Content Management Systems
Take control of your online presence — update your website yourself!
Content Management Systems let you easily change and add content to your website without any extra software, directly from your web browser.
Mindshare Studios has extensive experience deploying and customizing Content Management Systems for both small and large organizations. Almost every website we develop uses some type of CMS. We will help you select the platform and features that are right for your organization and train you how to effectively use them. We can even integrate a CMS with an online ecommerce storefront or customer database solution.
We are adept at deploying and modifying many open source Content Management Systems including:
- Expression Engine
- and others (including some proprietary systems)
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
The team at Mindshare Studios are WordPress experts. We have built nearly 100 successful websites on the WordPress platform and have written many custom WordPress plugins and themes for our clients. We can also modify any existing WordPress plugins to suit your needs. Contrary to what you may have heard, WordPress is not just for blogging anymore. With our custom WordPress CMS plugins you can have a fully-featured, easy-to-use, secure CMS based on the powerful WordPress platform. WordPress has the largest developer and user base of any single content management system.
Drupal is another free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
Drupal is another excellent CMS choice for organizations that don’t quite get the functionality they want from a simpler (and more elegant system) like WordPress. Drupal offers advantages like tight integration with consituent relationship management software like, CiviCRM. However, Drupal is moe complicated to deploy and more expensive to update than some alternative systems.
Joomla is a content management system that enables you to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla one of the most popular CMS choices available.
Mindshare Studios has been working with Joomla since before it was even named Joomla (back in the Mambo days, for those who remember). Joomla is another popular, robust system and may be the best choice for your company.
Other CMS Choices
There are hundreds of other CMS options. If you are interested in finding out more about the breadth and range of what is currently available, check out these helpful resources:
Learn more about Content Management Systems
If you are totally new to the idea of content management you can get a nice introduction by reading our Whitepaper on Content Management Systems.
“Content management, is a set of processes and technologies that support the evolutionary life cycle of digital information. This digital information is often referred to as content or, to be precise, digital content. Digital content may take the form of text, such as documents, multimedia files, such as audio or video files, or any other file type which follows a content lifecycle which requires management.”
Read more about Content Management on Wikipedia