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When contemplating a new website there are a few considerations you should take into account. What do you want your website to achieve? Do you want to be able to make simple updates yourself? Should it be just a place to read about your business and services and view samples? Perhaps you want them to be able to login and doing something or buy a product or service? Is it just a simple landing page that just wants to give a message and then either send the viewer onto somewhere else of collect details?

These are just a few things you might want to consider.

Also you need to think about your audience and how and where they will be viewing your website. If in the office it is most likely that they will be using a full screen PC or laptop to view your website. If out and about then they may be viewing your website via a mobile device to tablet. Maybe you will get people visiting your site at different times of the day with different devices. Mobile devices are being use more often these days and it is come place to have a website react and display of all devices. These are often called either reactive or responsive websites.

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There are many systems now that help you build your website, add functionality and make editing easier to do yourself. These are called CMS (content Management Systems) websites. There are several popular CMS websites such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento and many more. Choosing the best CMS for you depends main aim of your website and if it needs to link to or be compatible with any other system you are currently using.

CMS website are great to allow you to login and edit your existing page content with little knowledge of web design. It’s almost as simple as editing a Word document. The CMS website allows users to login check and edit content on the website via you regular internet browser so no additional software is needed. There are also a host of additional features you can add to your website to add greater functionality. See the Features section for some of the most popular features that you can add to your website.

Using a CMS website you can change and edit just about any feature within the website. But this might be all a bit too much if all you want to do is edit or create posts on the site. Using different access levels you can open or lock-off certain features and areas on the site. These access levels can be assigned to individual users or groups.
Unfortunately CMS website are also vulnerable to attacks from hackers and people wanting to steal your data or use your website to send up spam emails. This is why it is important to keep all CMS software and plugins up to date to ensure site security. There are additional settings you can change or add to improve security but these all depend on the website. You can read more about maintaining your website in our website maintenance section.

 

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