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HTML to CMS Conversion Tips

By on Aug 23, 2016

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Some ideas on HTML to CMS conversion

OrangeCat CMS logoBusinesses want to be able to update their websites without the delay and expense of having a web developer do it for them. Do the simple stuff yourself and leave the more complicated things to the web developers.

WordPress is the most popular Content Management System (CMS), in use for 26.6% of websites and 59.4% of websites using a CMS. If your website is built using WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, CMS Made Simple or any of the many other CMSs, you can do your own updates right now.

If your web developer didn’t give you administrative access to your website content, ask them to do so and they will.

Perch logoSpeaking of CMSs WordPress and CMS Made Simple are the two easiest to use. Joomla and Drupal have a much steeper learning curve. So, unless you are a CMS wizard, I’d stick with one of the simpler ones.

But what if your website was built in HTML? In that case, you will need to know something about HTML and possibly JavaScript programming, FTP and a few more things to make updates.

If your HTML website is obsolete you should think about building a new one using WordPress.

But what if your current website design is up-to-date and you don’t want to spend $3,000-$15,000 to create a new one?

Pulse logoHere is where we can help you. There are a number of CMS solutions available to convert your HTML website. Several require you to open an account, pay a monthly fee and give them your FTP login and password. I do not recommend these. If they have your FTP info and their system gets hacked, where does that leave you?

The three I would recommend are Perch, OrangeCat CMS and Pulse. All three are low cost commercial products with a simple one-time pricing system to meet your needs.

Perch, OrangeCat CMS and Pulse all have their owns strengths, so your website would need to be evaluated before deciding which one is best for you.

With the software available today, there is no reason for you not to be able to do simple updates to your own website.

So take the first steps today. Have your website professionally evaluated and free yourself from website servitude.

1 Comment

  1. Michael

    September 19, 2016

    Thanks Bob for mentioning Pulse here and am glad it’s a solution you recommend! ???

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