CMS is a software application that facilitates creating, editing, organising, and publishing digital content. An example of CMS software, which you may have heard of, is WordPress.
Here at topright we predominantly use WordPress when dealing with website creation for clients. One vital component of CMS is a Graphical User Interface (GUI). This allows the user to control the creation, modification and removal of content from a website without having the technical know-how in regards to Coding – HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
The advantages of CMS
CMS is brilliant because it gives you control. You can make changes to your website quickly and easily without having to go back to your web developer. Control who has ‘back-end’ access to the site, whether you’d like it to be one or two members of your team or everyone. You can also restrict who can access different parts of the site, or whole site, as appropriate. An example of a commonly used area of CMS would be the news/blog page.
However it is still important to remember that there are certain elements that will need a web developers help. The overall design and functionality of your website will be beyond the CMS. Making changes to these areas without technical knowledge can be tricky and if mistakes are made can be difficult to rectify.
CMS helps with SEO by having fresh, updated content on your website. This is vital in driving traffic to the site and having visitors return again and again.