Content Management Systems (CMS)
Confluence works with dozens of different Content Management Systems, with special expertise in the leading open source systems, including Drupal, Joomla!, Expression Engine and WordPress. Because of our breadth of experience, we can help you select the right system given your needs. Do you have a CMS-backed website and need technical support? We can help. Some of the types of projects we routinely perform include:
- Upgrading an existing website CMS to a newer version, We inventory the site, taking careful note of all customizations and extensions, and provide a not-to-exceed estimate
- Integrating a CMS with another application, providing single sign-on - for a membership management system, a shopping cart, or any other program requiring its own login
- Extending a CMS by adding new modules or extensions, for example, online payment, donation or other forms, event registration capabilities and social networking integration
Confluence works with WordPress as the preferred Content Management System (CMS) in a variety of difference scenarios, for example:
- The website already is implemented in WordPress – it rarely makes sense to move a site once it has been (well) implemented in any given CMS
- The site is mostly or completely a blog
- The site is very small, with highly non-technical users responsible for updating it
Confluence provides expert assistance in the creation of websites using the open source Content Management System, Drupal. From our perspective, the decision of whether to use Joomla! or Drupal depends on a variety of factors, such as:
- Expertise of the implementation partner
- Existing familiarity with one system or another
- Specific functional requirements
- Other systems that the CMS needs to integrate with
- Whether the website is already implemented in Drupal or not -- it rarely makes sense to move from one system to another if a big investment has already been made in one
For an extra-low-cost website project, we can help you choose a Drupal theme and customize it to be consistent with your mission, branding and preferences. Or, we can create a brand new Drupal theme from scratch.
Confluence is a national expert in the customization and programming of Joomla! Once open source Content Management Systems (CMS) became viable alternatives to custom or commercial alternatives, Confluence researched the options to choose the best platform to recommend, offer to our clients and be expert in. We choose Joomla!.
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