Selecting a CMS for your new website

One of the things I love most about websites today?

The ability to manage your website content is at your fingertips.

The availability of Content Management Systems (CMS) means you can control and manage your own content, which makes for the most updated websites possible! What’s not to love?!

Whether you choose Wix, Weebly, SquareSpace, Shopify (like Ilise) or WordPress (like me), you’ll never have to rely on anyone else to update your content again (unless you want to, of course).

In my latest post, I share (as objectively as possible), things to consider when choosing a Content Management System, including:

  • Your technical interest and capabilities. If you’re not interested in learning WordPress or hiring a professional and want to do it yourself, it may be easier to use Weebly, Wix, SquareSpace or Shopify.
  • Your willingness to fit inside a template. Weebly, Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify templates may constrain you and force you to adapt to a pre-existing template. WordPress allows you to do anything you want…a completely custom design.
  • Security, software updates and maintenance. Who is going to handle this stuff? Weebly, Wix, SquareSpace and Shopify handle these things for you—whereas with WordPress, you’ll most likely need to hire someone to employ a maintenance plan.

See all the things to consider in my latest blog post:
7 Considerations When Choosing a CMS

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Hi, I’m Jill, a web designer/developer who partners with talented designers, copywriters, and agencies on their websites, and their client’s sites. I’m passionate about crafting beautiful and innovative WordPress websites focused on clear positioning and positive user experiences. See my work & get my free report, Get Your Website Done: 12 Actionable Steps for Designers.