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Content management system

Most businesses are quite happy to have a designer handle occasional updates, so they can just get on with their business. Some however, want the flexibility to make their own updates, which requires a content management system that is more frequently abbreviated as CMS.

A CMS is ideal if you want to update your own blog on a daily or weekly basis for example. Once the basic styling is set you can create new pages or edit content that will retain the same look and changes can be made by logging into an admin web page for your website.

Choose the right CMS

Perhaps the best known CMS is WordPress, which started life as a blogging platform, but has morphed into a multi-purpose platform, while sadly become the number one target for hackers. This is primarily because the websites are so common and most users lack the required knowledge to defend themselves against attacks.

Many of the Wordpress plugins are also problematic or likely to cause conflicts, due to no plugin approval process, which makes ongoing maintenance a full-time challenge.

Wordpress also relies on a database that is heavy on server resources, so I prefer flat-file CMS alternatives, such as October CMS that write changes directly to the web pages with fast loading static html and less vulnerability to security risks.

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