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Adam Smallman
Adam Smallman
4,182 Points

Content Management Systems

Hi guys, I have been asked more and more if I can offer a client a Content Management System for their website. All good and well, I have been looking around online and WordPress's name keeps coming up!

Along with many others, My clients are not website code savoy. So they wanted a way that they could edit their website without asking me to do it for them.

Is Wordpress something that could help with that? Since Treehouse teaches WordPress I thought it would be the best option to go for!

I have put this off for way to long already! So I think I should get down to it for my customers!

Thank you guys for any help!

5 Answers

I highly recommend checking out the hosted version of Barley. It might seem a bit pricey to some, but the ease of use for clients, easy templating, and support are well worth the price. It is by far the easiest CMS i've come across for clients to update on their own.

Hayden Taylor
Hayden Taylor
5,076 Points

Yes Wordpress would help with that. It is almost strictly based off the quality of the theme they use. Like most content management systems a lot of it boils down to quality of the theme being used. I recommend Wordpress because it is used the most and offers the best security. Wordpress back end is fairly straight forward as well.

I Do Not recommend Joomla although the easiest to setup, code and deploy. Joomla has weak security, sloppy back end and over complicates things.

If the site is massive Drupal might be worth a look at.

Tom Bedford
Tom Bedford
15,645 Points

I have found Perch to be the easiest for my clients to learn. You can also easily retrofit existing static sites without needing to create a "theme" for it like with WordPress.

Matt Campbell
Matt Campbell
9,767 Points

WordPress is great. It's easy to learn and seemingly had no ceiling on what it can do if you really get into the nuts and bolts of it. WordPress 3.8 is sensational and the WP team are working seriously hard to make WordPress a pure CMS rather than a blogging platform that does CMS.

Grab one of the many front end editing plugins that's going to help clients as well. http://wordpress.org/plugins/front-end-editor/screenshots/ is one.

Maria Cuan
Maria Cuan
4,500 Points

Wow, Barley is a great CMS. They even have a plug in for wordpress, so you can simplify the wordpress experience for your clients.

I've never used the WP plugin, but if it's awesome as their hosted option then it will be great. It really is one of the best content editing experiences I've had, and it's extremely easy to take static pages and turn them into Barley templates.

Also Maria Cuan your personal site is fantastic. It's got a very unique look to it.