Benefits of CMS?

I am currently building an online store with Freeway Pro 5. The product line is small for start, but could very well expand as the business expands.

I’m new to CMS…

Is a CMS necessary? Or I can I stick with FW5 for the time being? Should I go ahead and get my feet wet with a CMS program and be prepared?

What are the benefits for using CMS? Does CMS and FW5 work together? I’ve researched CMS programs like WordPress, Joolma, Drupal to name a few. Any better than the other regards to learning curve and functionality?

How does CMS work in relations to hosting? Is it a simple upload?

All feedback welcome. Thanks. -Dave


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is the store for yourself?

On Jul 21, 2010, at 3:45 PM, Dave wrote:

I am currently building an online store with Freeway Pro 5. The product line is small for start, but could very well expand as the business expands.

I’m new to CMS…

Is a CMS necessary? Or I can I stick with FW5 for the time being? Should I go ahead and get my feet wet with a CMS program and be prepared?

What are the benefits for using CMS? Does CMS and FW5 work together? I’ve researched CMS programs like WordPress, Joolma, Drupal to name a few. Any better than the other regards to learning curve and functionality?

How does CMS work in relations to hosting? Is it a simple upload?

All feedback welcome. Thanks. -Dave


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Yes.

However, I have a client who is interested in revamping their current website by implying CMS. I understand that CMS is popular for allowing clients to have access to the content, whatnot. It this the primary benefit of CMS?

I do not necessarily need a CMS for my store, correct?


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Dave, I use a store that is a markup item and is easily controlled by the client.

If u look at my site and under my website gallery… You will see 3 stores with that shopping cart.

I love ecwid.

Julie

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Yes.

However, I have a client who is interested in revamping their current website by implying CMS. I understand that CMS is popular for allowing clients to have access to the content, whatnot. It this the primary benefit of CMS?

I do not necessarily need a CMS for my store, correct?


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Very good! I’ll give it a look…one thing, where do I find your site?


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Silly me
Http://www.grassrootsweb.net

I u have any questions an u want to off line ask … Feel free to

J

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Very good! I’ll give it a look…one thing, where do I find your site?


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I agree they all are awesome about cms… But for a store it is not necessary

That’s where my suggestion was for… A store not needing cms…

J

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On Jul 21, 2010, at 16:42, Julie Maxwell Allen email@hidden wrote:

Dave, I use a store that is a markup item and is easily controlled by the client.
Www.ecwid.com

If u look at my site and under my website gallery… You will see 3 stores with that shopping cart.

I love ecwid.

Julie

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Yes.

However, I have a client who is interested in revamping their current website by implying CMS. I understand that CMS is popular for allowing clients to have access to the content, whatnot. It this the primary benefit of CMS?

I do not necessarily need a CMS for my store, correct?


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On Jul 21, 2010, at 2:45 PM, Dave wrote:

Is a CMS necessary? Or I can I stick with FW5 for the time being?
Should I go ahead and get my feet wet with a CMS program and be
prepared?

It depends on the type of features/functionality you want or need.

You can start with a static FW site and add a CMS later if you feel
you need it but honestly, given the variety of CMSs I would find one
that suits your needs and integrate it from the get-go.

What are the benefits for using CMS? Does CMS and FW5 work
together? I’ve researched CMS programs like WordPress, Joolma,
Drupal to name a few. Any better than the other regards to learning
curve and functionality?

You or anyone you authorize will be able to edit content from anywhere
without having to open up FW every time you need to make a change
plus, depending on the CMS, you have the potential to greatly increase
the functionality of your site through a modular architecture such as
plug-ins and/or modules. There are several that play nicely with FW,
that’s not so much of an issue.

The CMSs you mention are very capable but may also be overkill. There
are many other lightweight and user-friendly options besides the ones
you mentioned and there’s one for nearly every conceivable skill level
and requirement. For example, Perch, WebYep, MiniCMS and many more.

How does CMS work in relations to hosting? Is it a simple upload?

There is some extra work involved but it varies. Most CMS typically
require a MySQL database (hence the term, “database-driven” site) but
many of the more lightweight versions do not. PHP is also a server
must-have. Generally speaking it’s very manageable even if you’re not
used to dealing with such things.

Todd

Skype: toddbrilliant


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