If you’ve indulged in a discussion regarding website design and creation these days, I bet you’ve undoubtedly heard about the term CMS, or maybe heard someone mention the various examples of CMSs like the popular WordPress. If you aren’t conversant about what really does CMS entail, then this article is for you, let’s begin with the definition. What is a CMS (Content Management System)? A CMS is a sophisticated software application or a group of related and fused programs used to create, design and redesign, manage and publish live digital contents. In simple layman words, it’s an application that simplifies all tools required for web-design to offer an incredible uncomplicated web creation experience.
There before you had to incur a lot of expenses and waste a lot of time to hire an IT professional to design for you a website. You didn’t even care how the website would look like. Responsive designs were also unavailable at that time, and so most of the sites were never interactive. They also utilized very many lines of codes that were very hard to edit, even by their original developers. With the advent of improved CMSs and high-end responsive system templates, nowadays coming up with proper websites is just as easy as writing an article using Microsoft Word. How has CMS made web-design more straightforward and quicker?
CMSs are very quick and easy to install
For those who have ever tried using WordPress, you’ve witnessed how easy and fast installing and setting-up this Content Management System is. Developers who realized the effectiveness of WordPress and other useful content management systems like Joomla and Drupal earlier enough made quick business because not many people had transitioned to their utilization earlier enough. Maneuvering within their interactive windows is very simple as compared to any other Ms-office application. You don’t even need to have any additional development skills to come up with high-end websites or web applications.
Extra-friendly administrator interface
Editing a site using these CMSs, you need to log in as an administrator who is provided with a slightly different administrative window to manipulate the site under development from the backend (an interface not viewable to the public). On this window, the developer is presented with all tools required to design a site.
Very Supportive User Community
All popular CMSs have a very strong user community. Any questions asked are replied to professionally, and all help provided is satisfactory.
A huge variety of supportive plugins (add-ons) to aid in simplified development
Plugins, just like templates, are vast and very definitive, in that they perform their functions conclusively. Working with plugins provides a very simple development experience.