A Content Management System (CMS) allows you to edit your website using a simple system that offers a handful of special tools and other features. You will have a main edit box that will allow you to type in your text content. The over all look and design of the site is controlled by a theme that was designed in a different program and edited to work with the content management system. WordPress is a CMS program that uses themes.
There are additional features that can be installed to help with your editing. They are called plug-ins. The plug-ins are like tiny programs that work inside and along with the content management system. Some plug-ins will have their own control panel that allow you to set options. They can also appear in your editor window along with other icons that you click on to help you with your content. The core function and use of content management systems is to present information on websites.
Content management software provides the end user with website authoring tools and administration tools designed to allow users who have little knowledge of web design or the understanding of HTML the ability of being able to manage their website content with relative ease.
Content Management System that is user friendly
WordPress for years was and still is a blogging tool. With a few tweaks it can run smoothly as a content management system. What makes WordPress great is how much control the end user has. Designers with coding knowledge can literately code any part of WordPress so it will function the way they want. In the admin area you have access to all the php files. Using an FTP program allows you access to the main WordPress folders. If you know CSS, PHP or HTML and if you are a quick learner you can make coding adjustments easily and quickly. Another great factor is you can make your own plugins or themes to upload and install into WordPress. Another good fundamental aspect is you can turn plugins on and off with one click of your mouse. Change the design of your site with a simple and quick theme install. With the vast amount of themes and plugins available for downloading, anything is possible in WordPress!
With the nice themes and plug-ins available you can make your site dance and sing. There are free themes and premium themes that cost. The same goes for plug-ins, there are free plug-ins and premium plug-ins. There is a wide variety to choose from like shopping cart plug-ins, map plug-ins, calendar plug-ins to just name a few of the 1000’s that are available. Creating a website using a content manager can be fun and inspiring once you discover all the tools that are available to you.