Understanding CMS Issues.
In the last lesson, I talked about some CMS features, you should consider when you pick CMS In this lesson, I want to talk about CMS issues that equally important features that often overlooked until CMS is installed and use. So make sure pay to close attention.
First, take a close look at the security offered by your CMS. Having your site is hacked the last thing you want. Especially in E-Commerce that is a component of your site where you store the client information.
- Sites can contain sensitive information that can be vulnerable to hackers.
- Unless you have specific technical knowledge, judging security can be difficult.
- Read community forums carefully to see how often security issues arise.
- Having a security consultant review your CMS choice is a wise investment.
- The ability to find content is one of the most critical components of successful sites.
- As you test a CMS out, pay attention to how well the search features work.
- Test it for both the speed of searches as well as the ability to search in multiple ways.
- Look at how results are displayed and whether or not you can customize them.
- Do you need all content, such as PDF or Word files, to be indexed?
- Is the code lean, standards-compliant and accessible?
- Poorly generated code will impact site performance.
- Generated URL’s should be SEO friendly.
- Read the license agreement closely.
- License fees are often per-seat, which can greatly impact the final cost.
- You may be limited in how you can modify or extend the source code.
- Don’t assume that an open-source system has the GNU GPL license.
- Check the type of documentation available for the systems you’re reviewing.
- Look for detailed documentation that is written in a clear style.
- Well written install and quick-start guides can be very helpful when starting out.