Content Management Systems

A content management system (CMS) is software that allows users without programming knowledge to create, edit, and publish web content, such as text, images, and videos, collectively via a graphical user interface using your web browser.

A CMS allows the beginner without any coding knowledge to control and manage the content within a web site without technical training.

Content management systems also allow the seasoned pro to quickly organize and present a great deal of content on larger sites with much less effort than hand coding each page.

To find the most suitbale CMS for your project and benefit from its features in the best way possible, a clear understanding of the content and goal of your web project is necessary.

Web content management

With classic web content management, the main emphasis is on creating and managing online content. It’s usually necessary that multiple editors can have access to the backend, which in turn requires complex sharing methods. It’s important that the system provides optimized processing for a website with multimedia content.

Other important factors include the management of user rights, full text search capabilities, an efficient news management system, and the ability to present necessary content in more than one language.

Blog publishing/news

This type of application, as the name suggests, is mainly focused on blogging. Preparation of content, complex links, and sensible categorization, as well as the ability to link to social media platforms and other web 2.0 functions, are particularly important.

The abilities to interact with the reader and control the timing of publication entries can also be important features to consider.

Quickly and easily creating content is equally, if not more important – ideally also being able to do so directly onto a mobile device.

Social publishing/communities

Developing online communities and making them available to a larger audience requires a much larger range of functions than by a simple blog. This is mostly because online communities target active user groups instead of passive readers.

Ideally, content is created not only by the site’s operator, but by the members as well (user-generated content). The basic system of social publishing solutions is usually modular in design and can be extended by certain web 2.0 functions if necessary.