Content Management Systems

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Content Management
System
Vicky Pan
Oct.30.2008
385e: Information
Architecture and
Design
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[Content management system ]
(CMS) Is a computer application
used to create, edit, manage and
publish content in a consistently
organized fashion.
[Wikipedia]
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Web Content
Management System
(WCMS)
CMS-based website
• WCMS allows users to make
changes to an existing website
without requiring technical
knowledge of HTML, database or
the uploading of files.
•Blog’s title
•Header (picture)
•Someone’s photo (picture)
•About
•Article title
•YouTube link (video)
•Article
•Blog’s archive
•RSS
•Advertise
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*Different CMS might support
very different features or
functions.
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• According to OpenSourceCMS :
Portals
Blogs
eCommerce
GroupWare
Forums
Image Galleries
Wiki
e-Learning
Lite
Miscellaneous
(http://www.opensourcecms.com)
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• The main concept of CMS:
– Separate the content’s
semantic layer from its
layout.
• Content
• Template
• Process
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Sub-systems
Forums
Content control
Groupware
Themes/ Projects
Database
Combine contents
and styles
Full-text search
Portal System
Layout System
Web presentation
Search engine search
Web browsers
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CMS vs. IA
• CMS can assign roles and
responsibilities to different content
categories or types.
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• Simple and Easy to build a wellorganized website!
• CMS requires almost no
technical skill or knowledge to
manage.
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General System Requirements
with CMS:
• Web server (ex: Apache)
• Database server (ex: MySQL)
• PHP/ Python/ Java/
ASP/ ASP.NET
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• Ad server
• WYSIWYG:
What you see is What you
get.
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