What is a Content Management System?
A Content Management System (CMS) is software that allows someone who does not know how to code to update their website and manage their online content. This powerful tool makes it much easier to make simple updates/edits to your website. Maintaining the site becomes a breeze without needing any knowledge of code, such as HTML or CSS. No more waiting 2 days for a developer to make small changes that should take a few minutes.
6 Reasons Why Your Law Firm Should Be Using A Content Management System:
- Make updates to your website easily. If you can handle editing a document on a word processor like Microsoft Word, then you can handle a CMS. It’s easy.
- Save money by making changes yourself instead of paying a coder to do it for you.
- Save time by making changes yourself instead of waiting on a coder to do it. They usually have other clients, too, and your request might be waiting in line.
- Search engines love fresh content. Having a CMS makes it easier for you to add pages to your site, such as blog posts, frequently asked questions, articles, recent case results or even updating your attorney bio page.
- You can have multiple users with their own login to help with updating the website.
- You can upload PDFs, images, videos and a variety of other files.
Why WordPress Is Our CMS Of Choice For Lawyers
We have worked with many different CMS’s over the years such as Drupal, Joomla, Modx, WordPress and a few other custom-built CMS’s. After having worked with a variety of the more popular CMS’s we quickly realized WordPress was our favorite.
- WordPress is the world’s most popular CMS. The stats are mind bending. Check out these WordPress Stats.
- Being so popular, it has a huge support and development community, which can be great for troubleshooting any issues that may come up.
- Just about any feature/functionality you could ever want has been created for WordPress. They have an ever-growing list of plugins that can further extend WordPress’s capabilities.
- It has an easy-to-use back end. Some CMS’s have back ends that are extremely robust and easy to get lost in, not to mention break things.
- WordPress itself is free.