CMS stands for Content Management System. These programs are used to create, edit and organize online content. Content here means e.g. texts, images, graphics, videos, podcasts, etc.
Content management systems have enjoyed great popularity for a long time, especially because they can be operated without the knowledge of programming languages due to their graphical interface. Another advantage of current CMS programs is the open source principle. Due to the openly visible source codes, the CMS can be individually adapted by companies and improved by functional extensions. Another advantage is the lower costs compared to purely commercial software.
Among the best known and most used CMS programs today are:
Since 30 % of the Internet currently consists of WordPress websites and only 0.7 % is TYPO3-based, let's take a closer look at what a CMS offers using WordPress as an example.
When managing digital content with a content management system, the separation of layout and content is probably the biggest advantage.
When creating websites, the graphical structure can be facilitated and accelerated with templates. The content of the website can be edited independently in the CMS. This is all the more advantageous for companies in Berlin that are active in the field of e-commerce. Their online shops must be constantly expanded and updated, which is possible quickly and easily thanks to the clear user interface of WordPress. In addition, employees without programming skills can also enter and edit texts using CMS. Small and medium-sized companies are thus enabled to take over the management of their own online content without external service providers such as ComputerButler.
WordPress has been on the market since 2003. So on the internet scale, it's a dinosaur. Originally intended for the creation and maintenance of blogs, WordPress also became more and more popular with their increasing popularity.
WordPress has grown up and, after numerous updates and addition of the latest plugins, has developed into a full-fledged CMS that lacks nothing that you can expect from a state of the art ? CMS can expect.
So today, WordPress can be used, without hesitation, even for complex websites and corporate blogs.
Despite the large plugin variety and its customization options, WordPress, due to its blog past, offers a user experience that is unparalleled in the CMS field.
First of all, a rough schedule of upcoming tasks is drawn up, which is supplemented or modified as implementation progresses.
The customer provides the design team with information about his company, the products and the market situation. Which competitors appear on the market? What are the company's favoured offers in its product range? Which market development is to be expected, which goals does the customer pursue?
All these questions determine the choice of functionalities that are implemented and represented by the software and the design.
The scope of the offer and the functions of the design are created, content and requirements for its presentation are implemented and initially implemented on a preliminary basis. The team formulates structural and strategic alternatives to offer the client decision-making options and additional elements for the website. A market analysis completes the project so that the client objectively assesses the positioning of his company in the market, presents his brand according to the segment.
Based on the information of the analysis, a design draft is created. The company is to be presented in a personalized way, the web technology and an adequate user guidance are implemented. The functionalities of the page are also captured in the design as a whole. The software is created in its basic structures and architecture.
Programming begins, defined functions and each component of the design are translated into a concrete program code and executed. If there is a corresponding need, a graphical user interface is set up in addition to the program. This makes it easier for the user to handle the program for testing purposes.
The text editorial team creates the content, photos and graphic elements are added. Optimization for search engines and translations are further aspects of the design of the web presence.
The results are made available to the customer for interim acceptance. Upon approval, the software is implemented. The customer's existing test environment is the basis for the installation. If necessary, an adequate environment can also be realized by the provider.
The project is integrated into the existing conditions and modified if necessary. At this point of the project development the interaction with operating systems is optimized, databases are set up and the communication with other applications of the customer is realized.
Adaptation and integration into the hardware and software constellation is the condition for smooth operation and integrated functionality even of the newly added components.
All functions and components are now analyzed within the framework of a test plan and corrected if necessary. Any weaknesses identified are to be modified, and the test run is repeated until the problem-free runability of the application is guaranteed.
Integrated modules and special solutions requested by the customer are tested for their function. The display in different browsers and also on various end devices is tested and adapted.
Once all test procedures have been satisfactorily completed and the necessary corrections and adjustments have been made, acceptance by the customer takes place. This phase of the project also serves to record final changes and additions until finally all components of the software function smoothly. After all, the preparation of the content, the desired enhancements and conversions should meet the customer's expectations.
Even after successful realization of the project, it is important for us to obtain feedback from the customer. Often it is not until day-to-day operation that it is discovered that components should still be added or improvements are possible. If questions arise, we are always available to our customers and welcome cooperation even beyond the end of the project.