This week, the Insight Designs team launched our first dual CMS site. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about – that means we created a website that uses two different open-source content management systems. This isn’t something we typically do, but for this client – Hanuman Festival – it made the most sense.
Why two different systems? Because one of them – WordPress – is the best, easiest-to-use, lowest cost, most flexible solution for content-rich sites, where the client will be adding and updating photos, videos and text; and the other – Magento – is the best, easiest-to-use, lowest cost, most flexible solution for e-commerce sites. And the Hanuman Festival site has lots of cool content in a variety of formats AND it sells tickets (and will sell merchandise later this spring).
The client gets the best of both worlds. The only drawback is that they have to learn to use two different content management systems. But both administrative interfaces are quite intuitive and Mike Kohn, Insight’s tester and trainer extraordinaire, did a great job training Yoshi and his crew from Hanuman.
Enough about the boring technology behind it. I’m sure you’re more interested in hearing more about the Hanuman Festival – a community-oriented yoga and music festival featuring world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music, inspirational experiences and more. Tickets for the four-day event that will take place in Boulder June 16-19 are on sale, and they’re sure to go fast. The site just launched, and it already has 390 Facebook fans! Learn more at hanumanfestival.com.