A CMS, also known as a content management system, is computer software used to create or modify existing digital content. For example, WordPress, the popular web platform, is a content management system, allowing you to create a custom website from scratch, making edits along the way and once live.

Other examples of CMS’s include Joomla and Drupal. The use of a CMS allows users to edit and create content with ease, requiring little to no code and handling the basic infrastructure of your website.

This article will discuss how content management systems work, the benefits, and how to use a CMS.

How does a CMS work?

Content management systems allow you to create content in a user interface rather than through HTML and other code. For those without coding experience, this can prove a challenge. Furthermore, even for those with HTML and coding know-how, a CMS simplifies this process, reducing human error and streamlining your content creation process.

You can also upload images directly via a media library, with the same applying to video and other mediums.

What are the benefits?

As you’ve likely already discovered thus far, there are numerous benefits when it comes to using a CMS. However, some of these benefits include:

  • Greater control over your content
  • Allows for multiple users
  • Easy to use, requiring no coding experience
  • Site maintenance is further improved

If you currently don’t have a CMS for your site, you should seriously consider installing one. Like right now. You won’t regret it!

How do you use a CMS?

To use a CMS of your choice, you need to install this on your web server. Once installed, you need to configure this to display how your site looks and interacts. Once this is set up, you’ll be able to produce content quicker, to a higher level of accuracy, and in less time.

If you’re struggling to set up your content management system, or even building your first website, don’t worry. You may wish to recruit the help of a professional web developer. 

To schedule a consultation with me to get your site started or CMS installed, click here.

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