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.