Introduction to CMS



A content management system (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing , editing and modifying content on a web site as well as maintenance from a central page. It provides procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment .

The core function of Content Management Systems is to present information on web sites. CMS features vary widely from system to system.

A web content management system (web CMS) is a bundled or stand-alone application to create, manage, store and deploy content on Web pages.

Web content includes text and embedded graphics, photos, video, audio, and code (e.g., for applications) that displays content or interacts with the user. A web CMS may catalog and index content, select or assemble content at runtime, or deliver content to specific visitors in a requested way, such as other languages. Web CMSs usually allow client control over HTML-based content, files, documents, and web hosting plans based on the system depth and the niche it's serving.


A content management system (CMS) supports the creation, management, distribution, publishing, and discovery of corporate information.

It covers the complete lifecycle of the pages on your site, from providing simple tools to create the content, through to publishing, and finally to archiving.

It also provides the ability to manage the structure of the site, the appearance of the published pages, and the navigation provided to the users.


There are a wide range of business benefits that can be obtained by implementing a CMS, including: streamlined authoring process faster turnaround time for new pages and changes greater consistency improved site navigation increased site flexibility support for decentralised authoring increased security reduced duplication of information

 greater capacity for growth reduced site maintenance costs

Beyond these, the greatest benefit the CMS can provide is to support your business goals and strategies.


The functionality of a content management system can be broken down into several main categories:

 content creation

 content management

 publishing

 presentation