I talk with so many people who have small businesses and would
like to have a web presence but don't know the first thing about
how to even get started. Some of the reasons I hear are:
- I don't know how to build a website.
- I have enough work to do... when am I going to maintain a website?
- I don't want to keep paying someone everytime I want to update
So when I tell them they CAN have a website without the technical
knowledge, without taking a lot of time, and without hiring a webmaster,
they are eager to find out what this incredible solution is.
The solution is a CMS!
What the heck is a CMS?
A CMS is a Content Management System. CMS's are the newest technology
for the non-technical business person to easily maintain a website
without technical assistance. A CMS can be quickly installed onto
your existing website, contains its own database that stores all
of your website information, and gives you a nice user-friendly
administrator window that allows you to easily update everything
on your site without having the need to understand html or hire
someone else with technical knowledge.
You can publish your own articles, newsletters, calendar events,
run your own forums and chats, display photo galleries and much
more! All of the content is completely under your control. So when
you get that GREAT idea in the middle of the night, you don't have
to call your webmaster. You can simply log in and make the changes