The Content Management System (CMS) is intended for the design and dynamic updating of websites.
What is a content manager?
A Content Manager makes it possible to easily and quickly create the dynamic and editorial content (text, images, videos, …) of a website. The content manager is present at all stages of web content creation, from page validation or article validation to publication rule management.
The main feature of a web Content Management System is to separate the content from the container . It is thus possible to update text or image content independently of the graphic structure of the website, and vice versa.
The articles and content produced are most often stored in a database and the templates allow you to define the layout and layout of the content. The Content Manager organizes and classifies information, associating it with metadata (for example, title, author).
Content management consists of creating, managing and publishing pages and articles quickly via a back-office administration interface so that a writer without knowledge of html can be completely autonomous.
Where do we find content managers?
There are many CMS on the market (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, Prestashop, Magento, …), both proprietary and Open Source solutions. Each CMS has been developed to create and animate a particular type of website.
CMS are developed and adapted in the following areas:
- In E-commerce sites (order management, payment management, delivery, product catalogs …),
- In all the dynamic websites, site brochure, institutional site, website showcase (instant updates, interactivity with Internet users …),
- From the galleries photos or portfolio (adding photos, management of categories …),
- In collaborative work platforms (intranet site, project or team management …),
- In private or public forums (access management, categories and topics …),
- From blogs (easy publication, management of the publication chain, comment management …),
- In community portals and social networks (downloading, management of groups and rights …).
What are the benefits of a web Content Management System?
The main benefits of content management are:
- Effective content management and organization,
- A graphic unit preserved for the entire website,
- An automatic generation of navigation menus and links,
- User administration and a separation of roles,
- A decentralization of the content feed,
- A publication chain with a validation circuit (workflow),
- The ability to organize and plan the production and publication of content.
The use of a CMS is the preferred solution for feeding an Internet site in content, its only defect remains a certain slowness of access to the databases perceptible to the display of the pages on sites not optimized for the time of Loading .