What is CMS?

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CMS stands for the content management system. It refers to the software application that allows the users to create, edit, design, publish, and remove the content in the website even without HTML knowledge. CMSes are used to customize digital content conveniently where you do not need to do complicated codings and programmings.

It can be used for either web content management (WCM) or enterprise content management (ECM). CMS provides a user-friendly graphical interface with tools and options to easily modify content. This is so helpful because there is no need to start from scratch to create a web page but with the available templates and settings, content creation and management can be quickly done.

It has two major components namely, a content management application (CMA) for editing or web customization, and a content delivery application (CDA) that supports the delivery of the created digital content.

Key Features of CMS

  • Searching, Indexing, and Retrieval – It provides access and function to search, filter, and retrieve data based on different categories such as keywords, author, date of publication, etc.
  • Format Management – This functionality allows the user to convert a particular electronic document to the desired format such as pdf and HTML file formats.
  • Revisions and Update Features – This enables the user to make some changes in the content and at the same time update it for publication.
  • Publishing Content – This allows the user to post the created content and also to provide templates and tools for content creation and modification.

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