Technology August 5, 2020 Last updated August 5th, 2020 157 Reads share

Content Management Systems Explained

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Do you know that more than 42% of companies across the world don’t have the right technology to manage their content? Ever wondered how a content creator could survive in the cut-throat competition since content is becoming the major tool to interact with consumers? 

Not just marketing but the quality of content being used also affects the sales, merchandising, and development departments. In other words, if the quality of content used is not good then all the departments of the company get affected by it. 

Usually, the content management system is known as the software platform that allows users to create, edit, collaborate reports, and publish informative content over the social media pages.

 The usage of a graphic user interface helps create an interactive database of a website and enables the website to become more user friendly.

Ever thought about how websites create templates and design in their web pages?

All the websites generally use HTML (the Hypertext Mark-up Language) along with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) to create and design its pages. Since both these languages are considered as the essential core components to create Web pages.

Web-designers prefer using the HTML language to create the structure of the web-pages whereas the CSS visual aural layout.

The Advantages of Using a Content Management System

The CMS allows users to use the coding knowledge to amend, modify, edit content to websites that require the WYSIWYG interface. It works as an acronym to allow you to see what you want. This type of data is entered into CMS software and is stored in the database that renders the web-page by the template. The CSS of this page further controls the output.

In recent years, it worked as the alphabet soup of sorts that is at first blush then it is blurred and reduced to decipher. However, there are some distinct differences related to CMS, WSMS, and ECM. 

Generally, the content management system is considered as a subset of WCMS and ECM.  Content management software is usually used for developing, editing, managing, and pushing out the content. 

The quality of the best CMS is that it works with structured content like documents as well as database records. It is also used to manage content like video and audio files.  

Know the Significance of CMS Development Services 

The services of CMS development allow users to manage the content from an internal user interface and from the dashboard too. With just one-click installs there are a variety of good numbers of CMS software available in the market.  

The particular feature of “one-click installs” facilitates a non-technical marketer to use and navigate tools required to distribute and publish the content. Most of the top-rated CMS programs meant for smaller start-ups work as open source and are free to use. 

The CMS development services allow one to be proficient with another set of the components related to the CMS alphabet soup, JavaScript (programming language widely used in web development), HTML (Hypertext Mark-Up Language), CCS (Cascading Style Sheets), PHP (Personal Home Page as well as hypertext processor) and MySQL.

The website building is similar to the playing with Legos’ plastic bricks that we did in our childhood. It allows one to select the different types of bricks that work best to build websites. It also allows one to write text and insert pictures and graphics directly from the control panel.

Websites are usually built with databases that are similar to Excel spreadsheets and they are generally classified as a secure and easy-to-use interface. Most of the CMS services are managed and are continuously updated as the website evolves. With the advancement in technology, CMS web building platforms are numerous in numbers and WordPress is one such traditional option linked with CMS web-building platform. 

The special quality linked with WordPress web-building platform is that it multi-facilitates many features, templates, themes, and plug-ins. Using it is quite easy as it usually takes very little time to get to install and in a very short time can create live websites. In simpler words, WordPress is the de-facto software that is used by more than 75 million website users.  

Must-Have CMS Development Features

Security

Since the website development continues to be a risky terrain. Thus, security attacks are quite common and can easily bind a standard CMS offering very little protection to guard the company data. This in turn would allow the hackers to gain more control over the look, feel, and content of the websites.

In the year 2017, it has been found that Word Press highlighted a major problem citing the effects of capable threats to thousands of website users. It alerted users about the issues related to a security breach and even allowed companies to modify the appropriate changes to protect the data of the company.

Moreover, it also allowed content creators as well as the publishers to look for the concrete platforms that are suitable to protect their clients against DDoS attacks and generally offered two-factor authentication to add more additional layers about the security of the websites.

Multilingual Functionality

Translate Media, one of the top media giants have reported that nearly 75% of internet users don’t communicate in English and they do seek the facility of translating the content into their native or a local language. It also allows global firms who cater to international clients to need their sites to get equipped with multiple translations.

Thus to meet the objectives of CMS development services are as follows:

  • Site architecture facilitating for global markets and languages
  • It allows the content creator to generate country sites that can be translated into other regional languages along with the global one (English).
  • Cultivates the ability to import/export text like XML and other standard formats
  • It enables the content creators to translate their written texts by importing and exporting it in a standardized format.

Equivalent Distribution of Content

It allows one to address all the types of digital touchpoints especially in today’s times where the landscape has changed and has added more security as well as omnichannel complexity. Content is required to get formatted for the Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Virtual Reality (VR).

Decoupled CMS is recalled as the most user-friendly hybrid variant that gets favored by enterprises with the marketing team.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tools

SEO is also counted amongst one of the necessary components of CMS, WCMS, and ECMS. Whereas Search Engine Watch is identified as the most important element that is looked into consideration before web-developer works through CMS linked with SEO friendly eyes.

  • It allows the content creator to customize page titles along with meta-data.
  • It facilitates the drop-down feature that is required to be built into a CSS format.
  • It assures the SEO-friendly URL.
  • It consolidates duplicate URLs with a rel-canonical tag.
  • It allows one to have an XML Sitemap Creation Function.
  • It makes a content creator more independent while writing an article instead of relying upon content display. It is also mandatory for a content creator to emphasize more on alt-tags.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that CMS development services have eased the task of content creators who are involved in building microsites by permitting fast content-editing and also by streamlining the review process yield the required set of changes in the content in very less time. Well, what we can easily comprehend is that content marketing remains incomplete without the aid of a robust content management system. 

After getting through this article, one can easily understand how much bigger role the right content management system plays in managing the complex content plan. 

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Anna Abram

Anna Abram

I am Anna Abram, a prolific technical content writer at JanBask Digital Design, simplifying modern technology solutions with 8 years of experience & creative, insightful & value-read content.

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