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Do I Need A Content Management System?

Posted on February 12, 2017 by Christopher Rhines

One of the most frequent questions that clients ask us is, “Will we be able to update our website’s content on our own?” The answer is yes. One of our specialties is creating custom content management systems (CMS), which allows anyone to quickly and easily update their website content.

There are some items to consider though, before jumping head-first into the CMS swimming pool.

The first question: What parts of your website do you need to update often? Many websites contain pages that need frequent updating, such as News & Events, Press Releases or a blog. However, this site will likely also have pages that don’t change for months or years at a time, About or Contact.

This is why we usually recommend applying CMS functionality to only those parts of a website that are updated often. Here’s why it helps our clients:

  • The overall cost is much lower
  • There’s no need to learn a complicated system
  • The project turnaround time is quicker
  • It’s easy to make updates at any time, without the help of a web developer

If you’re not sure if your website needs a CMS, or if you want to learn more about how we can develop a custom CMS for your unique business requirements, just give us a call at (804) 577-8679 or contact us below!

About the author:

Christopher Rhines

Partner, Director of Development

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Christopher is the Director of Development and one of the partners at Torx. In addition to keeping Torx's Richmond office firing on all cylinders, he can often be found deep in the trenches, building custom content management systems and WordPress-powered websites. He still remembers how to write Basic computer programs on Apple IIs and Commodore 64s.