What is Content Management System (CMS)

WordPress continues to be the most widely used Content Management System (CMS) on the internet. A CMS is a special kind of software that is used to create, edit, organize, and manage the publication of content on the internet.

 

An easier way to think of a CMS is that it is blogging software, although, of course, a CMS can be used to manage any type of website that produces content. In fact, WordPress is used for newspapers, magazines, business websites, university websites, real estate listings websites, personal biography websites, e-commerce websites, videography and photography portfolios, book author websites, and many, many other applications. Pretty much any kind of website that you can think of can be managed and created with a powerful CMS like WordPress.

 

The advantage of a CMS is that it allows you to publish and manage content on a website without having to know any coding or technical skills. Once you learn how to adjust the settings, a CMS like WordPress gives you tremendous abilities to fine-tune how your content is displayed, shared, and accessed by visitors to your website.

 

In the earliest days of the internet, the only way to create content for a website was to hand code it in HTML. Then, if you wanted to update the content, you had to go back in and add more HTML code. WordPress was designed to make all of this easy and to publish content and design how that content is displayed by clicking on a few buttons.