One of the major elements that entrepreneurs and businesses take into consideration when selecting the best e-commerce platform for their online retail store is its functionality regarding customers, order and product management. Apart from offering the usual product catalogs on their online stores, some entrepreneurs take the value on providing their customers with an enhanced on-site user experience. This makes it equally important for them to select an e-commerce platform that offers a highly efficient CMS.
One of the best choice for entrepreneurs who are looking for a platform that offers not only customers, order and product management but also content management system (CMS) is Magento Development.
However, there are still some business owners who are apprehensive about the flexibility of the default functionality of the Magento CMS. This is why some of them integrate the use of Magento as well as of other e-commerce and content management platforms like Drupal, WordPress and Joomla.
Unlike popular belief, Magento actually offers a highly functional CMS. As a proof to this probe, discussed below are some Magento functionalities.
For the eCommerce store pages that are not included in the catalog-product-checkout flow, the CMS pages can be used. These kinds of pages may include both complex and simple pages. Complex pages are those media-rich pages while the simple ones usually contain only text like the terms and conditions page.
Creating CMS pages with Magento can easily be done even without being knowledgeable about HTML or coding. The WYSIWYG or What You See Is What You Get feature allows you to see how the text, images, media, widgets and CMS blocks would look like after adding them to the page. CMS also allows users to set their own chosen URL path as well as to add meta information.
CMS Widgets allows users to add different elements on the page using special formats. It can be added to the CMS blocks and CMS pages. Among the handy CMS Widgets that Magento Development offers are maps integration, best sellers widget and rotating logos.
CMS Blocks are more like a page but can not be independently accessed. These blocks should be inserted into the System Page, CMS Widget, Product, Catalog or CMS Page to be able to appear on the site. CMS Blocks can be inserted in many regions and pages on the website.
If CMS widgets, CMS Pages and CMS Blocks are not enough to meet the needs of the users' online store, they can be able to find comfort and solution from the available Magento Extensions which helps the particular functionality of the platform. For instance, the most commonly requested Webforms and AWBlog functionalities which users can use without having to pay for the additional cost.