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Our top 10 things to look for when selecting a Content Management System for your website

In this article we will list the most important things to look for in a Content Management System (CMS). A CMS is crucial for small businesses and hobbyists looking to quickly create a professional looking website with advanced features such as site-wide search, article directory, blogging, document management, frequently asked questions, and message boards. Plus, a CMS usually provides regular updates and new modules to extend the features provided by a website.

Here is why WordPress is the right choice for your next website

  • WordPress powers over 25% of the web. Here’s why WordPress is right for you.

Originally launched in 2003, WordPress has become perhaps the most popular content management system (CMS) in the world. Today, WordPress is used by more than 25% of websites and, according to WordPress, more than 409 million people view more than 23.6 billion pages each month and users produce 69.5 million new posts and 46.8 million new comments every month. 

Wordpress can help your business simplify management of it’s online presence. Continue reading to find out why is WordPress the right choice for your next website.

Keeping your website content up-to-date (or why a CMS helps you run a successful business online)

A website that is current and has everything that the visitor is looking for is bound to achieve success in terms of popularity and search engine ranking. This is the reason why businesses that take their online presence seriously, and invest in highly professional and result oriented website design that yields them amazing results in the beginning.

However, every organisation grows over the years, adds new products, achieves new milestones, and if your website (that was launched even just 2 years ago) has the kept tbe same same content and doesn't offer any information on latest achievements and information, it is going to be viewed as obsolete, and is likely to result in a lack of interested in your business.

What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

A good CMS system will have the navigation structure built into it. This will ensure that as pages and elements are added to the website, the navigation portion will automatically be updated by the CMS. This saves the developer a lot of time creating special graphics for the buttons since it's all done automatically.

Because the CMS is tied to a database it opens up a new world of opportunity. Things like user names and passwords can be stored, different access privileges can be assigned for private "members only" areas, e-commerce systems can be built on top of CMS's, and blogs, event calendars, forums, and photo galleries can be easily created.

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