Web Design

A Beginners Guide To CMS

content management system

When it comes to designing a website, a word which you have probably heard being used with it is “CMS” or rather the “Content Management System”. But for those out there who aren’t website developers probably have no idea what this word means and what exactly it does. But that’s where we come in! Not only will we be discussing what a CMS is and what it does, but also highlight the top three CMS which are easy to use.

So let’s begin with the basics – what is CMS? Well it’s actually an application which allows you to easily create and manage a dynamic website. What it does is that it divides the website into different parts such as the content, functionality and design which gives the user better control over managing a website. Apart from that, it enables you to divide up the responsibilities of managing the website in different parts – for example, a person who is non-technical could be given the responsibility of managing the content of the website while people who are more creatively driven could handle the website’s design and functionality. The best part is that, most of the CMS applications already have built-in-tools which help in changing the look and design of a website or a blog in a matter of minutes.

Now that we have a better understanding of what CMS is and what it does, let’s take a look at the top three most usable CMS out there:

WORDPRESS
One of the most popular PHP platform for bloggers out there, it is by far one of the most popular CMS for not only blogging but the most popular CMS overall. One of the best platforms for beginners due to its super-quick installation wizard and its excellent documentation, it offers the users with the widest options of plugins and themes to choose from.

DRUPAL
Another CMS that enjoys widespread popularity, it consists of a very large and an active community which works as more of pure CMS rather than just focusing on blogging. Creating a social site becomes an easy task since it provides interesting features like user bogs, forums, OpenID, profiles and so much more.

JOOMLA
A more advanced CMS compared to the other two it still is relatively easy and straightforward. Meant to work on common shared hosting packages, Joomla also provides numerous themes and extensions but you have to purchase them.

Well, there you have it! Our top three most user friendly and popular CMS out there, which will help you to build and easily manage your own website or blog.

 

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