Website development on CMS (CMS integration) – gives the customer the opportunity to manage the content of the site independently, through a convenient administrator panel, without involving specialists.
Modern sites are not just a collection of html-pages with links between them. With the development of the Internet, the requirements for creating websites have grown a lot. Users want to see convenient and rich functionality on the sites they visit, they want a pleasant and modern responsive design that is displayed correctly on different devices, the presence of useful texts, photos and video content.
It is also important to have useful dynamic functions, for example: sliders (attract attention and convey information to visitors), feedback forms, online chats (allow you to communicate with site visitors, answer questions), product catalogs, product cards (the ability to visually present to site visitors available product and offer to buy it).
Taking into account these and many other requirements, the developers have created a content management system (CMS).
1 What is CMS?
2 What are CMS for?
3 How CMS works
4 Paid and free CMS. What are the nuances.
5 Website development on CMS. Benefits of CMS Integration.
What is CMS?
CMS (Content management system) is a site content management system. Most often they say “content management system” or “site engine”.
This is a whole set of tools for managing information on the site, its design and functionality, integrated into a single system.
In simple terms, the content management system allows the customer to edit the information on the site independently, i.e. perform all basic actions without involving specialists. For example, you can add a new page to the site, insert text, tables, images and display it in the site menu.
In addition, CMS is constantly expanding its tools to solve the most common and frequently occurring tasks. Nevertheless, they do not limit the site owners only to their functionality – if a non-standard task arises, the developers will be able to create the necessary module and embed it into the CMS.
What are CMS for?
Often, various circumstances may require as soon as possible to make changes to the information on the site, create a new section, news or page, correct a graphic design element. All these possibilities appear when using a CMS. In addition, some CMS are initially “sharpened” for a specific type of site, be it a business card site, online store, blog or corporate site. Thus, they have all the necessary functionality for the successful creation and development of the type of site you need, allow you to use ready-made solutions to typical tasks, or, if necessary, create your own unique functionality.
How CMS works
The principle of CMS operation is to divide the site into client and administrative parts. The client side is everything that a regular visitor sees when entering the site. The general design of the site, its sections, pages, the ability to leave your data in the form of a link or make a purchase – all this is the client side. The administrative part involves managing and configuring the client. This is the ability to create new sections, implement various forms of communication, add products to an online store, and change the design.
Paid and free CMS. What are the nuances.
There are free and paid content management systems.
Of the popular paid ones – Bitrix. In the case of using a paid CMS, you need to purchase a license to use the system, as well as an annual paid renewal, to be able to update the system. In general, the creation of a site on a paid system is more expensive for the customer, and also adds more inconvenience and complexity when independently updating information on the site. Most often, you need constant paid support from the developer.
Free – WordPress. System No. 1 in the world. There is no need to buy or renew a license for a fee. The cost of website development is cheaper for the customer. Also, the system interface is much clearer than in Bitrix – the process of creating and editing pages is simpler and faster.
When creating websites, we almost always use the free WordPress management system, it is suitable for most of our clients and for solving a variety of tasks.
Learn more about creating websites with WordPress
Website development on CMS. Benefits of CMS Integration.
The implementation or integration of the CMS allows site owners to make the necessary changes in the shortest possible time, or supplement the site with various information and functionality.
In addition, creating a website on a CMS is often cheaper than programming a website from scratch without using a CMS (self-written websites). After all, most of the necessary features necessary for the development of the site and doing business on the Internet have already been implemented in the CMS and will be available immediately after its integration, and in the case of creating a site from scratch, you need to pay for the time of programmers to create them.
In terms of cost / quality, it is most optimal to create a website with a CMS, and, if necessary, supplement its functionality by contacting programmers to solve non-standard tasks.
Also, the use of a CMS makes the task of optimizing and promoting a site easier, because it allows you to customize the metadata of each individual page in a convenient interface, allows you to create and update the Sitemap necessary for successful indexing in search engines, provides the ability to edit and conveniently display a snippet in a search engine. extradition.
CMS allows you to solve all the nuances of creating an effective website, expand its functionality, successfully optimize and promote in search engines, collect and analyze statistical data about users or sales, and much more. An equally important advantage is the cheaper cost in relation to the development of a site management system from scratch.