WHAT IS A CMS
A content management system, abbreviated CMS, is software that helps users create, manage, and modify content on a website without the need for specialized technical knowledge.
Simple terms, a CMS is a tool that helps you build a website without needing to know geek languages like HTML or PHP.
The CMS sits at the core of a website and allows you to manage and maintain your web content. Editing of text, uploading images or video, and adding pages to the menu means that you can make changes to your website quickly and easily.
Why a CMS is Important
A good CMS is essential for ensuring your website is up-to-date. As mentioned in a previous post there are many different kinds of CMS’s but you want to pick the one that is easy to learn and simple to use (especially if you don’t have any coding skills).
What can you build?
Many CMS’s are flexible these days. Most can be used to create any type of website like the following:
- eCommerce stores
- Social networks
- Static websites
There are many CMS’s to choose from, just remember to pick the one that best fits your needs and is easy to use.
Reasons to use a CMS
There are many reasons to use a CMS. Here are a few of them.
- Increase efficiency – Content can be published easily and efficiently as editing and revisions do not require visual design or coding knowledge. This allows for fast and efficient updates, saving your business cost and time.
- Update your site on your terms—not having your site coded by a third party allows you to change or add content when you feel necessary.
- No coding needed—no need to learn that coding stuff. All you need to do is add content in the space given (looks like a word document) to make blogs or pages.
- Internet marketing–The best CMS will include everything you need to implement an integrative online strategy. Most CMS will include tools for SEO, email marketing, social media marketing and blogging.
Well, now you know what a CMS is and why it is important. Shop around for what fits you best and start creating something amazing!