Introduction To ImpressPages

By | 2014-07-11

In the past few years, designing a website has become more and more simple and has moved within the grasp of a layman with no web-design experience. However, many of the content management systems (such as Joomla, Drupal, or WordPress), while easy to use, are not WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get), and often require editing from a “backend” or control panel. Many users have found success with these tools, but learning the nuance still provides a sizable boundary for entry. Many people still don’t feel like these tools do what they need in an obvious way.

However, we are pleased to announce that, coinciding with our new website launch, Truepath is now happy to offer ImpressPages as a CMS. ImpressPages is an open-source PHP framework with a built in editor for page content. But, at a non-technical level, ImpressPages is a way to build your website that is easy to set up, and even easier to use. All pages are edited “inline” meaning that clicking on each text field allows the administrator to change its contents, without having to go to a control panel or backend. Elements can be arranged on the page with drag and drop simplicity, a far cry from Joomla or WordPress where articles or posts must be added and manipulated.

ImpressPages also offers an impressive catalog of included widgets to add headings, dividers, maps, downloadable files, images, and galleries. In addition, there is a large collection of user-created themes available from ImpressPages theme marketplace, many for free. These themes all render well on laptops, desktops, phones, and tablets with no modifications, and are SEO friendly.

If you’ve tried to build a website in the past, but found it too complicated or esoteric, let us know! We can help you get started with ImpressPages and on your way to creating a website in minutes.