A CMS (Content Management System) or content management system is a software application that allows users to collaborate in the creation, editing and production of digital content: web pages, blogs, etc. A CMS works with an admin panel or back-end. It is accessed through the browser and has a form-based interface that allows you to create content in a simple way.
CMS have revolutionized the world of web pages since thanks to their appearance now the creation of them is much more accessible. There are more and more types of CMS depending on the type of website you intend to develop.
Functions of a CMS
- Website creation: thanks to content managers we can create websites without having to have advanced knowledge of HTML language or other technologies necessary for their development, so the appearance of CMSs has meant a great leap in terms of accessibility of website creation. The creation of these sites can be done both visually and design and at the content level.
- Website management: webpages are dynamic entities that are constantly updated, a CMS allows us to edit existing content and publish new ones.
- Website administration: ofcourse we can control and manage any settings of our website such as languages, time formats, subscriptions and profiles, install add-ons or plugins so that we squeeze the most out of their capabilities:
Types of CMS
Among the best known CMS are:
- Joomla: it is a CMS aimed at more expert developers since its level of complexity is a little higher than that of other options. It highlights the variety of its extensions that allows us to completely reconfigure any website.
- WordPress: it is the most used CMS in the world, its great accessibility and ease of use that allow even the most beginner to use it has caused its popularity. The practically unlimited variety of plugins as well as its huge community of users are two other points in its favor.
- Magento: in this case we are talking about a CMS specifically oriented to the creation of electronic commerce, so all its functionalities are intended for the sale of online products.
- Drupal: this CMS, profiled for the creation of large websites is characterized by its high level of complexity.