Content Management Systems (CMS)

A CMS is a powerful tool that allows website administrators and users to update the content of their website without the need of coding knowledge. These tools make website updating much simpler and faster, though there are a variety of these tools that are often useful for very precise uses.

Capitol Tech Solutions Inernal CMS

Capitol Tech Solutions' Internal CMS

To accommodate websites that have simple CMS needs our company has built it's own internal CMS. Our CMS is extremely light weight, very simple to use, scalable for varying site sizes, and extremely secure. It doesn't come in with the same flexibility as many other CMS solutions, which was an intentional development choice as we do not offer our CMS to anyone except for our own clients who we host. This is not a one-size-fits-all solution, but rather a small tool we use when it makes sense - we still often recommend other CMS tools and have lots of experience in using them and customizing them.

Finding the best CMS for your needs

Many CMS tools can be used for multiple purposes, though often through the use of 3rd party plugins. For example, WordPress was originally designed to be used for blogging and article writing, though with the use of a popular 3rd party plugin called WooCommerce the software can be used as an online storefront and for other eCommerce solutions. This sounds great and can provide a working solution in many cases, but it can also lead to unexpected hurdles that often arrive as hosting plans change (i.e. Shared Hosting) and as WordPress goes through updates. This can create scenarios where the website goes down temporarily until the plugins update to become compatible to the current software version or server changes. It can also result in slower website speeds, which usually become even more apparent as the website grows in size in a way that the CMS was never designed to accommodate. In this example it might have been a better choice to go with an eCommerce platform that is built in a way to not require 3rd party plugins, such as Shopify.