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PostCMS is a next-generation content management system, engineered by ELITEX for one of the biggest Italian media corporations – Il Sole 24 Ore. While able to work with any kind of content, it was designed to be very fast and focused on search engines.
While there are many content management systems (CMS) on the market, none of them met the needs of our customer perfectly. Working in the newsroom and knowing the daily challenges of journalists and editors, the author of the project’s idea decided to build something completely different.
The customer needed to develop a CMS based on six principles:
The product has to work seamlessly on modern devices, allowing editors and contributors to produce content without delays and distractions.
2. Simple UX
Light, easy to navigate, showing options only when they are needed, not cluttering the UI/UX unnecessarily.
3. Think SEO first
Search engine optimisation is a very important factor for websites. The CMS must present all required information to search engines so that pages can rank higher.
4. An efficient collaboration tool
They needed a strong, surefire solution for multiple people working on the same content remotely.
5. Desk functionality
For example, the ability to set statuses for the content and advanced permissions.
6. A perfect match for the existing software complex
The new system should work well and be easily integrated with existing software – Salsify frontend and ImageX media library.
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As the project required a flexible approach, the team decided to work based on a scrum methodology, having two-week-long sprints. New developments were continuously deploying to the cloud, so the result could be seen immediately.
From concept to final product, ELITEX has been a precious resource for our company and the mind behind our content management system. It is not all about the great knowledge in web programming, ELITEX guys take their role further. They offer their ideas and perspective and contribute in making things that were not there before, which is the true.
After months of active work, the prototype was ready. The ELITEX team has engineered a new CMS with a number of advanced features, including:
The CMS architecture allows it to run on Amazon server, makes the system scalable, fully customised, and flexible to add new features. That’s why, in addition to the direct value that it brings, PostCMS also helps to save budget on the infrastructure and its maintenance.
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