What is a content management system?
A content management system (abbreviation: CMS) is a software for creating and managing content on websites and other media formats. In the content management system, there is a distinction between layout and actual editorial content which may include text, images and multimedia documents.
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There is a long list of content management systems. The best-known open source CMS programs include WordPress, TYPO3, Joomla, Drupal and Contao.
A CMS (content management system) offers multiple users with different access levels the possibility to manage content between which there is no relevant connection. With CCMS (component content management system), content is related to each other and managed on a higher level. This means that as much content as possible can be reused without having to duplicate it.
A good CMS offers the possibility to create, edit and publish web content without having to rewrite the code. The software should meet current security standards and provide access to workflow and authorisation management. A responsive design ensures the correct display of the website on different end devices. It also makes sense to have web reporting integrated into the CMS.
A content management system (CMS) is used to manage the digital content of a website – without the knowledge of a programmer. Several users can work on the content at the same time via the graphical user interface in the backend.
A content management system has many advantages, first and foremost the easy maintenance of the website: After only a short training period, users can update texts or exchange images. Another advantage of the CMS is that it can be used from several workstations. The software can be expanded by various modules, add-ons or components with little effort. The separation of content and layout in the CMS is also practical.