What Are Content Management Websites?

What Are Content Management Websites?

by Ken Haskins |

CMS websites allow you to create and manage content on your website. The CMS stands for Content Management System. Unlike paying tech support monthly or annual fees to update your website for you, having a CMS website puts the power in your hand to make changes to your website anytime and anywhere your want.

For example: Let’s say you have a website for your business and you wanted to change one of the images, make a change to your business hours for the holidays or re-write the description for a service product on your website. Having a CMS website allows you to easily do this without having to send an email or submit a ticket and the wait for tech support to get back to you.

You can manage all of your website’s content through a password protected admin panel. As long as you have internet access, you can make changes to your website.

Another key feature of most CMS websites is the ability to create and manage blog posts from your own website.

Sure, you could use social media websites to do this, but blogging from your own website can be very beneficial because it drives traffic to your website and/or business, which turns social connections into potential customers for any products that are available on your website.

Not to mention, social media websites often change policies, rules and user experience, which can affect what you do and say on those sites.

With your own website, you can view social media websites for what it’s worth—a means to share content from YOUR website, thereby using such outlets to help brand your OWN online identity.

If you plan to blog, sell products or just make updates to your website without having to know or use HTML code (HyperText Markup Language) to do so, then a CMS website is what you should get. It will make doing all of those thing much, much easier and will save you so much time.

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About The Author

Ken Haskins is a web developer from Maryland, who has a strong passion for web design, teaching and customer service. He has been publicly recognized on several occassions for his commitment to excellence.