Self-Managed Websites

diyYou may be happy with the design of your website, or have no website at all, but would like the ability to change and add content on your own. Rather than have your entire website redesigned,  convert it to a content management system (CMS). A content management system is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage their own websites.

Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of “behind the scenes” work such as:

  • Automatically generating navigation elements;
  • Making content searchable and indexable;
  • Keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings;
  • And much, much more.

See how easy it is to update your website:

Why WordPress

When creating a self-managed website or convert an existing site to a content management system, I typically use WordPress, an open-source CMS (Content Management System) that’s by far the most popular website platform in use today. The WordPress interface is very user-friendly and offers quick and easy-to-use options for managing all the content on your website.

Appearance

When converting a site to WordPress, I can stay true to the original design, suggesting minor changes that will benefit your site, or I can incorporate the CMS conversion into a larger redesign project

Usability

WordPress is extremely easy to learn and use. It’s very similar to editing a standard Word document. Once your static site is converted, I will train you on basic WordPress features so your site can be updated from any internet connection. There are also plenty of up-to-date learning tutorials on the internet to walk you through nearly any changes you may want to make.

Blogging

WordPress was originally developed for bloggers. It has since evolved into a content management system for any site. Every site that I convert to WordPress is fully capable of blogging. When you’re ready, I’ll help you get started so that you’re able to reach out to your clients and visitors and truly engage them in conversations about the topics or products & services you offer.

Bottom-line

Ultimately, the decision to convert your website to a content management system is based on the return on investment. After I convert your website to WordPress and train you on how to use it, you’ll start reaping the benefits very quickly. You won’t need to pay me, your support staff or anyone else to make minor updates or additions to your website. Another benefit of a WordPress conversion is the increase in traffic. WordPress, by default, is very SEO-friendly and will help drive visitors to your site.

Contact me to discuss creating your new self-managed website  today!

 


Justin Lamont