Which CMS is right for you?

Posted by Jennay Wangen on 07/13/2017

Which CMS is right for you?

Updating your website with a content management system (CMS) should be easy. That’s why we built our own powerful, content management system: JavelinCMS. Even though we are quite fond of our JavelinCMS (and so are 700 of our hosted clients), we understand a proprietary CMS is not the right solution of some of our clients, that’s why we also offer website development in WordPress.

Advantages of JavelinCMS

  • Easy to deploy custom programming features
    JavelinCMS was specifically developed to allow our developers to create, test and deploy custom application quickly. Many of our clients have business applications that are specific and unique to their operations – applications that can’t be solved just by selecting a 3rd party plug-in.
  • Control of page content layout
    Through the use of stacking modules, you can easily control the layout of the content on your page. These separate modules allow you to add many different types of content and formatting options on a single page - like a paragraph on top of an image gallery on top of some bulleted lists, and more. Plus, you can simply drag and drop the order of the modules for ultimate control of how the page content is formatted.
  • File storage organization
    Javelin’s Upload Manager allows you to create a folder/storage system that’ll work for you. When you’re sorting through hundred of images (or files), simply click through the folders you set up to find exactly what you’re wanting.
  • Advanced troubleshooting and support
    Since we built Javelin, we can offer advanced troubleshooting and support for its features. This eliminates the need to turn to online forums to see if anyone else is experiencing (or has found a solution to) your same issue. Our support team is just a call or email away.

Advantages of WordPress

  • Add on functionality with plugins
    There are thousands of plugins available to be added at any time for just about anything you can imagine. They all vary in features, and it can take a lot of research to find the ‘right’ one for you and your needs. Plugins can be free, freemium, or paid. Just make sure you keep them up-to-date.
  • Various ecommerce platform options are available for free
    Does your business focus on selling a product? There are many highly-rated plugins available for free to add onto your site that allow you to easily set up all of your products (physical goods or digital downloads) to be sold on your website. Depending on your payment gateway or product requirements, you may have to purchase additional plugins or extensions to make your ecommerce set up exactly what you need.
  • You can access and edit source files
    From your administrative login, you can edit the theme files to customize the styling and information on your site. If you’re familiar with HTML or CSS, this may really appeal to you.

Advantages of both JavelinCMS and WordPress

  • Easy-to-use content and site editing features
  • Can be upgraded or customized based on your needs
  • Safe and secure hosting on Back40 cloud servers
  • Add as many users and pages as you want
  • Built-in blogging tools
  • Search engine friendly
  • Ecommerce options
  • Integrates easily with popular payment gateways

Whether you decide on JavelinCMS or WordPress for your website, rest assured that Back40 has the experience and know-how to design, develop, and manage your website project. Or, if you’re unsure which CMS is right for you, we can help with that, too.

Contact us, and let’s get started on your website project today.