CMS - Which one is best for me?

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CMS - Which one is best for me?

  1. 1. www.itsyourwork.com Jonathan Safir Monday, January 13, 14 www.socialarter.com Nate Malmgren
  2. 2. Content Management System Website editing without the know-how* Monday, January 13, 14
  3. 3. CMS Engineer + Style Designer = Website Monday, January 13, 14 + Content User
  4. 4. WHAT IS A CMS ?? (CONTENT separate from DESIGN) • • THEMES (design and styling) • WYSIWYG (you see it) • Monday, January 13, 14 ADMIN: back-end vs front-end PLUG-INS and EMBEDs (videos +)
  5. 5. CMS Engineer + Style Designer = Website Monday, January 13, 14 + Content User
  6. 6. WHICH CMS DO I CHOOSE ??? Monday, January 13, 14
  7. 7. WHICH CMS DO I CHOOSE ??? Monday, January 13, 14
  8. 8. Questions to Ask Yourself • Do-It-Yourself or hire someone? • What kind of website do you need? • Is the admin panel a pain to use? • What kind of support do you get? • Can you afford NOT to have it? • Are there any additional (or hidden) costs? - Adding extra pages, monthly fees, updates, design changes, your own domain name (URL), and other features .... Monday, January 13, 14
  9. 9. Shared, not owned. Open source sprouted in the technological community as a response to proprietary software owned by corporations. Monday, January 13, 14
  10. 10. HOW DOES OPEN SOURCE HELP ME? Is it free? WordPress and It’sYourWork use open-source AND proprietary components, allowing for more innovation in development: • Allows programmers to build themes, galleries and plug-ins • By standardizing the back-end, developers and users can focus on design and content your website project Open Source/CMS Proprietary Code Hand-coded HTML (static) - DESIGN - Custom AND template (dynamic) One-off Engineering - BACKEND - Streamlined Engineering $4,000 and up Monday, January 13, 14 - COST - $0 and up
  11. 11. To Review: What is Open Source? ✓ A Shared Language (Free / Shared Code) ✓ Developed and Maintained by the people who use it ✓ Reliable and Stable (Updated Frequently) ✓ Lots of Additional Plug-ins and Features ✓ No Additional Licensing Fees for Code Monday, January 13, 14
  12. 12. E-Commerce / Shopping Cart Solutions RSS / News Feed / Blog Subscriptions / User Database Monday, January 13, 14
  13. 13. E-Commerce / Shopping Cart Solutions RSS / News Feed / Blog Subscriptions / User Database Site Templates and Themes Plug-ins and Developer Tools Social Media Integration Mobile Friendly Monday, January 13, 14
  14. 14. Easy-to-Learn admin panel Awesome Galleries (Portfolios) Modern websites that work Monday, January 13, 14
  15. 15. Easy-to-Learn admin panel Awesome Galleries (Portfolios) Modern websites that work Show work to get work Custom design / one-on-one service Social Media Integration Mobile Friendly Monday, January 13, 14
  16. 16. OVERVIEW WHY YOU NEED A NEW WEBSITE Updating your site should be easy. Google is the new phonebook. Facebook only? You need both. Is it mobile-friendly? It is super affordable. Monday, January 13, 14
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  18. 18. You can view this online at: www.socialarter.com/presentation www.itsyourwork.com Jonathan Safir Monday, January 13, 14 www.socialarter.com Nate Malmgren

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