I've been in charge of creating a website for the last 2 years (I'm the owner). The concept is very similar to gettyimages or jupiterimages.com style website. But the content is a little different. (The site is not public, sorry)
I have outsourced all the work except the design and look, that is my expertise.
Here's my question...
We have built the website using php and mySQL, some jquery here and there. The Admin section is php. You basicly submit content through our custom control panel and that will submit the items to the front-end of the website. User retrives emails when they signup, they have their own Lightbox on the website, they can search for products and much more.
It works pretty well. But someone told me I need better framework or a more established CMS system. Is this true? My coders say the Admin will work fine. But what about in the future, should we pull everything into Wordpress? Or just keep building our own CMS for the site?
I just didn't want to reinvent the wheel or anything. Pulling everything into a pre-manufactered CMS system could take forever and we just don't have the time.
What is your take on it?
Thanks in advance.