Software that puts "Content" first
Since Craft CMS was launched in 2013, it's been rapidly adopted by web developers who previously only worked with systems such as Wordpress, Joomla and ExpressionEngine. As web designers, we feel that Craft's appeal comes from it's ease of use, application versatility and it's complete lack of design restrictions. This makes it the perfect platform for designing simple one-page websites through to large, multi-faceted member sites.
Over the time we've worked with Craft, we've been impressed by it's reliability, the rich number of "out of the box" features it has to offer and the way our clients have been able to learn how to use it with virtually no training. Part of this has to be due to how quick and easy Craft makes it to customise the CMS for our clients.
Providing a full feature overview of Craft is virtually impossible but below we've outlined some of the standout features many people would be interested in. However, the Craft CMS website is also a great place to visit to get a deeper understanding of what this software is capable of and whether it's the right tool for your next web project.
Edit in Real Time
Watch your edits as you make them using Craft's Live Edit tools. It's the best way to preview your work before you publish it.
Easy to Use
When we build a Craft site, we match it to your needs. That means that when you go to use it, everything makes sense as it's be customised, just for you.
Whilst the Craft CMS code isn't under a GNU license, it is open source in every way. Furthermore, it makes fantastic use of other open source projects like Twig and runs on PHP and Maria SQL (or MySQL).
Modular & Extendable
Craft does a lot right out of the box but if there's a feature where it falls short, you can plugin a 3rd party module or write something custom.
Working on a new page but don't want to go live? Save a draft. Craft can even be extended to include a full workflow system so that all edits are approved before they go live.
Craft's user management system is extensive and really flexible. Users can be managed in groups and their actions can be restricted on both the front-end and back-end making it a perfect system for larger enterprises.
CMS software can be the cause of many sites being hacked. At Blis we only choose software with impecable reputations for security and Craft is up there with the finest.
When something is buggy, you want to know there's a professional team waiting to help you get it fixed fast. The Craft team are brilliant and providing quality support whenever you need it.
Used by Leading Companies
Netflix, Intel, Salesforce, Oakley and more have all used Craft CMS.
Wish you could undo the last three saves? Luckliy, Craft keeps a long list of your save points, allowing you to go back in time and resurect an old edit.
The Craft CMS developers are reknown for their file management software. Upload multiple files at once, link to PDFs, browse your image thumbnails or rapidly search via a keyword.
Craft CMS has a full, first party E-Commerce solution which allows any Craft CMS website to expand to online sales whenever the need arises.
Craft CMS has been designed to welcome an international audience and part of that means providing the tools to translate part or all of your website from one language to another.
Quite often our ciients will want to pull in content from other parts of their website. Craft has a tool just for this. It allows you to find content you've create before and link to it from other parts of your site.
One of the biggest issues CMS software is how rigid they make laying out a new page. Craft greatly improves on this by allow you to chose from different blocks of content, so you can create the page you want to.
No "lock in"
Craft CMS is used by developers worldwide. This just means you can have you have the freedom to change your web company whenever you wish.
One time license fee
Craft CMS is a commercially developed application and is regularly updated and maintained. All of this for just a one time license fee.
Craft has been designed from the ground up to work perfectly in a multi-environment situations. This means that new features can be developed and properly tested before being published live.