The Page Manager: Dynamic Content on the Fly

Have you ever experienced the nuisance of wanting to change something in your website but not being able to deal with the confusion of coding? Worry no more, the page manager is here.

Static websites are history. Practice administrators are now looking for ways to easily update and add content to their web pages. Hand-coded updating is tedious, so if the administrator has a limited grasp of programming and markup languages, it can only be handled by the developer.

If you’ve ever experienced hunting down your designer just because you want to change a single link, sentence or word on your website, you know the frustration of waiting yet another day for changes to reflect on your site.

Fortunately, content management systems – or CMS – are available for practitioners who want to have more control over the content of their websites. A browser-based page manager simplifies the process of editing web pages through rich-text and WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editors.

Choosing fonts, formatting paragraphs, and adding tables and columns become simpler. Most CMS platforms include tools for easy uploading and cropping of photos and hassle-free video embedding. Pages and links can be added and deleted with a click of a button.

Some CMS frameworks can even let non-techies manage search engine optimization easily by updating search keywords and publishing articles and pages seeded with these keywords. The production workflow can be managed by the system, which accepts remote edits from several contributors under a copy editor.

What are your experiences with page managers? Do you have specific CMS platforms to recommend?

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3 Responses to The Page Manager: Dynamic Content on the Fly

  1. J. Stewart says:

    I use WordPress for my design website, though I think that proprietary CMS is best for medical websites because of the custom requirements.

  2. diana fallon says:

    wordpress, and sometimes joomla, though i do use proprietary CMS for some of my clients.

  3. medcandy says:

    @J: We use WordPress for several medical practice blogs because of the useful plugins for SEO, galleries, and so on.

    @diana: We also have a unique search-engine compliant CMS platform developed by MedCandy.

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