
- Current and future search engine standards will be followed.
- The site can easily evolve to incorporate new design ideas, content areas or functionality.
This site is implemented and managed using WordPress, an open-source CMS.
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