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What is Content Management System (CMS)?

A Content Management System, or CMS, is a software application that allows users to create, manage, and publish digital content without extensive technical knowledge. In the world of marketing, a CMS plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining a website or blog that is both user-friendly and SEO-optimized. In this blog post, we will dive into the concept of CMS, its benefits, and some popular examples to help you understand the importance of having a CMS for your online presence.

There are many popular examples of CMSs that are widely used today. WordPress, for example, is a popular open-source CMS that is used by millions of websites and blogs. Another example is Drupal, which is known for its versatility and scalability. Joomla and Wix are also popular CMSs that offer a range of features for businesses of all sizes.

Content management systems are an essential tool for creating and maintaining a successful online presence. With its user-friendly interface and powerful features, a CMS can help you improve the user experience for your visitors and increase your website's visibility in search engines. Whether you are a small business owner, individual, or a marketer, understanding the concept of CMS and the benefits it offers can help you make the most of your online presence.

Note from a developer (the guy that build this site): A CMS is great for getting started when you have no online presence and/or access to a developer. Keep in mind that these systems are a 60/40 solution, getting you 60% of the way there before you need to add more plugin/extensions. Just like your computer operating system, adding more programs/apps that allow you to do more things also means adding more complexity and dependencies. Using extensions from third parties means you're dependent on them to keep the extension up to date with security updates and features that may or may not break what you have. And when it comes to SEO, specifically Core Web Vitals, not being in full control of your site means hiring a developer to fully fix issues. Food for thought.

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