Content Management System (CMS)

Content Management Systems allow people to easily add documents, images and other digital content to websites.

If you’ve never heard of a CMS, also know as a Content Management System, you’re not alone. Content Management Systems are a relatively new tool even in terms of the Internet. Old time Internet users used HTML or Flash to share hobbies, family photos, and business information. Now, the majority of information created by people on the web is created using WordPress or other content management systems.

Old time Internet developers only dreamed of a system where you could edit web sites in the same easy way you edit Word documents. In fact, the first Internet developers spent much of their time creating forms that made entering data by regular people easier.

Modern CMS’s like WordPress contain features or plugins that allow for templates to control the look and feel of the digital content. This may not sound like a big deal, but when you realize that modern websites and webpages need to work on phones, tablets and regular old boring monitors, having your CMS handle the switch in look-and-feels is very convenient.

Another popular CMS feature is the built in upgrade wizard. WordPress even allows you to upgrade automatically without any interaction with a manager or person. This is great when a security patch must be handled right away, maybe even before you know it is available or that there is a security threat.

CMS’s like WordPress allow for multiple levels of user permissions. Not only can you authorize users to write blog entries or pages, but you can also prevent unwanted tampering by an intern by restricting access and rights to features in the CMS you don’t want touched.

Integrated online plugin stores are often available in modern CMS’s. If you need a commonly wanted feature, adding that feature to your CMS installation is only a few clicks and a short configuration away.


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