Content management FAQ

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What is the best CMS platform?

The best marketing CMS platforms in 2019, ranked in descending order are WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, Typo3, Serendipity, Dotclear, ImpressPages and Chamlio. WordPress is by far the most extensively used but Joomla or Drupal have traditionally been seen as being better for very high traffic websites.

How a content management system works?

A content management system (CMS) is an application used to control a website. It allows users to add, edit and manage content in a simple easily understood manner. The controls can be set to allow multiple contributors to create, edit and publish, each having set administrative privileges.

Is WordPress a CMS?

There are in effect two types of WordPress. There is the website, WordPress .org. This can be used to create webpages on the WordPress Domain, There is also the application version. This is hosted and is used to create and manage websites on a specific domain. Both are content management systems based on PHP & MySQL.

What are CMS platforms?

A content management system (CMS) is a software application. They allow users to create and manage digital content via an interface. There are versions such as WordPress that employ a simple and easy to use interface, these being very suitable for non-technical users. Other versions such as Joomla or Drupal, are more powerful, but are complex and have a much steeper learning curve.

How many types of CMS are there?

There are three broad ways that Content Management Systems are provided. Open Source, such as WordPress, Proprietary systems, which are often developed by Web Development companies for bespoke projects and Software-as-a-Service CMS, this often being cloud-based.

Why use a content management system for your website?

By taking away the technical issues of web page creation and management, a CMS allows the owner of the site to focus on Content. This enables them to work on the important matters of increasing website traffic, improving SEO and converting customers.

Which website platform is best?

The term website platform can be used to refer to both a website Content Management System, like WordPress, or to a Website Builder like Wix. WordPress can be used to create and manage a website by non-technical users, however, it is often necessary to involve a web developer at some stage. On the other hand, Wix is much simpler and can be used by all with ease. However, web builders are less flexible and they do not, therefore, meet the needs of all.

Is Shopify a CMS?

Strictly speaking, as Shopify allows you to add and manage content, it could be considered to be a Content Management System. However, whilst Shopify does allow the creation and editing of in-depth product descriptions, product-related content and a blog, it doesn’t have the same level of control when compared to content management systems like WordPress.

What is the difference between a CMS and a website?

A CMS, also known as a WCMS for Web Content Management System, is used to create and manage websites via a relatively easy to use interface. Websites are collections of pages that may have been created by hand, by a website builder platform like Wix, or a CMS like WordPress or Drupal.

Why do I need a CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System. Their purpose is to relieve a website owner from all the technical aspects of creating and running a website. If you are adept at writing code you would not necessarily need to use a CMS, but having one allows the operator to spend more time on the important aspects of Content Creation and Strategy.

What is cloud content management?

Cloud content management (CCM) is not the same as a cloud-based version of WordPress. Instead is an aspect of information technology (IT) management that covers the management of information within a cloud-based hosting environment. CCM is an easy and secure way for teams to collaborate and work together.

Why is content management important?

The reason Content Management Systems are important is simple, as it takes away all the hard technical work of creating and running a website. You are therefore able to concentrate on the creation, editing and managing the pages of your website, all via a simple easy to use interface.

What is the difference between WordPress and website builder?

WordPress is a content management system (CMS). This allows the operator to create, manage and administer a complex website. A website builder, like Wix, is far more basic, but because of this is far easier to use.

Why WordPress is the best CMS?

One good reason is that the power of WordPress can be enhanced by using one of the many plugins available. It is also very easy to customise even if you are not a technical developer, a large number of Themes being obtainable. WordPress also allows you to optimise a site for mobile devices and to secure it against hackers.

Is Wix a CMS?

Wix is a website building platform, this, in essence, being a simple version of a Content Management System. Wix does have components and applications that work like a CMS, but Wix is more design-driven and does not offer the functionality of a full-blown CMS like WordPress or Drupal.

Stuart Taylor

Stuart Taylor is the Technical Director here at Rouge Media.

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