Definition: "Website CMS (Content Management System) is a specific application incorporated into a website to make it easy to create, manage, and organize the content on the website."
Why is a CMS Website Important?
Unlike the old-style static websites built using HTML (HyperText Markup Language), CMS websites are designed to be managed by all of us. A CMS website is:
- Built so the website design is separate from the content so it's easy for anyone to use and maintain.
- An environment to create and manage content without having any technical know-how.
- Easy to add, edit or change content from anywhere there is an internet connection.
- A method to keep content organized in a variety of ways so it can easily be found whether there are 6 or 6,000 pages of content.
Content helps your business grow and helps your website stand out from the crowd. Because content is so critical for your website, it's important to have an easy way of adding and organizing your content. This is what a CMS website does for you.
Some Major Benefits of a CMS Website:
- It's a time-saver. Spend your time developing the content for your website instead of having to figure out how to get your website updated.
- It helps you stay organized. You only need to set up an organization structure for your content once, then apply the right category to all new content with one click.
- It allows you to control your website. You don't have to wait for a technical person to make changes to your website. You can do it yourself.
- It's convenient and flexible. You can add content to your website any time and only publish it (be seen by visitors) when it's ready. For time-sensitive content, you can specify the date to automatically publish and unpublish content so your website is always up to date.
- Easily manage your products. If you have an online store, your product pages are a type of content. A CMS website will keep your products organized and easy to locate.
CMS websites are a perfect vehicle for small businesses and entrepreneurs who have limited time and resourcesto get their business website up and running quickly; and then to grow as your business grows.