There is no reason when you are looking for a website for your business that you should be limited to the number of pages on your site. When people call me about websites and ask how much per page I tell them to stop right there.
With a content management system (all of our sites have these) you can create an unlimited number of pages. Nobody should be charging you per pages. You may only want a few pages but that is your decision.
When you have this flexibility you open up a wide range of possibilities as writing lots of useful well written pages will help improve your visibility to search engines. The latest buzz word for this is content marketing but essentially writing excellent targeted website pages for your audience will help a lot to help you show up for your desired keywords on Google and Bing
What Does The System Allow Me Do?
The technical term for the system that allows you to add all these page is a CMS or content management system but what it means for you is that when you want to add, delete or modify a page on your website you can do this in seconds. The systems are easy to use and come with these features below (there are lots more)
- Edit all your pages easily in a simple interface
- Add pages with a one click
- Create your own blog or new section
- Modify your menus and add new menu items
- Add new users to do this editing.
- Add social media feeds
- Create a newsletter signup widget
- Email contact forms for specific markets
There is no added charge for the system , no added charge for the extra pages as you are creating them and you have complete control of your website.Once the site is designed and delivered you really don’t need to call us anymore.
What Systems Do You Use?
There are hundreds of different ones but don’t worry we just use 3 of the leading open source systems. Open Source is free software and in this case free doesn’t mean bad. It means reliable, well supported and upgraded with fixes and new features regularly. The ones we use are WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. These are all very user friendly and meet most of our customers needs out of the box.
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems in the world and one of the reasons is its ease of use. It comes with tons of features and plugins to expand the power of your website. Once a plugin is installed you can do a lot of things that in the past would have taken a lot of development to accomplish. Most plugins are free to use and have powerful features out of the box.
How Will I Learn to Use it?
WordPress and Drupal both come with excellent online documentation that is kept up to date as and when new releases come about. For instance look here on how to add a page to your site in WordPress and how to add pages in Drupal (this one has some nice visuals also.. The previous links are just some examples of documentation and there are hundreds of pages to help guide you through it.