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Websites made easy

For a long time now I’ve been recommending that website owners use a content management system (CMS) rather than have a series of linked static pages. The main advantage is that it makes the website content easy to maintain by non technical users for both changing and adding content. Regular updates to your website make it more interesting for visitors, encourage them to return and help in search engine rankings. If you’ve used MS Word or any other word processor then you can easily use a CMS.

CMS Made SimpleAll of my Touchline clients’ websites have been converted to use an open source CMS from Joomla!, CMS Made Simple or WordPress. The chosen solution depends on the type of website. For a very quick and simple CMS, WordPress is a good choice (now used for this website) and there are lots of good commercial and open source templates available. For a more bespoke look, that is still easy to use, I recommend CMS Made Simple which I find ideal for converting static websites as the templates are straightforward to develop. This is demonstrated in the Shotokan Worcester website and its sister (or should it be mother) website for the International Japan Karate-Do Association.

Joomla! is more suitable for content rich websites and is used for the colloborative group website for Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum.

JoomlaAny of these systems can be installed for you and if you’re interested you can develop your own look and feel or Touchline can provide recommendations and bespoke development.