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Content Management System [ CMS ]





A CMS may serve as a central repository containing documents, movies, pictures, phone numbers, scientific data. CMSs can be used for storing, controlling, revising, semantically enriching and publishing documentation..
The CMS accepts third-party plug-ins that provide functions such as banner advertising, shopping carts, blogs, wikis, newsletters, opinion polls, chat rooms and forums

WEB CMS :

A content management system(Web CMS) is a bundled or stand-alone application to create, deploy, manage and store 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. Content Management has many roles in today's market place and is an important base for any website blogging, articles, news, description of products etc.
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 serves.

The content management system (CMS) has two elements :

Content management application (CMA) is the front-end user interface that allows a user, even with limited expertise, to add, modify and remove content from a Web site without the intervention of a Webmaster.

Content delivery application (CDA) compiles that information and updates the Web site.


The following are some of the most popular ones :

WordPress : WordPress was initially started for blogging purpose, but in the long run it has gained success as a Content Management System as well.

Drupal : Drupal is a very popular, and flexible Content Management System available in the market. Though it is quite simple to use, it would be better to handle it with a prior knowledge of coding and other technical aspects.

Joomla : Joomla is yet another CMS that is mobile ready and user friendly. Today Joomla counts for more than 35 million downloads. Joomla also offers a huge number of extensions to add additional features.

Blogger : Google's blogging tool designed specifically for maintaining a blog
Some CMS tools are free to use, while others require a monthly fee. Many CMSes provide free basic components, but charge for high-quality templates, web hosting, custom domain names, or other features. Before deciding on a CMS, it is a good idea to review multiple options so you can choose the one that best fits your website goals.

With the entire open source CMSs one big advantage is that you might not require a developer or any technically qualified person to start with your website and it is free of cost too!