By business.com editorial staff, business.com Writer | Updated Jan 16, 2019
Open source content management system (CMS) WebGUI includes so many add-ons that a variety of organizations, ranging from small businesses and government agencies to nonprofits, have utilized it to create and maintain online content. It offers a huge toolset, including the most important eCommerce and business add-ons, such as shopping carts, POS systems and file distribution. It also has a wealth of support options.
Since content management systems are designed for multiple users to use at the same time, WebGUI has tools for real-time collaboration, such as versioning. The sandbox tool allows web developers to create new webpages and content and to see how it will look online without disrupting the live site.
WebGUI has a unique feature that allows you to customize each user's interface to match their skill level. This means the administrator can set the level and tools available to each user depending on their experience and need for the content management system. Interfaces range from simple tools to add or delete content from the company website to portals that allow IT personnel to make large changes to the programming.
Drag and drop is one of the best tools for easily adding content to your website. WebGUI also has an easy-to-use site wizard that lets you preview your additions and before you save and publish the final product. If you make a mistake, WebGUI has an undo feature so you don't have to delete everything and start from square one. It also includes a spell checker to help you avoid some mistakes from the get-go.
This content management software includes tools for eCommerce, such as shopping carts, inventory management and point-of-sale systems. You can add a help desk portal so clients can easily send questions to support and IT personnel. WebGUI also supports a live chat feature for further enhancing your customer's experience on your website.
WebGUI has a contact management tool that lets you safely store and share client information. The document management feature allows you to create and store content virtually. You can also share the data entry, file distribution and database reports among different departments and employees for group collaboration projects. This CMS can help you create and manage events that are important to the growth and success of your company.
The WebGUI community is relatively active, and you can find several personal websites and blogs with codes for a variety of add-ons. WebGUI offers telephone support in addition to email. It also has user guides and forum discussions online to help you during non-business hours when customer support is not available.