With the drastic increase in the amount of content being uploaded to the internet daily; it has created a need for content management system (CMS). CMS are used in reference to numerous websites. They allow the users to edit the content of the websites without possessing any programming knowledge or any software assistance.

 

CMS eliminates the burden of contacting the designers and paying them extra money every time you need to add or modify content to your website. CMS not only provides you the ease to do things easily and at a cheaper rate but also helps you to achieve a good rank on the search engines.

As there are many choices available, choosing a good CMS could be tricky. You should have a clear idea about your requirements otherwise you will be attracted to fancy websites which may provide you with appealing features that cost a lot but you might never need or use.

Here is a list of important features that you should look for while selecting a content management system

Basic Functionality:

First check for the basic functionality the CMS is offering; never assume that all systems provide a similar functionality. Review all the features thoroughly as you may not need them at present but may require it in the future. So bare all these things in mind before choosing the right CMS for you. It is always preferable to test the usability before purchasing.

 

Assets Management:

Some CMS do not offer proper management of assets; badly managed systems can cause discomfort to the user by providing poor accessibility and visibility. Make sure that your CMS provides basic image editing tools such as resizing, cropping, rotating etc. also make sure that the CMS allows uploading and attaching files, PDFs and word documents without any inconvenience to the user.

 

Customisation:

Opt for a content management system that provides flexibility in the way the content is presented and also retrieved. For example the CMS should be flexible to select the most recent comments and display it on the home page, perform searches in reverse chronological order etc. Even look for tools that would help you to communicate with your customers easily and effectively.

 

Considering the important features of the CMS before choosing one is very essential. The website you create using the content management system can be promoted by taking the help of Digital media Agency. They provide various services to make your site popular on the internet.

 

         Kate Ford is Tech writer from the UK. Catch her @thetechlegend on Twitter 

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