A ‘Content Management System’ is often known by its abbreviation – ‘CMS’.

A CMS is designed to help non-technical people create and manage pages/content on their websites with ease.

Without a CMS, individuals would need to navigate HTML to create, edit, or delete content from a website.

How do you use a CMS?

Every CMS looks slightly different but generally, a CMS should initially present you with some kind of dashboard when you log into your CMS.

There are usually categories down the left of your dashboard for the various areas of your website – these can be ‘Pages’, ‘Images’, ‘Users’, and any other functions specific to your website such as a booking calendar or ecommerce shop.

All CMSs should have a user guide, whether that’s within your CMS or on an external site, if it’s not obvious where your user guide is then we recommend asking your website developer.

Functions of a CMS

When you edit a page on your website using a CMS it will generally look a bit like Microsoft Word.

An editable section of content with a string of icons above (known as ‘WYSIWYG’) that allows you to enter bullet points, bold content, align content, and add hyperlinks.

Examples of CMS

Examples of CMSs here in the UK are…

  • WordPress
  • Magento
  • Squarespace
  • Wix
  • And, of course, our own bespoke CMS

There is no CMS that outshines the rest, it all depends on what kind of website you have, how technical you consider yourself, and how much you want to be able to edit.

To discuss what content management system is right for you and your business, contact Digital Nachos today.

Published: 1st Feb 2024

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