What is a Content Management System?

  • Monday, 31 October 2011 18:04
  • Joomla

A Content Management System (CMS) is a software platform that serves as the foundation of your website. Content management systems are designed to make it easy for you to manage your own website content.

In the past, all websites were basically static or non-changing. People viewed their websites as simply an online copy of their brochure. If you wanted to make changes, you had to contact your web developer to make those changes for you. Content Management Systems put you in the driver’s seat of your website giving you the ability to manage the content on your own.

Why Should I Ask For a CMS?

  • Reduces Cost
    Most open source content management systems are free. Using CMS platforms (such as Joomla! & WordPress) as the foundation for your website, reduces the amount of custom programming that needs to be done in order to create sophisticated features. Most CMS feature an add-on or plug-in system that allows you to extend the power of your CMS in virtually unlimited directions. Instead of building your shopping cart from scratch, we can start with premade building blocks and create a custom solution from that starting point.
  • Easy to Use
    A CMS will allow you to control your website content from any computer without the need of special computer software. Joomla features on-page editing of your website, you never even have to leave your website to make changes! Instead of paying your web developer to make changes for you, you have the power to make these changes yourself easily.
  • Easy to Customize
    The built-in Content Management tools included with a CMS make it easy to organize your content and present it online in a consistent way. Many CMS tools use a drag and drop system or include an easy editor similar to Microsoft Word.
  • Look What's Included!
    Look over the chart below to see some of the things that come included with a CMS out of the box. Remember, these features are included when you install the CMS which means you won’t have to hire a programmer to build these features for you.

    Features included with most Content Management Systems
    • Easily Editable Content • Access Control • Scalable Expansion • Document Management
    • User Registration • Site Search • Polls • Template Manager
    • Easy Uploading • Media Manager • Multiple Languages • Ad Banner Manager
    • Menu Manager • RSS Feeds • Blog • Integrated Help System
    • Powerful Administration • News • Module Manager • Search Engine Optimized

What now?

Content Management Systems are included with every website we create. Call us today at 434-973-7375 to learn more. We are here to help!