Choosing a Content Management System for your Website

By Chandra McFarlen

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Successful websites are constantly being updated.

I'm not talking about adding fancy new features every week. I'm talking about adding engaging content in the form of pictures and/or articles.

While we offer content writing services, we always stress that the person best capable of writing content for your site is you! You know your business and industry better than anyone else. In order to make sure that your website is easy, and - dare I say - fun to maintain, one of the first steps we take in our discovery process is to help choose the right content management system (CMS) for you.

There are two main categories of CMS's: Free and Paid.

Now, you've heard the saying "Nothing in life is really free," and that definitely holds true here as well. If you choose a CMS that is free, the cost is a higher learning curve. To put it plain and simple, the cost is your time. Now, if you are someone that easily navigates computer / web applications, loves reading documentation, or doesn't mind visiting an occasional forum the time spent here may very well be worth your while.

However, if the thought of learning a new application terrifies you to the point of bolting out the door screaming, a Paid CMS might be more appropriate for you simply because it can be setup specifically for your needs.

Checkout the following blog posts for a more in-depth look at our take on some popular Free (WordPress) and Paid (ExpressionEngine and Craft) content management systems.

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