CMS Website Development
database driven content management system websites
CMS Development Services
As a freelance CMS developer, I provide web programming services with PHP & MySQL databases. CMS development services I offer include custom CMS development from scratch and custom WordPress CMS development.
Custom CMS Solutions
WordPress is the most popular open source CMS website solution with tens of millions websites built with it. For an experienced developer, custom WordPress development is “easy”. Most websites I build I are created with WordPress (all of my websites are all built with WordPress). It can be customized with infinite features and functionality and is a great website solution for most website projects. Read more about WordPress web development services I offer.
Sometimes WordPress can be overkill for a project. By this I mean you simply may not most of the features that WordPress offers. Other times it would be more effort to make the needed project functionality work in WordPress so I offer a custom CMS development too. With a custom website, content management tools are coded to match your exact functionality you need. There is no code bloat with features built in already that you won’t use. Website security is much less of an issue (when coded properly) with a custom website. (WordPress requires ongoing maintenance to stay secure.)
Custom CMS vs WordPress
Which one is the best solution for you? Well, it depends. I can’t answer this question until I hear details of what you want to build. Usually there are a few reasons that I will recommend a custom database solution over a customized WordPress website.
- I may make a recommendation to build a custom CMS when it would be more complicated for me (and more expensive for you) to integrate your unique project requirements into WordPress rather then custom website development.
- You only need a simple CMS for your website. I may make a recommendation to create a custom CMS for you if you have very specific functionality needed and do not need all of the bells and whistles built into WordPress.
- WordPress requires some ongoing maintenance. Sometimes my clients don’t want to deal with this. WordPress requires ongoing maintenance to keep the code and your website secure. Custom websites are not as prone to getting hacked as WordPress is. This is not because WordPress is not secure, but because there are so many millions of websites that run WordPress. This makes it easier for hackers to exploit many websites quickly when a vulnerability is found. You can read more about WordPress security and maintenance here.