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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using A CMS

1) You can update your website on your own terms.

Let’s say you wanted to quickly add an event or image to one of your web pages. If your website was hand-coded by a third-party web development company, you’d have to ask them to add the item. Rather than being held hostage by your web development company, a CMS cuts out the middle man and enables YOU to update and edit the content of your website. You’ll gain the ability to make your website more dynamic, more to-the-minute, and more valuable to your visitors.

2) No HTML knowledge? No problem!

Your CMS will come with a WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get). If you know how to create a simple document in Microsoft Word, you’ll have no problem using your CMS to create web pages, blog posts, news articles and emails.

3) Redesigning your website won’t require a complete site overhaul.

With sites that are built on a CMS, the design is created separately from the content. So when you’re ready to change the look of your site, the old design can be lifted off and replaced with a new design with no problems.

4) Access the most up-to-date web functionality.

Any CMS worth its salt will provide users with frequent upgrades, as well as training tools on how to use new functionality. Many proprietary CMS will also come with a support team that users can call or email.

5) Manage your entire internet marketing strategy under one roof.

The best CMS will include everything you need to implement an integrative online strategy. Most CMS will include tools for SEO, email marketing, social media marketing and blogging. You can also use a CMS to create event registration forms, collect fees and donations, and store member information.

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