• Content management system (CMS): A computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content
  • User can do all this without having any programming skills
    • Not necessary to know HTML, PHP or any other programming language
    • Instead, user clicks on icons and tabs such as ones below
    • These icons and tabs insert the code

  • Content may or may not be in a website
  • This article will deal with a CMS on a website
  • The content management system may involve a central repository of documents, movies, phone numbers, pictures, scientific data, etc.
  • Examples of CMSs include
  • My favorite two: WordPress and Income Activator
  • I’m a webmaster and I use both of them lots every week
  • I presently don’t use any of the other ones.

No Webmaster Required

  • A CMS allows the content manager or author, who may not know Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), to manage the creation, modification, and removal of content from a Web site without needing the expertise of a webmaster
  • If website is highly complex, you may have a
    webmaster who uses the programming languages occasionally
  • If
    website was created using a CMS, a manager without programming skills may
    step in and make changes

    • Handy when webmaster is busy with something
  • A CMS system indexes all data within website
  • Individuals can
    then search for data using keywords which CMS system retrieves

Content management systems simplified

The YouTube video below explains content management systems in layman’s terms


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