Manage Your WebsiteWith Ease
You have a website, or intranet. It has grown organically over time, and while it is very useful, it is far from perfect. Much of the content is out-of-date or inaccurate, its hard to find things, updating the site is complex, and the appearance is becoming dated.
Worse yet, you have lost track of all the pages on the site, and by having all the changes made by your skilled webmaster, the updates are piling up in their in-tray.
What was on the site last week, or last year? You couldn’t say. In the back of your mind, you know that this could leave you in a difficult position if a customer sues, but there is little that you can do.
If this sounds grim, you are not alone. In fact, it’s the natural by-product of maintaining a site using manual tools.
Thankfully, these problems are what a content management system is specifically designed to solve.
Which software helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website?
What is A Content Management System - CMS ?
A content management system (CMS) is an web based software application that is used to manage web content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish. Content in a CMS is typically stored in a database and displayed in a presentation layer based on a set of templates.
The following are the basic features of a CMS:
- Content creation (allows users to easily create and format content)
- Content storage (stores content in one place, in a consistent fashion)
- Workflow management (assigns privileges and responsibilities based on roles such as authors, editors and admins)
- Publishing (organizes and pushes content live)
What Are The Benefits Of a Content Management System
One major advantage of a CMS is its collaborative nature. Multiple users can log on and contribute, schedule or edit content to be published. Because the interface is usually browser-based, a CMS can be accessed from anywhere by any number of users.
The second major advantage of a CMS is that it allows non-technical people who don’t know programming languages to easily create and manage their own web content. The WYSIWYG editors of a typical content management platform allows users to enter text and upload images without needing to know any HTML or CSS.
When a company uses a CMS to publish its pages, it reduces its reliance on front-end engineers to make changes to the website, making it quicker and easier to publish new content.