If you are looking to have a website developed for your organization, choose Expression Engine (EE), a CMS that offers one of the most stringent security measures for website contents and users. It provides various built-in framework and support for third-party security features such as Captcha verifications (a plug-in that determines whether a comment is computer-generated or not), content approval, e-mail verification and an audit trail. As a web development platform, it is adaptable to a wide variety of uses. It is suitable for community-oriented websites, such as community service groups, religious institutions, restaurants and schools. It can be used for professional services like engineering firms, lawyers, accountants, architects and designers. It has also been the tool of choice for some news portals, government services websites and corporate intranets. Examples include TheMalaysianInsider.com and Arkansas.gov.
Reasons for choosing EE
Developers and clients alike cite the following reasons why they prefer Expression Engine:
User security. Aside from the security features mentioned previously, EE also supports plug-ins for user security, such as log-in history and support for secure sockets layer. To help you manage your users’ activities you can also assign multiple administrators, require member activation, create member groups and manage user profiles.
Strong support. Another stand-out feature of EE is its dedicated technical support team, which is always ready to provide assistance. Other popular commercially available CMS’s only have their official forums to provide technical help.
Highly extensible. There are thousands of extensions and plug-ins available for download, both free and paid. More are being generated each day by EE’s active online community. All these, together with its ability to support third-party extensions and plug-ins, mean that the possibilities are beyond imagination for this CMS. Whether for a personal blog site, e-commerce, community forums or your company’s extranet, chances are that there are corresponding plug-ins available for it. If what you need cannot be sourced, your Expression Engine programmer can build one from scratch.
User-friendly. Thanks to the user-friendly control panel, all you need to focus on, as your website’s owner and administrator, is creating great web content. Use the panel’s robust features, such as admin logs, searchable content forums, site membership, data export and a blacklist and whitelist module to manage your contents.
EE Success Story
A cake shop/school in England was recording losses from their previous e-commerce platform-based website when they contacted a local web development company to fix their problem. The developer determined that though their website looked sleek on the outset, it did not fully satisfy the owners’ requirements. He thought that the website did not have the features to support the unique services of the business. It classified the business as just another seller of goods, when in fact they offered catering services and cake baking classes besides selling customized and special-celebration cakes.
To give each service the needed functions in their designated pages, while keeping the entire website uniformly themed and controllable by just one panel, the developer recommended three modules that were only available from EE. One of them, called Expresso Store, had a very organized stock management function. They also integrated Google Analytics eCommerce tracking which helped them further stabilize their design by identifying weak points in the purchasing system.
By properly categorizing and giving the appropriate treatment for each segment of the cake shop/school, Expression Engine saved the owners from financial ruin that could have caused them to abandon an otherwise lucrative source of revenue. They are happy to report that their year-on-year revenue comparison is more than six times bigger now than in the same month the previous year.
The Expression Engine development company stated that it is EE’s ability to preserve the unique identity of each business that convinced them to select it for their client.
Choose Expression Engine to get top-of-the-line security, strong technical support and a wide range of options for your CMS-based website. Contact an Expression Engine programmer today!