Small Business CMS Systems

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Editor’s Note: Here at Dispatches, we are always looking for ways to help our readers do things. For some of our readers, that means helping navigate the working world, for others, it means assisting in the ever challenging question,“what’s for dinner?” For still others, it means figuring out how to balance family life with everything else. In an effort to aid in all of these endeavors, we have collaborated on this article written specifically for our readers.

Good marketers need good CMS services. They’re the backbone of everything you do in relation to digital marketing. It isn’t always easy to know what to pick, however. CMS services have changed over the years, and there are a lot of choices on the market.

WordPress
This is the one you’re most likely to have heard of. WordPress has a widely-used CMS in addition to the blogging platform. It’s really easy to install and it can be adapted in all sorts of ways through plugins and themes. Everything from specialized hosting to WordPress SEO services are available to complement the CMS. 

Joomla
While even the most technophobic of business owners might have some success with WordPress, the same probably won’t go for Joomla. You might need the help of a web designer to use Joomla to the best of its ability. Joomla shares many similarities with WordPress, boasting a large selection of plug-ins. Ultimately, Joomla will suit more technological-minded coders. It’s a great way of bolstering a basic website into something more professional.

ocPortal
There are a lot of CMS services out there that start at the bottom and ramp up the cost as you need more features. The same can’t be said for ocPortal, which packs all the basic tools into one application. This service has also been known to provide excellent customer service for its users and is included as part of many web-building packages. It’s going to suit small and medium-sized businesses the best, making it a worthy purchase for those getting off the ground.

Drupal
Drupal certainly isn’t a program for beginners, especially if they don’t know anything about CMS services. But, for those in the know, it offers all sorts of benefits including a high degree of flexibility. Whether you’re looking for the most basic blog in the world or a complex, professional website, it can achieve that task. Some will argue that Drupal offers the most power behind the hood for an advanced site that can handle masses of traffic. For that reason, it’s a very popular solution.

 

Others
Of course, we’ve only touched the surface when it comes to great CMS services. There are a plethora of potential choices out there, and some suit certain businesses better than others. Ultimately, you need to find something that ticks all the boxes on your checklist. Don’t be afraid to experiment and get the experts in if you really don’t know how to proceed. An effective CMS is important, and you need to make sure you make the right decision.

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