Things to Look for in a Web CMS?
Once you have decided that you will need a CMS driven website, you will have to choose a CMS that is perfect for your business and suits your requirements. No need not buy an enterprise-level CMS if your work can be done by a simple CMS with less functionality. Consider the following points:
VendorThe most important criterion to select a CMS is its vendor. The CMS vendor should be professional, ensure your website’s security, provide seamless support, have reputed clients, use the latest technology and provide regular updates with improvements, fixes & enhancements. You also need to consider the time taken by the vendor to deploy the CMS or to move the content of your existing website to your new site running on CMS. The vendor should follow proper migration strategies and use automated tools for the same.
CMS Should Fit Your RequirementsYou should have clear defined set of requirements and the basic functionality you need from a CMS. You should even consider your future requirements, vision and goals as you are going to spend on a CMS that works well for you for the next few years. You should even consider your business’ primary function. The requirements of an eCommerce business would vary from the requirements of an enterprise.
- Look for the editor, its features & how much control it allows over the appearance of your website.
- Proper management of images, files, videos etc. is important; see if there are editing tools for them and whether you can attach files. Also check how they are displayed to the site visitors and whether they are indexed by the search function.
- Website’s search functionality is necessary to have. You have to check for its indexing, search speed, ranking, customization etc.