What is a content management system (CMS)
A content management system (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content.
The CMS is a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the user to control the creation, modification and removal of content from a website without needing to know anything about HTML 5 and associated technogies. The CMS component provides the back-end services that support management and delivery of the content once it has been created in the CMS.
“ There is almost no limit to the factors that must be considered before an organization decides to invest in a CMS. There are a few basic functionalities to always look for, such as an easy-to-use editor interface and intelligent search capabilities. However, for some organizations, the software they use depends on certain requirements. ”
For example, consider the organization's size and geographic dispersion. The CMS administrator must know how many people will be utilizing the application, whether the CMS will require multilanguage support and what size support team will be needed to maintain operations. It's also important to consider the level of control both administrators and end users will have when using the CMS. The diversity of the electronic data forms used within an organization must also be considered. All types of digital content should be indexed easily.
A CMS may also provide tools for one-to-one marketing. One-to-one marketing is the ability of a website to tailor its content and advertising to a user's specific characteristics using information provided by the user or gathered by the site -- for instance, a particular user's page sequence pattern. For example, if the user visited a search engine and searched for digital camera, the advertising banners would feature businesses that sell digital cameras instead of businesses that sell garden products.
Other popular features of CMSes include:
Integrated and online help, including discussion boards
Group-based permission systems
Full template support and customizable templates
Easy wizard-based install and versioning procedures
Admin panel with multiple language support
Content hierarchy with unlimited depth and size
Minimal server requirements
Integrated file managers
Integrated audit logs
Choosing a CMS
There is a huge number of both free and subscription-based CMS offerings available for personal and enterprise use.
The most important thing any client should be aware of, is to avoid third parties such as Joomla, and or Wordpress since these scripts are readly available for anyone to study, once the programing structure is understood, it is easy for hackers to infiltrate such websites operating on such software.
That is the problem with any business that supplies non-encrypted programming scripts as open source, and made available within the commercial market. Free for anyone to download and use.
These web software is a breading ground for hackers and spammers.
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