Why Use A CMS Website

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Why use a CMS Website

Running your website with a CMS (Content Management System) will not only greatly reduce the cost to develop the website, but the amount of time required to manage a website as well. Using a Content Management System will enable the website layout to be quickly designed and applied to the entire website without the need to modify each individual page on the site. Content can be dynamically loaded and created either by dedicated site authors with little training, or outsourced to a design agency.

In the broadest terms, website content management is the system that is used to control the flow of content through a website. Content is defined as anything that can be consumed: images, HTML, video, audio, or anything else. This “flow” controls everything relevant, including permissions: who can access and modify the data, how it is stored and displayed, and other things. Typically the content management system will act as a back-end to the site, so no user will ever directly interact with the system but only its components. To summarise, the best reasons of why to use a CMS over a tradional HTML website is ease of use are:

  • Lower setup and operating costs
  • You keep control over site content at all times
  • Page styles can be changed from a single source file
  • Multiple users can update a site at once
  • The same content can be shown on multiple pages