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Rachel Reid Peters

Rachel Reid Peters - 07 August 2017

Rachel Reid Peters
07 August 2017

Choose a CMS that’s right for you

There are plenty of options when it comes to selecting a content management system. From WordPress and Magento to Kentico and Drupal, it can be a nightmare trying to find the perfect CMS for a website. With so much choice available, this article will help you decide what’s right for your business.
 
Choosing the right CMS can seem like a daunting task and it’s certainly a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. With the right CMS, the creation and modification of your digital content become much easier. It supports all of your content and allows multiple users to collaborate on the same project, making it easy for non-technical members of staff to manage content and update your website without the need of IT support.
 
At Flint Studios we work closely with clients to choose the perfect CMS. The type you choose will of course depend on the particular needs and requirements of your business, but there are a few questions you should ask:
 
  • Can non-technical staff members easily manage the content without the risk of crash or data loss?
  • Is your site responsive and supported across any type of device?
  • Will your CMS successfully support the marketing goals of your business?
  • Does it allow you to gather and easily show data on site users and their online habits?
  • Can it enable you to personalise content for users based on data gathered from previous visits?
  • Will you be protected against unauthorised use and users?
 
Of course, some content management systems will be stronger in some fields than others, so the specific requirements of your company will play a major role in your decision. But whatever your needs, there are a few things to consider when choosing the best CMS for you:
 
1. Cost
Cost is obviously very important to most businesses, but often a low up-front price can lead to greater operating and development costs in order to get the features required. Keep an open mind and look at the long term costs before you decide.
 
2. Ease of use on any device
Visitors will use view your site on a wide range of mobile devices so your CMS must provide the capability to make their experience enjoyable and easy.
 
3. Lifespan and maintainability
Your CMS, like your website, must last for a long time. At Flint Studios we’ll develop and evolve your website to suit the changing needs of your business, so we’ll ensure your CMS is easily maintained and supported for the long haul.
 
4. Operating speed
A good CMS will optimise how pages load, improving both your site’s performance and the experience of your visitors.
 
5. SEO and data gathering performance
A good CMS will improve your performance in searches, drive more traffic to your website from search engines and gather great marketing and personalised data on users.
 
Flint Studios help customers with bespoke web solutions and efficient content management systems that are flexible and easy to maintain. We’ll ensure that your CMS can handle the needs of your business. You’ll also have the support of an experienced and dedicated team to help with every aspect of your website and your online marketing. To find out more about how we can help, to arrange a meeting with our specialised team or just to pop in for a chat, call us on 028 9045 5554 or email rachel@flintstudios.co.uk

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