What is a Content Management System (CMS)? It is a term you may have overheard amongst web techy gurus in the lunch room or online forums. Simply speaking a content management system is a way for the common website owner to manage and maintain there own website content through a simple and easy to use website backend thus you have the term Content Management System.
Next question you may be asking is: why is having a content management system so important? I would reply with suggesting that a content management system is not only important but it is essential for any growing business or organization that plans to make it today’s marketplace. There are many reasons one would need a content management system but the 3 most critical reasons would be Freedom, Real Time Updates and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Content Management = Freedom!
CMS (Content Management System) is a great way to make updates to your website yourself. You are allowed to edit, publish and modify your content by logging into the backend admin panel. There are a variety of content management systems such as WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, HTML editing software, etc. Many corporate and marketing websites use CMS. CMSs are often used to operate websites containing blogs, news, and eCommerce.
CMS Provides Real Time Updates
One of the benefits of using a CMS on your website is simple editing, which avoids hard hand coding. You can add text and images to your pages, similar to updating Facebook. This simple editing technique provides you with edge, being able to adjust information at the simple click of a mouse. So whether you need to make a quick price change, or update an event, or caught a major spelling error. It is simple fast and effective with a content management system.
Websites with CMS are SEO friendly!
Since Content Management Systems allow for the ability to constantly add fresh new relevant content to your website you ultimately end up with a very search engine friendly website. Times are always changing and what people are searching for is always changing. A good content management system will allow you to adjust for the change in times. A CMS also allows you to constantly add new content to your website further growing your online presence.
Need help with getting a website with a CMS?
All our websites at Transformed Design are built with Content Management Systems. We also provide one on one online screen sharing training on how to manage and update your website. If you have any questions about our website services give us a call and we are more than happy to be of service!