Wikipedia defines a Content Management System, or CMS, as “a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment.”
Well, What Does That Mean?
A CMS makes it so that you can easily create and publish content on your own website through an administration panel. You can add or remove pages, images, text content and more equipped with only an internet browser.
What Benefits Will This Bring My Site?
This is quite a step up from the recent past in terms of usability, as once upon a time you needed to either invest the time to become proficient with HTML or the money to hire someone who was.
Employing a CMS is a great way to reduce your overhead over time, as much of the cost a website can incur is continued professional maintenance. With a CMS, after initial design and development time and costs, the power to update your site rests in your hands.
A good CMS equipped site will also make it more efficient and easy for you to scale your site as your business grows, adding not only content but also users under your management whose submissions must be approved by the Admin (you) to publish. This makes a CMS a natural fit for organizations or businesses in which multiple members would be collaborating on content.
How Do I Add Content?
The user side of a content management system functions much like Word does, you can add new content in a non-technical way. This is also known as WYSIWIG (What You See Is What You Get) because it is not necessary to have coding or design knowledge.
If you’re not planning on adding new content (and you probably should be) to any site section except your blog or news area, it is also possible to do a CMS install for that area alone.
I Don’t Know How to Set All of That Up
Well, that’s where we come in. We have years of experience creating custom-designed websites with CMS functionality and offer a full suite of complimentary training for new users in addition to development.
If you would like to know more about developing a CMS website, contact us today for information or a free quote.