CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS is a software application that allows you to create, edit and manage content on a website. The goal of a CMS is to provide an intuitive user interface for building and modifying web page content. The content management system enables a less number of people to manage content on a website and are easy to use to make changes to a website because CMS does not involve coding.
Advantages of CMS :
- It allows multiple users
A CMS are easy to manage user role by giving the permission access to the user to manage the content of the website. It allows many people that have permission to publish the content of the website, add product and post blog.
- It’s easy for the non-technically minded
There is no need long training to master in CMS because anyone who can use word-processing software can use a CMS for the basic function.
- Design changes are simple
It easier to change the site design because the content and design are in separate virtual boxes, you can make design and content changes while keeping the site functional.
- Time consuming
You can update the website easily without rewriting code every time a website needs to be updated.
- You’re in control
With a CMS you are in control with the ability to assign tasks and roles and to check progress at any time. You also can manage content and keep website update in simple way.
- Search engine friendly
Users are easily finding your website at the search engine because CMS help optimizing your website.
The most usable web-based CMS tool are WordPress, Joomla and Drupal :
WordPress is a free web software for beginners by creating template-based websites, blogs and e-commerce stores.
Joomla is a flexible web publishing tool that is great for e-commerce or social networking websites, but requires a basic understanding of technical skills.
An open source platform that most difficult but powers. Drupal is often used for developing community-based sites. It requires a familiar understanding of HTML, CSS and PHP.