What is a CMS?
A Content Management System (CMS) is an application that enables to create websites thanks to an easy-to-use graphical interface. The aim of CMS is to allow developing a quality website even to those who don’t have programming skills. Because of the software users can create, change and manage web contents easily, by using simple controls.
Each CMS, according to its characteristics, has different features that can be customized by users through the installation of particular plug-in or extensions. There are more than 200 types of CMS used for several purposes. The first step to choose the right CMS is to understand what is the aim of the website. Here’s the main areas of application:
publish articles (blog)
sell products (e-commerce)
share contents with other users (community)
Why choose a CMS for your website?
- Easy to use
CMS have an administration panel with a graphical interface very easy to use, with which you can create the website pages and make changes through an editor that shows you directly the final result.
Templates included help to create responsive websites, that are able to adjust to the different devices used (desktop, tablet and mobile).
CMS, as said before, allows you to make an advanced customization through the download of proper plug-in and extensions. For instance, to integrate methods of payment or create the field for the newsletter’s subscription.
Thanks to that feature you can assign different roles to users accessing the website’s administration panel, with related permissions to edit pages, code etc…
CMS have large communities of reference in which users can easily share comments and tips to improve their website.
Each CMS enables to optimize website’s contents and performance to increase the ranking on search engines.
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