Sites by Sara is proud to be developing robust websites with dynamic functionality and easy-to-update interfaces for clients via Word Press, Joomla, Drupal & ExpressEngine. While these CMS solutions offer just about any kind of functionality imaginable, they do require some level of housekeeping.
A Content Management System allows for any layperson to make simple web updates without having any HTML or other programming knowledge. It also allows users to login to the admin panel from any computer in the world, without needing any special software installed. Users can easily add/remove pages, edit text, images, documents, etc. in a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) interface. Updates are applied in real-time.
Most CMS solutions are considered to be “agile” development platforms, because of their highly customizable and scalable services. Design elements and functionality can be added, removed or changed sitewide or on a per page basis. Many businesses have built their complex websites with these systems. Having a CMS website or blog is ideal for clients who want the freedom to publish their own content.
A web presence built with a CMS does require some regular maintenance. It is advisable that you have a professional monitor your site’s version upgrades. Your site’s files should be regularly updated with available security patches and functionality upgrades. Any customization plugins or modules (bits of modular “add-on” code) that are installed on your website will also require corresponding updates. And finally, because a CMS is a database driven platform, database optimization is needed to keep your website performing well.
These housekeeping tasks are a small price to pay for the flexibility and relative ease with which your web presence can grow and evolve on the WordPress platform. As a service to existing Word Press clients, Sites by Sara does offer maintenance service contracts.
For more information about insuring your Word Press site, call Sites by Sara at 801-414-6285 today.