Better Website Management

Better Website Management

What you use for managing your website can be a broad and lengthy topic. To those of us that have used various Content Management Systems (CMS, for short), the mere mention of it can bring out some passionate and overly technical responses.

At TheEyeWorks, we’ve used a wide range of systems for managing websites like Drupal, ExpressionEngine, Wordpress and others.

The point of this post isn’t to sway you towards one specific platform or another, but to encourage you to use one, period. If your current website is rarely or never updated, there’s a good chance it is because of one or more of the following:

  1. It’s more complicated to update than it should be
  2. It scares you to even think about touching it
  3. You’re too busy to work on it

I’m not going to go into a bunch of technical terms, here, but keep these things in mind:

It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

If you have to go through more than 2-3 steps to create a page or blog post on your website, chances are good that you need a better system in place. The selling point for a CMS is that it should ALWAYS make it easier on you to manage your website.

Don’t Be Afraid

If you’ve ever filled out a form on a website, then you’ve dipped your toe in the CMS water already. At the most basic level, that’s all you have to do, just fill out a form and hit a button. If your agency, designer or developer set it up properly, there’s absolutely nothing to be scared of.

Take the Time to Stay Current

If your website doesn’t stay up-to-date, then you are missing out on opportunities for new business and resources to improve your internal processes. If you don’t have the time, find someone that does. Whether it is another employee or an agency dedicated to helping you, don’t let your website grow stale and use it to it’s fullest potential.

Without a solid CMS in place, you are missing out on all of the awesome things your website is capable of.

Which content management system is your company website using? If you have specific questions about what CMS’s we use at TheEyeWorks or how we can help you, just let us know.

Posted by Eric Carroll on 06/23 at 10:00 AM in Web Design

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