What is a CMS?

CMS or Content Management System is an application that is used to create, edit and publish web content. It is usually stored in the database and is displayed thanks to a set of predefined templates.

The advantage is that it can be used without in-depth technical knowledge, that means that content authors and managers can make changes without any help from the developer. However, some terminations, such as display customisation, may also require encoding.

Types of sites which can run on the Content Management System

Here we can include most of the websites as follow:

  • Business websites
  • Blog
  • E-commerce / E-shop
  • Intranet etc.

Content Management Features

  • Content creation and storage
  • Publishing & workflow management
  • Page templates
  • SEO support and many more

Advantages of the CMS

  • Simple design changes
  • Multiple users allowance
  • Easy creation & management of the content for non-technical users *
  • Developer support
  • SEO friendly
  • Cost-effective

*Use of WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor, which allows you to see the appearance of the final version of the content that is currently being created.

Disadvantages of the CMS

  • Additional costs may occur
  • The need of server resources (for some types of CMS)
  • Regular upgrades to ensure security

Popular Content Management Systems

If you are considering to build your website with a content management system, here, at MKKF, we will gladly help so that you can go online as soon as possible!

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