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Content Management Systems (CMS)

The majority of websites that Blue Water Media builds provide the ability for owners and administrators to manage their website content in real time – this is a best practice for websites as fresh content engage users.

When it comes to content management systems, there are many options available. Before selecting a content management system, it helps to define your website's goals. For example, if you want to build a blog or easily post articles to your website, you may want to use a simple blogging platform like WordPress. If you have more complex site needs, such as managing multiple authors across different sections of a site, you may want to use a more robust system like PHP-based Drupal or Joomla! or a .NET option, such as Ektron or Sitecore. If you have requirements that cannot be satisfied with an existing content management system, it might be more appropriate for the Blue Water Media team to develop a custom solution to meet your project objectives.

Blue Water Media will work with you to understand your website needs and recommend a content management system that satisfies you goals and simplifies your processes. We understand that your staff may have varying levels of experience with information technology, and we will only recommend content management systems that are friendly to users of varying experience levels. Blue Water Media will provide full training to key staff members as part of any implementation to ensure you fully understand how to manage your site.

Blue Water Media typically offers the following content management systems:



Drupal is a fast-growing open-source content management platform powering millions of applications and websites across the web. Drupal can be used to build anything from a personal blog to an enterprise application and allows users to easily organize, manage, and publish content with an endless variety of customization options. Because Drupal is an open development model (i.e., free to download and share) people are constantly working to ensure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest technologies the web has to offer.



Joomla! is one of the most powerful open-source content management systems on the market. It is used all over the world for everything from simple websites to complex corporate applications. Joomla! Is easy to manage and reliable, but for many people, the true power of Joomla! lies in the application framework that makes it possible for thousands of developers around the world to create powerful add-ons and extensions.



WordPress is a state-of-the-art open-source publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. This publishing software emphasizes ease of use, speed, and a great user experience. In addition, WordPress has an active community with hundreds of people all over the world working on improving its features and user experience. Contact Blue Water Media to learn more about our content management system solutions.



The Waterfall system is a custom built SAAS (Software as a Service) platform that allows multi-unit businesses to build and manage a corporate website as well as an unlimited amount of franchise, affiliate, retail, or localized websites. Each corporate site as well as localized site has the flexibility to be managed and customized/personalized by corporate or local administrators alike. This empowers the local units of an organization to manage their web presence on a local and personalized basis, while still offering corporate the ability to enforce quality standards. Additionally, the Waterfall platform has a tremendous amount of enterprise business software built into it that allows an organization to manage its local units from a leads, sales, and income tracking and reporting perspective.



Ektron delivers innovative web content management software and digital experience management software that transforms the way people experience the web. Ektron can be used to create websites, mobile websites, apps, marketing campaigns, portals and intranets. The software is also able to personalize, analyze, and optimize content delivery across digital channels.



Designed for both the developer and end user, SiteFinity is an ASP.NET-based web content management and collaboration system. SiteFinity is used for the construction and management of commercial websites, community portals, intranets and more to provide the most comprehensive development platform possible.



A leading web content management platform for .Net, DotNetNuke (DNN) powers over 700,000 production web sites worldwide. In addition to functioning as a web application development framework, DNN offers custom app development with an open API, is easy to use, and has low start-up costs and rapid deployment times.



Sitecore's Web Content Management System (CMS) software helps organizations create and keep up-to-date dynamic, full featured websites of all types. With an intuitive ease of use, the CMS leads the industry in flexibility, scalability and ability to integrate with your marketing organization, systems and developer investment. The Sitecore CMS complies fully with the Worldwide Web Consortium's open Internet standards, for example SOAP (web services) and XML, and are committed to Microsoft's .NET technology. Sitecore has been touted in the Leader's quadrant in the "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management".

To learn more about how Blue Water Media CMS solutions can streamline website administration and time to market, contact us today for a free consultation.


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