This article introduces content management systems and gives
an overview of their features and benefits. It should be read
by anyone unsure of quite what a CMS can do for them.
What is a CMS?
A content management system is a piece of software that allows
you to edit the content on your website without having any web
In the first instance, a web designer creates a series of CMS
templates which your pages are dropped into. You then use a simple
interface to add, edit or delete the content on your pages. You
can also quickly and easily create new pages yourself.
Why do I need one?
There are obvious benefits to installing a CMS. Your website need
not change in style at all: it can simply be re-created in the
CMS. You can then update it yourself as often as you like, without
the need to call a web design company and pay for the changes
If you update your website on a regular basis, and do not currently
use a CMS, you could save a lot of time and money by implementing
one. If you do not yet have a website and are about to have one
developed, you should think very carefully about what you will
be using it for. To stay competitive in this day and age, websites
need to be far more than a static brochure. If you think you will
be updating your content more than a couple of times each month,
creating your website using a CMS is highly recommended.
If you do not update your website at all, you should be asking
yourself whether you ought to start. If your customers see the
same thing each time they visit your website, they will quickly
stop visiting. A CMS will allow you to quickly and easily transform
your website into an interesting and dynamic marketing tool.