Content Management System

Updated Sept 23, 2020 · 3 min read

What is a content management system?

A content management system (CMS) is software that helps users create and manage content on a website without needing specialized technical knowledge. The CMS handles all the infrastructure of a website so users can focus on content. The content in a content management system is typically stored in a database.

Most content management systems include the following features:

  • Format management and page templates.
  • Integrated help.
  • Publishing.
  • Version control and archiving.
  • WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor.

The following types of sites might use CMS software:

  • Blogs.
  • Corporate websites.
  • New websites.
  • User documentation.

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