The dynamic development of web projects today requires a rapid response to changes and their implementation with maximum efficiency.However, not everyone is willing or able to afford to contact developers, especially if the site requires constant work on it.
Content management systems allow users who have no skills in site development and programming to quickly make the necessary changes or edits on their own.
Content management system (CMS) is a computer program or system designed for centralized content management of a site (creating and publishing records, placing widgets, changing the design, location and display of various elements, etc.).
Everything that a site consists of is created and edited using CMS.
CMS is a set of scripts aimed to create, edit and manage a site’s content.
How it works
The essence of CMS lies in the scheme of division of a site’s content and its design. The user is given an opportunity to choose a page layout template and only needs to fill it with the necessary information.Most CMS are based on the use of a visual editor (WYSIWYG “What You See Is What You Get”) – a program that allows you to add or modify information on the site through an intuitive interface.The most popular and versatile version of CMS is WordPress, which makes it possible to develop any project, from a personal site to a large portal or online store.
More than 30% of all sites on the Internet work on this platform.
The platform not only provides the basic functionality for free, but also has open access to the code and remains one of the most convenient to use.This is also a very important point. Thanks to the convenience and ease of use almost everyone who has never worked with sites before, can master it and create a simple, but their own resource.
There are also custom-designed CMS, developed for a specific project, so their functionality is not as diverse as that of mass systems, but it is as much as possible aimed to meet the objectives of the project and does not contain unnecessary tools.
Customized CMS help to manage complex and large-scale sites with specific capabilities.
Advantages of the customized CMS are:
• the more stability and less vulnerability;
• adaptability to the needs of the project;
• absence of unnecessary functions.
The only disadvantage of customized CMS is that extending of the functionality or resolving technical issues requires the assistance of the developer.