Everything you need to know about custom Content Management Systems (CMS)
A content management system or CMS is a software that facilitates creating, editing, organizing, and publishing content. WordPress is a Content Management System, that allows you to create and publish your content on the web. Although it is mostly used for web publishing, it can be used to manage content on an intranet, or in a single computer.
We specialise in creating custom content management systems (CMS).
We use well known PHP frameworks such as Laravel and Phalcon to develop our custom CMS's.
The possibilities for functionality and applications are endless!
While popular, open-source platforms like Wordpress have a large eco system of plugin that can meet 90% of your needs. Often a developer could spend hours customising a plugin to meet your needs 100%, this can also be buggy and can break when the original plugin developer updates their plugin, leading to unexpected costs each time the plugin is updated.
Custom-built functionality can accomplish your goals without the need for compromises to build the site around the plugin, rather than the other way around. When you custom-develop a new feature, you can remain confident that it will continue to work.
Wordpress, and other well known content management systems are more likely to be target because flaws in the security are constantly exposed and exploited by the hacker community. This happens because the platforms use a one size fits all approach.
The possibilities with a custom CMS are as varied as your imagination. You don't have to build your site around someone else's idea of how a site should work.
A CMS houses loads of valuable insights related to web traffic, engagement and conversions ,but not all CMS solutions can apply that information to your company’s precise goals. Whether you’re trying to zoom in on specific call to action performance, downloads or clicks, a custom CMS allows you to track the metrics that align best with your business. In turn, this enables simpler benchmarking and a faster way to gauge if anything on your site needs to be fixed.
A Custom CMS can be easier to use for the end user.
Many designers love using free content management systems. Unfortunately we also communicate daily with many businesses and end users who find them extremely confusing to use and maintain. If you are not looking to go through a potentially challenging learning curve, a custom solution can be your best bet, depending on your budget.
Maintenance is often easier and it is easier to scale the website as required or to add new feratures such as APi connections.
It often is very costly to design and develop a custom CMS with functionality that you cannot get with Wordpress or similar platforms.
Design & Development Time:
The design and development time will often take longer. The CMS needs to planned so that the website can be scalable to meet new requirements as a clients business grows.
We think out of the box
We use a team of Graphic designers that understand the World Wide Web like we do! In partnership with them, we design and develop websites that are integral marketing tools for our clients.
All of our websites are responsive for viewing on mobile devices. We do offer different standards of mobile optimisation depending on your budget. We also ensure that all metrics can be monitored and analysed for the client that have the budgets for metrics that are not automatically collected by Google Analytics or Piwik, depending on your budget. Standard Google Analytics setup is included on all websites!