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Tools to Outsource Your Site

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The less you have to worry about your school’s website, the better. Every small detail that is taken care of leaves you time to improve on other things that deserve time and attention.

That’s why outsourcing almost everything you can technology-wise is a great way to reduce some common headaches.

To be clear, we’re not talking about having someone do other work for the site for you. We’re talking about using tools freely available make common functions easier and quicker to implement.

The basic scenario goes like this: you have something you want to implement, and you have a choice. You can use make your own version (usually with the help of plugins and online tutorials), or you can outsource it to an established solution. The benefit of an established solution is that there are teams of people working to improve and update the solution all the time. All you have to do is hook it up to your site, and you’re done.

Let’s take a look at some examples of solutions that help you outsource your site.