What is a CMS

What is a CMS

What is a CMS?

A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.

Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of  behind the scenes work such as:

  • Automatically generate navigation elements
  • Making content searchable and indexable
  • Keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings
  • Uploads images onto your webpage(s)
  • Make creating new pages easy
  • Makes it easy to change fonts and image sizes

Control Panel

Every content management system has a control panel that is accessed via a username and password. Once logged updates can be made to the website without having to change any code like html.

Creating a new page can be as simple as clicking on ADD NEW which opens up a blank page that has a narrow field for TITLE and beneath the title a larger field area that is where the text for the body of the page is added.

After the content has been added to the page, all one may need to do is either click on SAVE or Publish. Once the page is published it will be published online as a visible webpage…

In the old days, before CMSs web content used to be edited using tools like Dreamweaver created by Adobe or Frontpage created by Microsoft which had been discontinued  replaced by the content management system SharePoint.

Top 10 CMS’s

If you are interested in having a CMS here is a list of the top 10 CMS’s

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