The modern method of managing a website is with a web content management system, abbreviated to WCMS or simply CMS. A CMS enables you to manage your Internet presence yourself without any HTML or CSS skills.
How a content management system works
In point of fact, the abbreviation “CMS” is too imprecise as there are other content management applications that need have nothing to do with websites such as, for example, enterprise content management (ECM).
In conjunction with a website, the job of the content management system is to separate the content of the site from the layout. All texts and images are stored in a database such as, for example, MySQL and can be changed or redesigned by the user without any knowledge of HTML or CSS. Particularly with company websites where the staff usually has core skills different from those required for website design, simple maintenance of the company’s corporate image must be possible.
As the content is stored in the database separately from the layout, subsequent layout adjustments or complete redesigns can also be carried out without any hassle. Another major advantage is the possibility to integrate entire user management and rights administration systems.
What types of CMS are there on the market?
There are hundreds of different content management systems. A basic differentiation can be made between the two types Open Source and license software. Naturally, the performance of the different programs also varies from the simple blog software through to professional content management systems for large-scale enterprises. start to Web largely works with free-of-charge Open Source content management systems like TYPO3, Joomla, Contao, Drupal and Wordpress although TYPO3 has long been a professional-type content management system that is more powerful than many a license program.
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