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Composer | CMS for Schools

Build and manage school websites with ease with the Composer CMS.

Composer: A Drag-and-Drop WYSIWYG CMS for Schools

Built with simplicity and schools in mind, Finalsite's Composer CMS empowers everyone in your community to create beautiful, professional looking pages. Our CMS built just for schools provides the simplicity and security website managers require, without sacrificing design quality, functionality or performance.

With an intuitive editing experience, drag-and-drop navigation re-structuring, impressive photo editor, built-in search engine optimization tools, a device preview tool, and integration with Google Analytics and more, you'll have everything you need to drag, drop, edit and compose your way.

Explore Composer

Take two-minutes to see how easy it is to build engaging, visual pages in Composer's easy-to-use WYSIWYG, drag-and-drop editor.

With just a few clicks you can easily:

  • Build compelling, unique layouts with multiple columns
  • Upload images from your desktop, Google Drive and social media
  • Place social media feeds in designs that look great
  • Move elements around to fit the the needs of the page
  • And much more!
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Explore Composer's Most-Loved Features



Module Elements

Forms, News, Calendars, Blogs, Teacher Pages, and more. Select the element, drag it to the order you want it, then filter the content as needed.



All websites managed using Finalsite Composer are 100% responsive.


Additional Elements

To create a simple, drag-and-drop page-building experience.


Different Page Layouts to Choose From

Choose a 1, 2, 3, or 4 column layout with varying widths. Choose 1, 2, or 3 row layout with varying column options. 


Content Block Layouts

Customize your page even more with accordions, tabs, and content layouts within a section of your page to give it the right look.


Shared Elements

Create as many shared elements as you want, to simplify the content editing experience.


Social Media Elements

Easily bring in content from your Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or Vimeo accounts, add a Google Map or use Feeds.

What Finalsite Composer Users Have to Say...

"Composer is an easy platform for people to learn, especially for those who aren’t well-versed in these systems had no problem learning it. The elements provide us the opportunity to make our pages more engaging. It gives us a lot more flexibility in terms of layout, which helps with making more engaging content. "


"I was super impressed with Finalsite Composer from the beginning. It's really intuitive, and it goes a step further by having already built-out capabilities that hadn't even occurred to me. I kept thinking 'wouldn't it be nice if Composer could do this,' and then I would find out it can! You can just tell the software was really thoughtfully developed, built based on years of experience and requests, layers and layers of requests, and tailored to a website editor's needs and experience."

Alyce Callison, Website and Digital Communications Manager
Germantown Friends School

"It's a testament to the ease of using Composer that someone with little or even no web experience can learn it quickly."

Bethany Silvestri, Directory of Marketing and Communications
Woodland School

"From a designer standpoint, I have enjoyed working in Composer and find it easy to make quick and effective updates as needed, with the help of the style guide, infographics, and cloning options that Finalsite has provided."

Danielle Taylor, Creative Director
Grace Christian Academy

"The Finalsite Platform has helped make the website manageable for our technology department without the need for a full-time technical position. The toolset promotes communication and collaboration with our community by empowering our staff with the ability to contribute and manage much of the content themselves."

Jon Lambert, Directory of Technology
Granby Public Schools

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