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
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
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