Questions and Answers

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

Joomla is a Content Management System (CMS), so it's designed for users to be able to update their own content. A Joomla website allows for two different types of login access - frontend and backend.

Backend access is where you go for 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". Frontend is more restrictive, which for many clients means "I can't break it", and this provides peace of mind.

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 website content via the frontend.

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