Choosing the Right Content Management System

There's a lot to consider when weighing up your Content Management System (CMS) options. If you consider the following on your checklist then you'll be off to a great start:

  1. Core Functionality - What are the core things you need to do with your CMS?
  2. The Editor - WYSIWYG is one thing but is too much flexibility a good thing or a bad thing?
  3. Managing Assets - Does it do more than just add docs and images - can you crop, rotate, resize, add descriptions and more?
  4. Search - The freshness, thoroughness, speed, scope, ranking and customisation of search results are often critical success factors to consider.
  5. Customisation - How easy will it be to deviate outside a standard set of templates?
  6. User Interaction - How will it enable you to segment, target and communicate to different types of users?
  7. Roles & Permissions - Who should be able to add, edit, delete and publish your content to your audience?
  8. Versioning - Will you be able to rollback to a previous version of the site if the need arises?
  9. Multiple Domains - Do you need to and will you be able to manage one or multiple sites from the same place?
  10. Multilingual - Do you think you may need to support more than one language now (or in the future). Best to make sure your CMS does too.

If you know the answer to these questions it will make your choice of product that much easier and hopefully simplify uncertainty around Commercial or Open Source, Basic CMS or Enterprise CMS. Either way, we're here to help you make the right decision so feel free to drop us a line to discuss.