If you want easy future control over your website content, you need to consider developing a Customized CMS for your website.
Custom Content Management System offers a set of website building tools to enable quick and simplified website design by use of rich content editing method referred to as 'What You See Is What You Get' (WYSIWYG).
The basic elements of a custom CMS include themes or skins, contents and modules. The pros and cons of developing a Customized CMS for your website are outlined below.
Advantages Of Developing A Customized CMS
It is easy to expand your website by adding more pages and replacing the existing files. In addition, customized CMS is very flexible with the Search Engine Optimization.
Updated contents are displayed automatically on any page that you choose. For instance, if you decide to add a blog post or update a table on the home page, it will be displayed automatically.
Customized CMS offer strict security to the web content. The administrator can choose the people who can contribute to the content in a work group. In addition, customized CMS has few hackers specialized in it and thus with strict measures, the probability of being hacked onto is low.
Due to the simplicity of website menu content editing, the owner can easily add the required content or edit the existing content without the need of hiring a website designer for the services.
- Ease of website redesign:
Installation of new templates makes it possible to redesign your website. Also, altering the appearance of your website does not affect the content or saved information such as search engine rankings.
Other advantages of developing a Customized CMS for your website include the ability to carry out scheduled publishing, ability to generate website usability features automatically and reduced time wastage during website development and management.
Disadvantages of Developing a Customized CMS
Since custom CMS websites are updated frequently, regular content backup must be maintained. This adds an extra cost since one has to set up a disaster recovery system that is updated regularly.
The website loading time is increased thus becoming an issue of concern. This is mainly because the browser loads the page content from different sources in the database that they are stored.
You need to update your CMS frequently for security reasons. If security updates are not installed, you risk external invasion from malicious programs or individuals.
Customization of a CMS can be carried out within some limits. In the cases where several different templates for different forms of pages are to be loaded, CMS may not be economical especially if each of the pages is totally different.
Developing a Customized CMS for your website can be a great step due to the above pros. However, several cons have been outlined and these pose a limitation in its use. It is worth noting that each method chosen will always have its pros and cons.
It only depends on what is desired and the impact of the negative side to your website. It has been found that custom CMS is flexible and easy to manage. On the other hand, slow loading and external security issues need to be addressed.
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