Content management systems

What is Wordpress?

Wordpress is an open source CMS (content management system) that anyone can install and use for free. It’s a very popular system as it usually requires little coding experience to edit and make changes to your website. Simple to use, secure and reliable – it’s been used to build hundreds of thousands of websites worldwide.

Whether you want to build a 5 page website or a 500 page website, Wordpress can handle most requirements.

What is Joomla?

Joomla is an open source content management system (CMS) that allows users to create and manage beautifully designed, dynamic and responsive websites. We recommend the Joomla content management systems to our clients as the software is easy to use, simple to manage, secure, stable and reliable.

Joomla is used all over the world for everything from simple landing pages to complex corporate websites and will give you the ability to update and maintain your own website quickly and easily. Whether it’s a 5 page website or a 5,000 page monster – Joomla is expandable and will suit your requirements.

What is a content management system?

A content management system is a way of easily and logically managing the content on your website. Content management systems split websites into different sections so they can be managed individually. For example, the template, menu items, content and footers of websites were split so you could easily make changes to just menu items without having to update every page on your website.

Can I manage my own website with a CMS?

The short answer to this question is yes, you will be able to manage your website if you have a CMS however there is a ‘it depends’ element to the answer. Most content management systems will enable you to manage pretty much everything you will need to run your website however, the areas that you can manage (templating, custom styling, modules, widgets, etc) will be determined by two things – the CMS your website is built with and your level of access.