Content Management Systems (CMS) provide the easiest ways to handle data; which can be processed Online or Offline.
Offline Data processing systems or ‘static site generators’ use a pre-defined set of templates to produce web pages, whereas online processing systems may generate an HTML.
The explanation above might be too technical to fathom, and rightly we need a better delineation to understand the basics of CMS. Let us do that now.
Many businesses today create their websites and maintain blogs, press releases, while some outsource the same. The result being the same; content is uploaded on the internet.
A website contains everything one needs to know about the company, from the day it started to the most recent updates about the company. Products, services, catalogs, brochures, News, etc are all available on the website today.
Uploading information, editing, and modifying even, is what a Content Management System does.
Let us take for an e.g. a company who has an online catalog for its product line and services. The catalog is a year old, and there have been changes and upgrades in a few products, with respect to the availability, specifications like color and dimensions, functions, industry focus, etc.
How do the company updates this info? Call the website developer and tell him/her to write specific code again? Practically it is possible but is it feasible? Of course not, and It would be tedious and time consuming, as well.
Content management system software is used in such scenarios. The software generally has a simple interface and is easy to understand. Product updates, logos, pictures, and content editing are some of the functions that are performed quickly and efficiently with the help of CMS.
The usage of CMS is not limited to editing, but it also has features like, creating automated templates, installing plug-ins or modules to enhance site functionality, displaying content in multiple languages, generating navigation elements, keeping track of users, permissions, and security settings.
Having such rich features, CMS has a high cost of implementation and maintenance. Larger CMSs may experience latency issues if the infrastructure is not updated regularly and also, the area of implementation has to be taken into consideration.
Opting for a CMS primarily depends on the size of the organization and its geographical stretch. However, in the WWW there are many other ready-made CMS platform that can give you the high facility & feature, among those platform below are the TOP three which widely used.
Top 3 CMS platforms are:
No 3. WordPress
People liked this platform Because of easily accessible. The strength part is it will quickly and easily installed, the developer community & vast array of plugins.
No 2. Joomla:
Behind successful website Joomla play tremendous role, and reason for this is simple – Tremendously customizable & Match with your all users’ expectation.
No 1. Drupal
The first choice of developer, A Most popular open source platform because of functionality & security.