What features good CMS should provide ?
Whether you are web designer or developer, awareness about key features of CMS is necessary before integrating it to your website or suggesting to your clients. Content management system has eliminated a need of spending time for designer or developer to create new pages and manage content of the website. It provides simple user interface to manage and add pages or content in website. Open source CMS has made CMS common by making it available free of charge. Working as web designer or developer, there are few things you must consider to check which I am writing below.
How it generates URl
Sometimes it is being ignored by web developer and when it comes to analyze with aspect to Seo modification require. Some CMS doesnít provide dynamic to static rewriting by default which may get problems in easy indexing of website.
Flexibility in design of template
There would be same structure for the pages being generated from user inter face and as designer you should check whether it allow you good options for change.
Criteria for managing large content
Where there is a requirement of storing and managing large content which is going to divide in different categories and tags, it should provide different structure for storing and managing content.
Level of simplicity in programming custom database function
Most of the CMS provide basic database operation which may or may not suit to requirement. It should have facility to easily specify external database operation for website.
Suitability of CMS with aspect to SEO
Now implementing seo Meta tags and other changes are common requirement for website owners. CMS must provide plug-ins for specification.
How it manages deleted data and allows custom specification after deletion
Once any product or content get deleted, associate page should also get deleted and remove from database instead of firing some server error.
Facility to implement search functionality
In large websites, there should be search option which must provide accurate result.
Extra addons and available tools
Along with above requirement tools for hosting and efficient management which I havenít written above should get added. When you have two option with same features as per above explanation, extra free tools would be the option to make difference between them.