WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the internet today. Millions of sites use the platform, and there are a variety of plug-ins that can be installed to extend the functionality.
At last check, WordPress powers 23% of the internet. To be such a prevalent solution, there is a reason. Affordability, ease of use and extensibility are big reasons why.
With a little wiggling, it can do anything you want, within reason. However, it doesn't offer the most stable platform for comprehensive custom coding. Also, security is a concern due to the popularity of the platform.
Drupal is a leading content management system that focuses on content organization, security and extensibility.
Drupal is highly customizable, which boasts a robust community of volunteers maintaining and updating the code. The platform is very security intensive and aimed at organizing massive amounts of content. Even the White House runs on it!
Drupal requires a bit of a learning curve to master. Tech-savvy people will appreciate it while those without technical knowledge may take some time to learn all of the features. Like any off-the-shelf platform, Drupal requires constant updates to the core software package.
Custom Content Management Systems (Custom CMS Development)
Utilizing the latest open-source solutions including PHP, MySQL (Or MongoDB), Apache and Linux, our team can develop a custom content management solution that can give you the ultimate in flexibility - both in terms of design and functionality.
Developing a custom content management system will allow the design of your site to be cutting-edge. Off-the-shelf platforms will only take you so far without complex upgrades. And the more complex those changes, the more likely there will be upgrade issues later. With custom solutions this can all be avoided.
Custom development projects have the potential to be more expensive then off-the-shelf platforms mentioned above. Custom platforms are also a code base that you will have to maintain.
If you are looking to build a custom designed site utilizing a content management system, let's talk! Prior to our conversation, prepare for the following questions, which help us determine the best pathway forward for you:
- What is your site specification? In particular, how does the site work - is it purely informational or are there other custom functions to consider?
- Do you have a site today? What is the URL?
- What is your target "Go Live" date?
- What is your estimated budget range?
When you have answers to the above, contact us for a free consultation to discuss the options available to you!