What is a 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).
Advantages of a Custom CMS
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 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.
We use well known PHP frameworks such as Laravel and Codeigniter to develop our custom CMS’s.