What is a CMS?
20.08.21 | Tagged as: Layman's Terms
CMS stands for Content Management System
It is the means by which you are easily able to populate content on your website.
Without one, you would need to download a file from a server, change the content and then reupload it.
Even for a developer, the file would be cumbersome to update.
It would just be a load of code that is in no way user friendly.
Adding new content would be difficult, adding any new features to the page would be impossible.
CMS to the rescue
A CMS provides you with an intuitive interface to maintain your website.
It hides the complexity of what’s going on.
Well that’s the theory.
Ultimately, a CMS is as complicated as the developer makes it, and boy can they be complicated.
However, when integrated correctly, they empower you to create content and genuinely make you feel like a web wizard.
Which CMS should I use?
There are lots of different CMSs to choose from, but here at WeCreate we most commonly work with WordPress.
The reasons for this are because it’s:
- Extremely powerful and versatile powering everything from simple portfolio sites to large scale ecommerce stores.
- Easy for clients to use. No coding knowledge required.
- Quick to develop with.
- Has excellent community support.
- Highly scalable.
- Super SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) / Google friendly. Generally considered the most SEO friendly CMS.
- Can be used on pretty much any device with an Internet connection.
- Allows you to set up multiple users with different levels of access.
- Can be extended via a vast library of plugins.
Here are a few examples of websites that we have built with the awesome WordPress CMS
5 ways we ensure your website CMS is a great experience for you
What is an SSL certificate?
01.10.21 | Tagged as: Layman's Terms
Website visitors have certain expectations about what they are going to see when they browse websites.
A padlock in the address bar is one of these things, and this is displayed when an SSL certificate has been installed on a website.
Websites are a marathon, not a sprint
20.09.21 | Tagged as: Insight
A successful website starts with a great design and great development process.
Once it has launched, then a long term strategy is required in order to guarantee it’s success.
What is SEO?
13.09.21 | Tagged as: Layman's Terms
Once you’ve got your website, you’ll want to get an SEO strategy in place.
Without one, it will be impossible to generate free / organic traffic to your site.
Luckily SEO isn’t complicated but it does require a consistent and disciplined approach.