What’s a CMS?

Content management systems are the tools web developers use to manage, create and edit content for websites. Our recommendation is to use the WordPress Content Management System (www.wordpress.org). WordPress is extremely popular, widely deployed (including US Library of Congress – http://www.loc.gov) and has a worldwide network of developers who are continually updating and enhancing the system.  SAMSA began deploying sites with WordPress in 2008 and currently supports over 100 WordPress sites – including our own.

Popular Content Management Systems

WordPress

WordPress provides a strong framework  which allows SAMSA to quickly develop a custom website for you at minimal cost. With WordPress you are able to publish website pages, adding links, images, categories, and much more with ease. The platform includes a rich-text editor similar to a Microsoft Word document. Administrative training is included at no extra cost.

wordpress-logoMore and more organizations are using WordPress software as their website content management system.  And why not?  The open source (free) software is stable, very well supported and a proven user-friendly package for maintaining almost any type of website.

One of the best features of WordPress are the thousands of available plugin modules.  These self-contained programs make it easy to add elegant, and truly useful features – in most cases a simple click of a link will activate anything from an elegant photo gallery to an interactive calender.

Joomla

Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications.

joomla-logoJoomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone. In addition, Joomla’s powerful application framework makes it easy for developers to create sophisticated add-ons that extend the power of Joomla into virtually unlimited directions.

How can SAMSA help?

Identifying

By working with closely with your team, SAMSA can identify your needs and come up with a plan for what works best for you. Whether WordPress, Joomla or any other CMS makes sense for you, we can help!

Implementing

After determining your needs, our team will utilize the right CMS to create your website. By working alongside you every step of the way, we ensure that your website is exactly what you want.

Customizing

With the high amount of customization available through WordPress and other CMS tools, we make sure your website has all the features it needs to bring in your targeted demographic.

Maintenance & Support

SAMSA recognizes that when a website goes live, the work is only starting. By offering maintenance and support for your website and CMS, we make sure you’re up and running when it matters most and when your needs change, the website changes to match.

Drupal

Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionality using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes.

drupal-logoEquipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites.