What does a content management system do

CMS - Content Management System

Definition of CMS - Content Management System

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Definition and explanation of CMS - Content Management System:

CMS is an acronym for Content management system (English for content management system).

CMS are programs with the help of which content is created, edited and organized. The content can consist of texts, images, videos, multimedia documents in websites and other forms of media.

A CMS / content management system can usually be used without programming knowledge in the area of ​​various programming languages, such as HTML, PHP, JavaScript and other code languages ​​that are necessary for creating CMS programs. The explanation for this is that the majority of CMS programs are processed via a graphical user interface.

The most popular open source CMS programs include:

  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • TYPO3
  • WordPress

Programs of the CMS, the content of which is used exclusively on the web, are referred to as web content management systems. The definition of this term includes systems that are only required for creating websites.

CMS is part of the extensive ECM (Enterprise Content Management).


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