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Content Management System

A 'Content Management System (CMS) is a web content creation system that allows the publisher to maintain and manage the content regardless of the source code. No programming knowledge of the editor is required as editing is done in a special WYSIWYG editor. With access management, multiple users can work on the system. The best known representatives of open source CMS are WordPress, TYPO3, Drupal, and Joomla. The Magento web app also contains a CMS. Content management systems can be free or paid.


A content management system can perform a number of functions to enable website operators or authors to create a web portal quickly and easily.

Structure of the website

On CM systems, it is feasible to create a relatively trivial web structure. Directories and folders can be easily managed and organized on the backend. Creating and deleting web page folders does not require any special knowledge. A CM system is normally dynamically update.


The content is edited with a rich text editor, which provides all formatting alternatives with a WYSIWYG tool. At the same time, the tool ensures the incorporation of multimedia content and dynamic image processing. This facilitates insertion of videos, images and other interactive content.

Layout and templates

Another feature allows the user of a CM system to display layouts, templates, and CSS without much effort. The separation of the development environment and the editorial area makes it easy to create designs and templates.


Content management systems are compatible with most hosting service providers offered by PHP and MySQL. CMS users only need a browser to work on backend management. At the same time, an access system makes it easy to manage uploads and maintain document files.


The use of APIs in a CMS framework allows to extend existing functionalities and develop new types of content items. very flexibly. There are many communities on the Internet for the breadth of content management systems, mainly for open source solutions such as Typo 3.


Content management systems have many advantages over a "handcrafted" Internet presence. As a general rule, CM systems are very easy to operate and usually require less development effort than self-programmed solutions. This helps webmasters without programming skills. The many predefined functions, such as captchas, make it very easy to create websites and customize them to suit the target group.