How to choose the right content management system

Finding the right content management system (CMS) for your client’s can be a difficult task, with so many options available how can you decide?

As a specialist white-label development company we are here to help you to choose the right CMS for your client. Each business will have different requirements from their website, making their needs for a different aspects of a content management system unique.

There are some fantastic systems out there however, depending on your client’s knowledge of CMS, business type and the features included on the website design, there are different recommendations that can be made.

Things to consider when looking at a content management system

  1. Will the client be managing the system themselves?

If your client is managing the system themselves, it is important that they are able to navigate it easily and understand how to use the different features. If they have used a CMS before it may be advisable to use that system or something similar, be sure to speak to them about their requirements for a CMS.

  1. What content will be editable?

Some content management systems have restrictions in what they will allow an admin to change, this is important to keep in mind as you may need to make changes to text that cannot be edited easily in the admin panel.

  1. Security features

Website security should be one of the top things that you consider when selecting a content management system to use for your client’s website. Some CMS come with security plugins that can be installed to ensure that all the possible prevention methods are in place however, others don’t so be sure to check this before proceeding.

  1. Search engine optimisation

Does your client want to carry out SEO on the website once it is launched? Some content management systems are more difficult to rank on search engines with, this is an important point as it could cause problems later down the line.

Our recommendation: WordPress

One of the most popular content management systems on the market, WordPress is our favoured CMS to work with.

With over 74 million websites running the system WordPress offers a huge range of features and is extremely simple to use, even those with no content management system knowledge will be able to navigate the admin panel and find everything they are looking for with ease.

One of the main parts of WordPress that makes it so popular is the Plugin Library, these are features that can be installed just at the click of a button such as maps, tables, security and SEO plugins, with over 40,000 plugins to choose from there is something for all websites.

Our developers like to work with WordPress as it is an open source platform that allows us to create bespoke websites for all our clients. We are able to create a website that they can manage themselves – which is one of the best aspects of WordPress.

For more information on the WordPress development services that we offer contact us by calling 01257 758078.