CASCADE TO WORDPRESS
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Cascade CMS is a cloud-based content management system that can help your business to create, edit, and manage content across the internet, intranet, and various portals. Unlike other content management systems, it is not a pre-built system that you can simply install and then use to immediately start building a website.
It’s a little more complicated to get up and running. So, you need to task someone with the administration and management of the platform in order to fully benefit from it. In fact, it would be best if you could designate the infrastructure maintenance and Cascade’s upkeep to individual parties. That way, all is taken care of by trained professionals. This includes the setup and maintenance of server hardware, DNS, data servers, system settings, permission settings, and much more.
WordPress is an open-source content management system that is very easy to download, install, and maintain. Unlike Cascade CMS, it requires no designated teams to ensure its usability and also doesn’t require you to be a web developer to make the most of it. In essence, anyone can start an online business using WordPress. This makes it an excellent choice for small and large businesses alike.
When it comes to usability, Cascade CMS is best utilized by content marketers and developers. As such, to get the most out of this content management system, it’s best to have someone on the team that knows how to navigate the technical aspects of building and maintaining a website.
Content marketers should be able to customize forms that are defined per page type, oversee all details relating to content ownership, and find and remedy broken links. When working on the content side of things, they can copy and post directly from Word and use the platform’s native image editor for basic cropping and resizing needs.
As a web developer, you should be fluent in or be willing to learn Velocity script in order to use this CMS to its fullest potential.
On the other hand, WordPress users require no advanced website knowledge to use the platform. Unlike Cascade CMS, it was made to cater to both novice and expert alike. This means you will be able to build and manage a website without any fuss – no matter your level of expertise.
With its drop and drag features, coupled with an easy-to-navigate interface, you can start anywhere. Then, you can always up-skill and scale your website as your online business grows.
Although Cascade CMS doesn’t offer any free versions of the software, it does offer a free trial. If you want to purchase the software, then you need to pay an annual fee. Pricing options vary, depending on a range of variables.
WordPress is an open-source content management system, which means it is absolutely free to use. The only variables that will add to your monthly fees are the hosting costs payable to the company that hosts your website, as well as any optional premium themes or plugins that you choose to buy.
You can create and manage professional websites in no time and with no extra costs. It is also simple and intuitive so you don’t have to spend extra to hire trained professionals to manage your website. This is extremely cost-effective for all types of businesses.
WordPress is significantly more affordable to use compared to most content management systems. By using it you can adjust your budget accordingly and invest in other areas of your business that need it more.
WordPress has a thriving online community. As such, there is a lot of free learning material out there that can help you to get a better grasp on the platform. Although formal training is hardly ever necessary, anyone can read up on the more technical side of the CMS. Simply download the numerous free read-me guides, or check out the many tutorials, or explainer videos online.
Although Cascade CMS offers great support, the individuals working with it will need more formal training. This platform caters to SME’s, start-ups, or agencies with technically-abled individuals on the team. Those individuals will have to partake in training programs created by Hannon Hill. This can occur on-site, in-office, or remotely with the session recordings provided at no additional cost.
While Cascade CMS does provide this training, it means that you can’t just get started on your own. WordPress’s intuitive features and vast online community makes it easy to start building or managing your dream website straight away.
Cascade CMS does offer several benefits. However, WordPress is one of the most flexible and versatile content management systems out there. So, if you would like to migrate from Cascade CMS to WordPress, contact WordHerd for a free quote.