What is a CMS

A Content Management System is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site and stores them in a database. Content can be simple text, photos, music, video, documents, or just about anything you can think of. A major advantage of using a CMS is that it requires almost no technical skill or knowledge to manage. Since the CMS manages all your content, you don’t have to. If you have used a word processing software, such as Microsoft Word, you will be completely at ease updating the site yourself. The CMS allows the user to edit the content through the use of a back-end interface. The more user-friendly this interface is, the less time you will spend managing your site. Your back end is organized by media, articles (which are your pages), menus, and much more. If you want to access articles, you just go directly to the articles section of the site, find the article you want to edit, open it, make your changes, and click the “save” button. Your changes are now live. It is that easy.



This is the front end your clients see.



This is the backend only you see and what you access to manage and edit your site. This is your article editor and, as you can see, it looks like any other word processor.

How it works.