Freelance CMS Developer
Content Management Systems
Custom CMS Websites
Custom CMS websites are proprietary software solutions that are build to include the exact website functionality you need to manage your website content.
Custom CMS Development Services
With a custom CMS website, content management tools are coded to match the exact functionality you need. Anything built “custom” is going to cost more, than off the shelf solutions, but there are benefits.
What can you build with a custom CMS?
Custom CMS software development can range from something simple like updating text and images on your page, to developing proprietary web tools to meet unique needs of your business. Face it, having the right tools makes anything easier. I have been providing custom CMS development solutions for over 20 years, ranging from simple text editors to complex large scale management systems. See some content management systems examples I have built from scratch.
Examples of CMS Websites
Most of my web programming career has centered around building content management system websites. The majority of the work I do consists of building custom CMS websites from scratch, or using WordPress open source software to build needed functionality.
What people say about freelance
CMS website Development services
What is the best CMS? Well, it depends on the needs and requirements of your project. I can’t answer this question until I hear details about your project. Get in touch to get started.
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.
People contact me wanting me to tell them how to accomplish building their website. I can not simply tell you how to do it though. Compare this to asking a mechanic how to replace your carburetor. It takes years of experience to understand what needs done and be able to address all of the potential issues that could come up during development.
You can hire me as a freelancer to build a CMS for you to then manage your website content, but I can not tell you how to build it.
A big reason is control of your website. Using a content management system enables you to make updates to your website content easily and without the need of depending on a web developer.
Another reason is it is easier to manage and maintain.
For example, if you have a change that needs to be made in the menu on every page, using a CMS the change can be made in one piece of code.
If your website is “static” individual pages, you would have to edit the source code for every page on your site
Sure, I have converted many static HTML websites into CMS websites.
Sure, I have converted many other platforms to WordPress. A few examples include Opencart, Squirrelcart, Joomla and Magento.
A CMS website is software. All software needs to be maintained. WordPress requires more maintenance than a custom coded CMS.
WordPress requires ongoing maintenance of core code and plugins. 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. (All websites need maintenance, I am not implying that a custom website does not. Just not as much)
I can do just about anything with data.
But – the success of any project depends on how well you can communicate your needs to me. If we work well together, I can build just about anything.
Some examples of custom CMS solutions I have created
- Race car driver and standings tracking system
- Financial services auction system
- Real estate management CMS
- Food and wine pairing website
- Boxing/fight tracking and rating website
- eCommerce web applications
- Dozens and dozens more
WordPress vs Custom CMS
WordPress is the most popular open source CMS website solution with tens of millions websites built with it. For an experienced developer, custom CMS WordPress development can speed up making a website significantly.
Most websites I build I are created with WordPress (all of my personal websites are all built with WordPress). It can be customized with infinite features and functionality and is a great solution for most website projects. Read more about WordPress web development services I offer.