Content Management System or CMS, in short, is a software or a bunch of software that manages the
client’s website without proving to be a monumental task for the website owners who are not aware of
the intricacies of web design.
What is CMS?
Content Management System(CMS) is a software application or a set of programs that create and
structure the online content of any website. There is a multitude of CMS programmes in the market, and
some of the famous ones are WordPress, Magento, and so on.
How does CMS help in creating functional websites?
A CMS helps the website to answer the following questions without any hassle or complexity involved in
outsourcing the technical requirements of a site. These issues determine the functionality of a site and a
reliable CMS help in that regard:
- Who: This is the primary question every site is exposed to, and the site owner has to categorize
the people who will be accessing their website.
- What: This question refers to the task that is to be accomplished or completed on the website.
A customer making a purchase or a staff updating the site content are examples of the mission
linked to the site.
- How: This question refers to the navigational capabilities of the website and how the user or the
staff will have access to it and what route should be assigned to who and the path to access
them has to be decided.
- Why: It refers to the reason behind each and every task in the website. If a customer is
accessing the website, the logical solution to it will be the purchase the products, or if a
programmer is being accessed, it will be to tweak the programme. Each of them has their own needs
and reasons for this question. These many questions have to be cleared when building a website from scratch. A good CMS program
will have an answer to all these questions beforehand and will provide full range functionality with
extensions, modules, plugins, and add-ins.