What is a CMS?


A Content Management System (CMS) is an application that is used to manage web content, allowing multiple contributors to create, edit and publish.

Content in a CMS is typically stored in a database and displayed in a presentation layer based on a set of templates.

Using a CMS generally makes it easier to change the design or function of a site independent of the site’s content. It also (usually) makes it easier for content to be added to the site for people who aren’t designers.

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What is a CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System.

And it's essentially the system that manages content. So every website has a lot of information that needs to be stored, whether it's a brochure website or an e-commerce website or a database membership driven type website.

It has a lot of content and a lot of information that needs to be managed and processed for the visitor to be able to see. And also for your team to be able to log in and make changes to stock levels, pricing, user passwords resets, etc, and a way of managing that.

Or in a brochure website, maybe managing the images or the content, moving those around. And there are lots of content management systems. And content management systems typically are built to fit a niche of some sort. So you have content management systems such as Magento and OpenCart for e-commerce. You may have WordPress for blogging, for example.

We typically use one called MODX. And MODX is a flexible framework, which I like, and it best works, I'd like to think that it best works with websites that are brochure style, information storing. So, they could have a lot of departments within the business and the languages, and it's a framework that stores all of that content in different places. MODX is almost like a headless CMS.

So, headless typically means it's not looking at the front-end, it's storing the information and the data to be manipulated in a way, that go off to another system that will take care of the front-end. MODX does take care of the front-end as well, but the way that it's structured, the way the framework works, is like a headless CMS.

And I'm sure we'll have a video on that very soon, so you understand what a headless CMS is, and why you need a headless CMS, if you are a serious business owner or a marketing department, looking to grow your website in the future.

So, yeah, CMS is a content management system. And if you've got other questions like this one, then please get in touch with us, and we will answer them in a video just like this. Thanks for watching.

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