Lisa with client

Content Management

Want to do your own site updates?

We would be happy to do all your maintenance for you, but we realize many clients want to be able to make their own site updates.

We provide a number of different maintenance options to choose from. See which one is right for you.

Many of our clients are interested in updating their site content themselves. Based on the kinds of content you will need to update, along with the complexity of your website, we will recommend one of three options, or a combination of options.

Our Custom Content Management System

One of the biggest benefits of having a full-time database programmer on board is that we can set up a Content Management System for you that offers all of the features you need, and none of the features you don't need. Because we can streamline it to meet your exact needs, it's extremely easy to use. It's so intuitive that even if a long time goes by between making site edits, you can log back in and immediately remember how to do it.

Our custom CMS will allow you to:

  • Add and delete pages, and move them around in your navigation.
  • Edit all page content, including text, images, links to external websites, links to documents (such as PDFs). You can also embed YouTube or Vimeo videos into your pages.
  • Toggle pages between being visible or invisible, should you want to keep pages in your database of pages but not always have them live on your site.
  • Set unique meta title and description tags for each page of your website to improve your search engine ranking.
  • Your Google analytics code will be automatically embedded in the html of each page that you generate using the content management system. This will allow you to check in on how your website is being used.
  • We will also program in any other features you need.
Our Custom Content Management System

WordPress

Another option is for us to build your entire site using WordPress as the updating engine. The site will look the same as if we did not integrate it into WordPress, but WordPress will be the engine behind it. If we go this route, you will also have the ability to update all of your site content. The only drawback is it is a little tougher to learn – not quite a point and shoot as the above detailed content management system. Nevertheless, it is a good, solid and easy-to-expand program that we often recommend to our clients based on their needs.

Content management using Wordpress

Custom Database

We wouldn't suggest developing an entire website off a database, but for certain sections/pages on your site a database may be a good solution.

An obvious use for a database is for e-commerce and catalog sites. Being able to easily add, update or delete products would be easily handled using a database.

The Siletz Tribal Language Project Site has a intensely rich information section of their site that is constantly adding new information. Using a database they access from a web-based admin system makes it easy for them to populate these pages.

Example of a Database admin Screen

Getting Started

Give us a call. We'd like to talk with you, understand your needs, get to know you. There’s no obligation.
541-574-4432

If you’d prefer, send Lisa an email.
info@grayswebdesign.com

"We came to Lisa Gray with a desire to modernize our online presence, and add the ability to pay membership dues online, as well as order tickets for our fundraising events.  Lisa went above and beyond in all areas and we are delighted with the outcome!“
– Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses

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