A Beginner’s Guide to Content Management Systems

Here are a few things to think about as you begin your search for a suitable Content Management System (CMS).


What is a Content Management System (CMS)?

  • The front end is the Content Management Application (CMA) which provides a simple interface for non-technical users to add, manage and remove web content from a website.
  • And the back end is the Content Delivery Application (CDA), which delivers content requested by users from the server.

How does a Content Management System work?

  • Create and publish new pages on your website
  • Update or delete existing content and pages
  • Use pre-set categories, themes, or templates to organize the layout of your pages.
  • Ensure consistent presentation of content across your whole website
  • Manage your website’s structure and navigation, including menus and sitemaps.
  • Manage editorial workflows and authorship permission levels.
  • Store and retrieve different types of content (eg text, images, podcasts, videos) in your database

What are the different types of Content Management Systems?

  • WordPress (Cloud-Based CMS)
  • HubSpot (Cloud-Based CMS)
  • Joomla (On-Premise CMS)
  • Drupal (On-Premise CMS)
  • Wix (Cloud-Based CMS)
  • Kentico
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • IBM Enterprise Content Management
  • Pulse CMS
  • Sitecore
  • Shopify
  • Adobe Business Catalyst
  • Contentful
  • Huddle
  • Microsoft 365
  • Oracle Content Management
  • Webflow

Advantages of Content Management Systems?

Disadvantages of Content Management Systems?

Importance of CMS to your business



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