What is a Content Management System?
A content management system is software that keeps track of every piece of content on your Web site, much like your local public library keeps track of books and stores them. 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.
Some of the most popular software solutions for content management systems are WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. They’re more widely used than you might think! Some sites using these are:
- whitehouse.gov (White House)
- unric.org (United Nations)
- gsas.harvard.edu (Harvard University)
- ihop.com (International House of Pancakes)
- People Magazine
- The New York Times
… and many more. A content management system is useful in a website because it gives someone with no web or tech experience the ability to easily update basic content on their website.