What is a “Content Management System” (CMS)?

A content management system (or CMS) allows publishing, editing, and modifying content as well as site maintenance from a central page. It provides a collection of procedures used to manage work flow in a collaborative environment. These procedures can be manual or computer-based, and it affords the client to make additions, changes and updates at their discretion, and not be billed by a web designer for the hours of work.

Is WordPress a CMS?WordPress, the most popular web-building system is a type of “content management”.  Different professionals will argue that WordPress is NOT a CMS, but I disagree.

WordPress provides a back-end structure that allows you to enter, manage, move, delete, update, correct and administer your website.  You can change the look, add new features or plugins, or make virtually another other changes from one location without writing one sentence of HTML code.

That last sentence is the key – and is the most important thing in today’s digital environment.  You want control over your website and want to be capable of updating, changing or modifying the content without having to pay a designer for each change and without having to learn a new programming language.  WordPress provides you with all the tools you need.

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