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Content Management System (CMS)

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What is content management system (CMS)?

CMS (or Content Management System) is a software designed to manage digital content (assets) — creation, editing, and distribution. CMS does not require code knowledge and allows users to create websites or web pages quickly.

The main purpose of any CMS is to build a digital asset for online presence by creating a fully-functional website with a unique domain.

Examples of content management systems (CMS)

  • WordPress
  • Ecwid
  • Joomla
  • Droopal
  • Wix
  • Ghost

What is the difference between CMSs?

Mainly, the purpose of the website you want to create with it. Some CMS offer pure site-building functionality, while others help you to create an online store with the ability to accept payments.

What is a good CMS?

  • It’s easy to use. Why waste time on a tool that you can’t use?
  • It’s secure. Trusting personal and financial data to the insecure solutions is the best way to ruin your online business.
  • It’s cloud-based. Thus, you can save a ton of time on updates, upgrades, server management, digital security.
  • It’s customizable. Sometimes default is not enough. A good CMS is ready to change with your business.
  • It has design options. Every business is different. One design for everyone just won’t work.
  • It’s affordable. Why spend a million dollars on something that you can get for a hundred. Technologies become more accessible each day.

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