What can ImpressCMS help you do?

ImpressCMS can be used to create and maintain many types of web sites. It is a highly scalable system that can be used for example as an intranet for a company with 20,000 employees as well as for building a simple 5-page website for the promotion of your company. The system is extremely useful for managing online communities because it has the ability to create user groups and assign permissions for managing content to each different group.

For each type of website ImpressCMS offers different functionality with a collection of free modules that are available in the addons section of this site.

A few examples of what you can do with them:

  • Publish news of your organization
  • Let visitors contact you through a state of the art customizable contact form
  • Create and manage articles
  • Add a forum to your site
  • Sell products through your web site using an online store
  • ...and many more

The ImpressCMS core distribution offers several features that make it a solid foundation to build your website on. On top of these foundations, you can start building your site in complete freedom making use of the different addons that are available on the ImpressCMS site, or decide to build your own.

What is a Content Management System

A Content Management System is a web solution that is dedicated to creating, maintaining and updating websites in a dynamic way. The contents that need to be managed can go from simple articles, photos and videos to more complex content types such as calenders, taxonomies or even complete e-commerce systems.

A big advantage of a CMS is that is offers a number of ready to use functionalities, offered in the case of ImpressCMS through a simple and easy to use web interface, which makes it also possible for people that are no ICT or web specialists to manage their own websites.

What are the possibilites offered by ImpressCMS?

Our core distribution is bundled with 3 so-called 'core modules', that offer basic functionality for your site out of the box:

  • handle content pages,
  • a basic advertisement manager
  • a more powerful user profile module

They can be used on your site, or they can be replaced with alternatives if you need specific functionalities that these modules don't offer.

Next to that, in the addons section, you will find all kinds of modules that allow you to add more sections to your sites, such as forums, galleries, blogs, portfolios, events...