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"Open Source" Systems we Service

"Open Source" refers to software that is available free for you to use and modify. There are thousands of open source programs, and we regularly work with some of the most popular and powerful ones.

Aside from being free, perhaps the biggest benefit is in having a worldwide network of programmers who are constantly contributing their skills to make the software better and more secure. Their frequent functional and security updates are essential to keep your website safe, secure, and functioning efficiently.

WordPress is our top recommendation for customers wanting a Content Management System (CMS).

If you have more unique needs, we also offer our experienced services with these additional "Open Source" systems:

1. WordPress

WordPress is the best choice if you want to edit your own web pages, add photos and news on a frequent basis, or incorporate your Social Media activity. Those tasks require a Content Management System (CMS), and WordPress is by far our primary recommendation for customers wanting those features. WordPress is the most popular, being used by nearly 30% of all websites worldwide.

For more reasons to use WordPress, read our article "Why Choose WordPress."

2. Open Realty

Open Realty is a complete content management system (CMS) originally created for realtors who needed special functions for categorizing and displaying various "listings."

Over the years, Open Realty has been expanded and creatively applied by many other industries, where real estate "listings" are replace by such things as Automobiles for Sale and Travel & Entertainment (Tourism) services even membership directories. The breadth in applications has been unimaginable.

3. WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce addon for WordPress. If you want a WordPress-based website with an eCommerce capability this is a great way to go. If you already have a WordPress website, you will find this easy to add.

The WordPress/WooCommerce combination is ideally suitable for an online retail business having up to about 2,000 items, depending on your sales volume and type of transactions.

4. Magento

Magento is the worldwide standard for standalone eCommerce systems. It was designed specifically as an eCommerce platform, unlike WooCommerce which is an addon to a standard CMS system.

Magento can handle many thousands of items and transactions. It is also excellent for a Business to Business website, including wholesalers. You can set different pricing for different customers (ie, wholesale vs retail), and even restrict sales to only those customers you approve, with payment by credit card or invoices sent by mail or email.

With appropriate addons, Magento can become a completely integrated marketing, inventory management and purchasing system.

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