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DIY site updates

by Darrell Kingsley last modified Mar 26, 2014 05:47 PM
If you want to update your site yourself, then you need the Beetlebrow content management system (CMS). You get total control over your web site though an easy-to-use web-based interface, with no software to install.

A good CMS gives you the ability to add and remove pages from your site, add new sections, and move pages and sections around the site. While you do this, it automatically updates the navigation so every change in the site is reflected in the navigation menu.

At the same time, the CMS gives you the ability to edit the text on your page via a Word-like interface, with familiar B (bold) and I (Italic) formatting icons, along with left right and centre alignment, bulleted lists etc. You can also add links to pages elsewhere in the site or on other sites.

As well as editing the text, a decent CMS should also give you the ability to upload images which will then be automatically resized to fit the layout of the pages on which the images are displayed.

The Beetlebrow CMS does all this and much more. To update your site, you just log in and start editing, there's nothing to install, and because it's web-based, you can access it from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.

As well as giving you complete control over your site, the Beetlebrow CMS allows you to plug in extra gizmos and functionality without bringing the site down or developing a whole new system. It's a bit like Lego - if you want to add a blog to your site, we just plug it in for you and away you go. It's that simple.

If you want to find out more about the technology underlying our CMS, visit our page on Plone and Zope. If you'd like more general information on the types of web site you might consider, read this page. Otherwise click on the "What do you need" link in the navigation to take a look at our range of services, or on "Get a quote" to see how much or how little you have to spend to get all this.

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