Introduction to CMS



CMS basically refers to Content Management System, an application that allows for publishing, editing as well as modifying content, organizing, deleting and maintenance from a centrally located interface. It may typically have two elements; a Content Management Application (CMA) and a Content Delivery Application (CDA). The Content Management Application (CMA) will allow the content manager or the author to manage a creation, modification, as well as removal of content from a website without the help of a webmaster. It may not need knowledge of any language such as HTML. The CDA on the other hand compiles the information given to update a website.

How it Works

A CMS (Content Management System) will have basic layouts which are used with a selected program language with a database to produce what the web owner and the visitors can see. A template for a content management system will contain number of files for various situations, different sections of a page, member login, as well as style sheets (files which contain only presentation formatting of a website). It will use a programming language which enables it to fetch information stored in a database, format as well as present to the viewer. Some of these languages are such as; PHP and ASP.NET.

Within the dashboard of the Content Management System (CMS), the users with rights, such as the admin can be able to make changes on the website. The number of tools available to a user will vary with the rights they have for the website. In that section, one can be able to enter page titles, which are used by search engines when listing a page in their results. The user can also be able to enter individual keywords for each page designed for a webpage. The user can also be able to back up the website and data for each page for safety of the web data and information in case of anything.

Advantages of using CMS

A CMS (Content Management System) platform can work as the best free website builder. With it, you are able to edit your pages as a web owner without any need of a webmaster or designer even when changes are required due to the options it provides. It is also easy to make updates and modifications of your website at anytime from anywhere as long as you have internet access, a cloud as well as a web-based Content Management System. A web owner can be able to integrate their website using this management system, whereby they will have customer relationship and even manage assets. Using a dynamic marketing system is also easy when using a CMS to design a website, which can have a positive impact on sales.


It is important to know the procedures on using a Content Management System (CMS) to develop a website for business and the workflows that are involved. The CMS will help in easing a lot of procedures if well used, and therefore one using this system requires to be very familiarized and also interact with the system.