One Size Does Not Fit All

Keeping your company website up to date often requires adding and editing material at a moment’s notice, and the right content management system puts the power to expand and adapt in your hands. The world is changing faster than ever, and anticipating and allowing for those changes is the key to maintaining a thriving brand. Selecting and understanding the best back-end capabilities empowers you to keep your site current and seize new opportunities the moment they’re presented.

Every business is unique. Let Alecan Marketing Solutions help you choose the content management platform that best suits your needs from among the most popular platforms like Drupal, WordPress, and Joomla, or work with our professional developers to create a custom CMS that will allow your site to grow along with your business and quickly adjust to new scenarios.

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Pros and Cons of CMS Platforms

WordPress

Wordpress

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Excellent for hosting blogs and small-scale e-commerce (1-3 products)
  • Setup is quick and content can be directly updated by the owner
  • Crowd-sourced theme and code updating
  • Built-in, open-source user interface that is widely used and easy to learn

Cons

  • Not suitable for most e-commerce projects without Magento integration and plugins; limited functionality.
  • Requires frequent security and plugin updates
  • Incompatible with complex user generated features and content
  • Low capacity for large media files and flash

Drupal

Wordpress

Pros

  • Popular open-source platform with lots of crowd-sourced education and support
  • Excellent for hosting info-heavy corporate sites
  • The many modules and extensions available make it the next best thing to a custom CMS
  • Large developer and user community
  • Quick setup

Cons

  • Drupal is a complex platform; most site owners cannot self-update unless they are developers themselves
  • Not guaranteed to meet the needs of all e-commerce clients; requires custom modules at minimum
  • History of problems with forms customization; not flexible with regard to design
  • Nuisance issues in usability, i.e.form data feeds to site owner’s e-mail instead of the site admin panel
  • Display issues with dynamic content sourced from other pages

Custom CMS System

Wordpress

Pros

  • Provides optimal user experience tailored to the needs and interests of your customers
  • Stands out from competing businesses using generic platforms
  • Limitless possibilities; a custom CMS is built from scratch to serve any function
  • Grows with your business

Cons

  • More custom programming equals a bigger price tag
  • Often requires custom maintenance by developers

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