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Frequently Asked Questions

We build all sorts of websites, some very simple and others extremely complex. This means some websites are very easy for a client to update, and some will require a bit more practice.

SaaS websites are designed to be really easy to use. In most cases they are drag & drop, and you're clicking directly on the view that everybody else sees.

CMS websites are designed for multiple users to be able to update and share content. Because a Joomla website includes built-in ACL, user access can be customised.

A Joomla website allows for two different types of login access - frontend and backend.

Backend access allows full administrator access, and some of the more complex 3rd party extensions are only written for backend administration. Additionally, most configuration options can only be done in the backend. Backend access looks like a dashboard. We often describe it as being like a filing cabinet - there are a multitude of drawers, and within each drawer can be a multitude of extensions. This allows for very powerful and sometimes very complex websites.

However, some business owners have simpler requirements and only want to add content here and there, and have somebody else manage the website maintenance for them. For those clients, frontend access is best. The frontend is what the public sees without logging in. When an admin logs in to the front end, they will find additional options, including "edit". It's possible to really lock down frontend access, and for many clients this means "I can't break it" which provides peace of mind and confidence.

When we first meet with you to discuss your requirements, part of that will be to assess what level of edit access you're going to need.

Click here to read our blog post announcing frontend content editing.

The video below demonstrates how easy it is to manage content in a Joomla CMS via the frontend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.