Content Management Systems

Expertise on multiple content management platforms.

There are almost unlimited choices when it comes to content management platforms and selecting one for your project can feel overwhelming. We’ve narrowed it all to four rock-solid choices, and we’ll help you decide which is right based on your budget, timing and needs.

ProcessWire

ProcessWire is our preferred platform for highly customized site development and content management demands.

WordPress

WordPress is the world’s most popular platform with a variety of pre-designed themes and functional plugins.

Squarespace

Squarespace is a popular, lower-cost option for simpler websites that need to happen fast.

Shopify

Shopify handles everything from marketing and payments, to secure checkout and shipping.

A few thoughts about content management.

At the end of the day, content management will make or break your site. Here are 10 things we believe are crucial to success.

A site will only be updated if the CMS is easy to use.

So many content management systems are hard to use, which means the sites are rarely — if ever — updated. Stale content is the worst thing that can happen to a site.

A CMS should provide long-term value for the client.

Robust websites bring users back. So a smart, usable CMS is crucial to the relevance of your brand. We’ll recommend the best CMS that meets the project’s requirements and makes updating easy.

A CMS should respect the integrity of the design.

When content is separated from presentation, there’s less chance that an edit will break something. We build distinct zones where content can be safely edited without disrupting the layout.

Not all content is the same.

Smart content management supports many types of content. News. Product listings. Long-form content. Calls to action. Each serves a unique purpose and requires planning and awareness.

Updating your site shouldn’t be scary.

It’s a very real issue: Too many content management administrators avoid updating content for fear of breaking the site. We can customize the backend to support and encourage regular updates.

A CMS should be forward-thinking.

When a site grows, the CMS should be able to grow with it. We help map out future needs, so the site can scale and evolve as the client needs it to.

One size CMS does not fit all.

If a site isn’t a blog, why would you consider a blogging platform? A project’s CMS should adapt to the content and future requirements, not the other way around.

You shouldn’t have to rely on plugins for core functionality.

True, there’s an open-source plugin for everything. But what about updates? Bugs? Or if they fail to meet a specific need or provide unnecessary functionality?

Security should be a priority, not an afterthought.

Any good CMS has built-in mechanisms for keeping the site secure but if yours doesn't, we’ll install and configure a security plugin, scan your site for security risks, and make appropriate changes.

Robust content management shouldn’t cost a fortune.

The vast majority of packaged or licensed CMS solutions are overkill in terms of price, complexity, and delivery. Our CMS solutions are cost-effective and easy to use.

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