All of our websites are powered by a content management system. This allows our clients to manage, edit and 'own' their content. It also allows us to create a customized author experience for them so they can manage the content their way.
We've worked with different systems like Drupal, WordPress, ExpressionEngine and Craft CMS. More and more, we find ourselves going to Craft CMS as our favorite platform for content management and here's why.
Craft ships with several types of entries like singles, channels, and structured content. This quickly allows you to set up content according to your site's needs.
Craft's Matrix field allows for almost any customization you can imagine. This enables you to build out a unique publishing experience that perfect for your content.
File management in Craft is one of the best built-in systems we've ever used. The file manager is simple, loads quickly and doesn't require you to click multiple times to view or upload files.
You can also set up various user permissions and manage which users can access what.
Craft supports publishing workflows natively. No need for additional plugins or add-ons. Simply set up user groups and their permissions and you're set.
Craft CMS has worked hard to have an intuitive control panel to manage your website. This extends to all views and interactions like the plugin store, section administration, field management screens, and entry/post screens. The system is clean, simple and easy to use.
Craft CMS' built-in live preview is the icing on top of the cake. The live preview allows you to make and view changes to your page in real-time.
Craft has an active community that features high caliber developers making some great plugins that extend the system. Craft's documentation includes robust information for developing your own plugins to meet your specific needs.
eCommerce is seamless with Craft Commerce. Craft's native addon "Commerce" is the perfect solution for an eCommerce website.
When we've trained or transitioned a client on their website powered by Craft, they often react with a "Wow, that's much easier than I imagined it would be" type of response.
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