What is a Content Management System?
A content management system (CMS) is the software that lets you create, edit, and manage content on your website without needing specialized technical skills.
Who needs a content management system?
Anyone who needs to frequently update blogs, alerts, photos and services regularly. In 2020 that meant Covid-19 updates like business hours, appointment scheduling and health protocols. Also alerts like making sure customers knew you were open or that they may experience a delay. Keeping your website up-to-date was never more critical.
Depending on the content management system you use this this means you can do it yourself or may need to delegate the job of keeping the website content up-to-date to someone else.
How does a content management system work?
A CMS allows you to login to your own website to access the tools for editing your page text, images, videos and more. Below are examples of pages that are typically edited using content management tools.
- Blog posts & news
- Event lists and registration
- Products and services
- Online Store
- Custom thank you messages
- Store hours
- Covid-19 updates
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Team directory or business directory
- Business hours or location
- Photos galleries
- Links to PDFs
How do I add a content management system to my site?
While many site builders have content management systems built in the level of expertise needed to use them and the tools they offer vary.
Legend Web Works does not use a site builder or WordPress to build your site. We build our very own website platform in-house so you are not bound by the limitations of a site builder or stuck spending your time (or paying someone else to) endlessly update your themes, widgets, or deal with security issues & backups like you need to with WordPress.
Having been around for over 18 years we've learned a thing or two from our clients and when it comes to editing your website content, it needs to be downright easy. Our clients love how easy it is to keep their website updated.
How do I choose the right content management system?
If making edits to your current website is difficult for you, it doesn't have to be that way. We have a system where our team does all of the heavy lifting so you can focus on making the edits you need quickly and easily.
Take the next step to get a custom website that is easy to manage, edit and promote!