Content management system.
At Creative Box Studios we work in a variety of content management systems, we have own bespoke CMS, we also design and build websites in Wordpress, WooCommerce and Magento.
There are a few different types detailed below.
We have our own in house bespoke CMS that we adapt and change to suit every website we use design and build. This is very easy to use and our clients who range from all ages find it very easy to use and we get great feedback on how much they love it.
It has been in development for many years and uses PHP, HTML and CSS that is the widely adopted code for most websites and is very mature and is continually advancing in its capabilities. We are extremely proud of our in-house CMS as it’s super fast, light weight and every year it gets better in its flexibility and its advanced features that allow it to be such a capable system.
Wordpress is an extremely popular CMS and has been around for a very long time. It has a wealth of templates and 3rd party plugins that enable it to do pretty much anything you want it too. It’s very powerful and flexible enough to make different types of websites and has grown in popularity over the years and powers 40% of the worlds websites.
A huge benefit is that it’s free, so anyone can download, install and modify it to your needs, you do need the necessary skills to be able to work with it. We have used it for many years and have a lot of experience using it. One of its key features is it is very SEO (search engine optimisation) friendly and there are some brilliant plugins like Yoast that help you to optimise your website for search engines. It’s also very secure and safe and has a lot of tools that will help your site to be protected from Hackers.
WooCommerce, like Wordpress is free to use and is the number one Wordpress plugin for selling online. It’s very powerful and customisable and is great for selling products and services. WooCommerce comes with a host of features right out of the box.
Here are just a small selection of these:
- Sell any kind of product
- Show product ratings and reviews
- Customise store location
- Add unlimited products and images
- Add categories, tags and attributes
Magento is an ecommerce platform built on open source technology which provides online merchants with a flexible shopping cart system. Its specifically designed for ecommerce, it has a powerful marketing system, search engine optimization and is a great catalog management tool.
It’s the big boy of ecommerce and is a class leading business too. It is predominately used for very large online stores and is the heavy weight of CMS’s. It does have a steep learning curve if you have never used it before, but it’s worth it in the long run, but be aware it’s very resource heavy and requires top notch servers for it to run well.