A content management system is popular software used by web designers in the design of interactive WebPages. CMS resides in a server replacing web pages as a way of displaying a website. In real sense this pages do not exist instead, they are made from a database by CMS software. In addition, website features are added by plugins. This eliminates the need of custom development. Using CMS separates content from design as page design is based on template. The advantage of this is that a site owner can change content without affecting the page layout in anyway making design issues easy to sort.
CMS is the best way of running a large website or a website in need of regular edits or changes. A large and complex site is best built through use of a CMS. It is simply designed to help you have control of your website and make updates whenever you desire.
Benefits associated with CMS
Fast- making corrections such as grammatical errors, and spelling correction will normally require the website to go into offline mode. With Cms this is process is avoided and changes can be effected fast. Making edits is as simple as making edits in a word file, and once edits have been made, it goes online immediately.
Cheaper- the long-term cost of designing a website through CMS is lower compared to designing a static website. This is due to factors such as maintenance costs which is relatively cheaper when using CMS
A more developed media capability- CMS offers a more developed media capability as compared to standard websites.
Easiest way of starting a website- Cms presents by far the easiest way of starting a website(s). You not need comprehensive technical and programming ability to design a website.
Other benefits- plugins are readily available, content separated from design, and templates control the design and the layout.