Posted on 8th March, 2019

Content Management System: What You Should Know

A popular term used by the web development company, due to its ample facilities.

While discussing Content Management System, we first need to have a clear idea about what is it actually and why is it so popular?

A Content Management System (CMS) is actually a web-based application used for managing contents, where multiple users with different authorization level can create, edit, archive, publish, report and distribute the contents. However, all the contents of CMS are stored in a database and are displayed by presentations which are actually based on series of given templates.

Some of its basic features are-

Creating contents- this let user to easily create and format any content.

Storing data- all the data are stored in a database and are presented on a template.

Managing the workflow- multiple users have access to different levels depending upon their roles for managing the content.

Publishing work- it organizes and delivers the content and documents live.

Now, let’s discuss its benefit-

The first major advantage of using CMS lies in its cooperative nature. Since the interface is web-based it is accessible from around the globe by multiple users. Users can log in creating content or edit it for publishing online.

The second advantage is that any non-technical person, who has no idea about any programming language can easily manage the web content.

Also, when a company decides to publish its pages using CMS, its reliability on the front end engineers reduces during editing of the contents on the website, thus making the process much easier and faster.

There are about hundreds of CMS platforms. Among them, some popular ones are- Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Squarespace, Weebly, WordPress.

Choosing the right CMS platform for your organization.

While choosing the content management system for your organization, it is advisable to assess the company’s information system practices and business goals for publishing the contents or information on the web.

All you need to do is create a list of the problems faced by your organization and the preferable solution towards it. This can further help you to choose the suitable CMS that can rightly support the purpose of your business rather than investing in other popular application.

It is to be noted that CMS has different shapes and sizes and each of them has got specific features and advantages. While some are tailored for e-commerce websites, some are ideal for blogging. So, choosing the right CMS is dependent on the purpose of using it.

Is it SEO-friendly and what technologies are required to integrate or support it?

Content Management System performs the basic SEO functions like title tags, URLs, alt tags and presents good internal linking structure. If, any organization is currently using CRM, ERP or any other web-based application, then, they need to consider CMS which supports the current online marketing application.

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