Why Content Management Systems (CMS) Should Be Included In Web Development

Added 02.04.13

If you are in the process of having a website built for your business, you might be interested in the ways that a content management system (CMS) will be helpful in the future. Whilst you should always speak with your web development about what they recommend, we have compiled a list of 4 benefits that you can hope to enjoy by including a CMS with your website.

  • Editing content and graphics
    You will be given the ability to edit your website without having a knowledge of HTML or asking your web development team to do it for you. All you will need to do is login to an administration panel and select the areas that you would like to make changes. You will be able to add, update or delete content and graphics with ease.
  • Predefined functionality
    Many developers find that working with a CMS does much of the work for them. The creation of a CMS often involves plenty of research into the best way to achieve specific functions on a website; all they need to do is attach the system to your website. For ecommerce, for example, the best ways to do invoicing and postage are already established.
  • Getting more for your money
    In many respects, it is actually much more cost effective to use a CMS in the creation of the website, for both the developer and the client. All the developer has to do is create a CMS design that matches the needs of the website and all the client has to do is login to make changes instead of contacting someone else to do it for them.
  • SEO friendly
    Most CMS' are built in a way that makes them search engine optimisation (SEO) friendly. This means that you will be able to implement an SEO strategy into your website with ease; you won't have to contact your developer every time you need content changes. SEO friendly factors include integration with Google Analytics and editable tags.

Whilst there are, of course, a number of other benefits that you will receive from having a content management system (CMS) incorporated during the web development process, the 4 that we have outlined above will be, by far, the most useful to website owners. For more information and advice, make sure that you speak with your development team.