Professional CMS Development

Content management systems, or CMS’s, are a modern and maximally simple means of delivering content to end users. They harness contemporary practices such as drag and drop designing abilities, hardened security and practical search engine optimization. WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Blogger, etc., are all examples of CMS’s. They provide a means for non-technical people to maintain and administer web sites, and for those of use who have some technical prowess, a framework to create advanced functionality without having to worry about the common methods, interfaces and functionality.

This is an area where Coastal Web shines the brightest. We have decades of experience with these systems. If you need help upgrading to the latest versions from outdated, legacy versions, or migrations from one system to another (such as Joomla to WordPress), we are here to help. We will make the process as quick and painless as possible and you’ll be ready to start serving new content on the latest and greatest system of choice in no time.

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Coastal Web's developers are pros at CMS migrations. Our most common job is migrating Joomla to WordPress, so let us make it as painless as possible for you.

CMS Migrations

If you are unhappy with your current system or you want to try something different, our CMS migration services are here to help. We can help you decide which system will work best for you and move your pages and data with ease. You will never experience any downtime, as we work strictly on development servers until the migration is ready for release, and all of your current data will be maintained. We pride ourselves in matching common plugins across different architectures and managing the process of data migration between the different systems.

A common migration we get asked about is from Joomla to WordPress. The extensibility, adaptability and ease of use of WordPress is unparalleled, and, as a result, WordPress has grown to dominate CMS market share. This is in stark contrast to a few years ago, leaving many people with outdated sites they are ready to change but don’t know where or how to start. A CMS migration can be a complex and difficult process if you don’t know what you are doing, but don’t worry, there is hope. Coastal Web is here to help. We make these kinds of jobs look easy. You’ll have an awesome, modern WP site with all your original data quickly and without any down time, so if you’re ready to make the switch, give us a shout and we will guide you through it.

Custom Plugins

The beauty of CMS frameworks are their extensibility. The CMS itself provides a framework of basic functionality so you can perform simple operations such as adding/editing/removing content, media, and users, but the real magic is the ability to extend upon that basic framework and create something more powerful or custom-tailored to your needs. These extensions come in the form of plugins, modules and components. Coastal Web’s developers are pros when it comes to creating these extra functions. We have experience developing custom plugins for document sharing, task-recording, billing, data reporting, IDX/MLS for real estate markets, you name it we can create it. If you’re looking to enhance the power of your CMS and take its functionality to the next level, get in touch with us. Our CMS development team is ready to make your CMS work for you!

Coastal web's custom CMS development team is ready to help you modify your framework to work for you!
Coastal Web has web designers and developers ready to design and implement a custom built theme into your CMS framework that will work across all platforms. Creative, professional design + modern, intelligent development.

Custom Modern, Responsive Theme Development

CMS frameworks also provide a ready-to-use, full customizable platform to develop the user interface of the site, known as the theme or template. A general design is created and implemented and then used by the framework across all of the pages and across all devices. Modern themes are responsive, mobile-first designs as the majority of web site visitors are using mobile browsers to view your site and Google gives preference to sites that adhere to this design principle in SEO. Coastal Web has great designers on standby, ready to help you bring your idea into a reality. Our web designers will take your input, any images/logos you may have and they will design beautiful, modern designs that are passed on to our developers to turn into code. If you want a creative, modern, professional web site design implemented on a modern CMS framework, you’ve found the right place. We are here to design and develop your custom CMS themes and templates and let you focus on the important stuff, like filling these designs with content!