Content Management Systems or CMS for short, are website platforms that allow users with proper permissions to publish, edit and modify website content from an administrator dashboard on the site backend. CMSs have been available since the late 1990’s and most websites currently use some form of a Content Management System.

In short a CMS makes it easy for a business owner to make simple changes and updates to websites such as blogs, eCommerce sites, and news sites without having extensive coding knowledge.

Content Management Systems

User can be assigned permissions to perform certain tasks such as editing articles, posting new products, or making design changes. This is very useful because a user can be assigned a task such writing new article, and they can access the admin panel without the risk of  effecting any other part of the site.

Popular CMS’s include:

  • WordPress
  • Joomla
  • Drupal
  • Magneto
  • Open Cart

To see a list of the most popular CMS’s and their current usage statistics you can click here.

The most popular CMS’s are open source and free to use like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal but some are proprietary such as Expression Engine. All of the CMS’s have both free and paid plugins that you can add to the CMS to provide additional functionality, such as an image slider, a contact form, or a shopping cart.

At MastroTek will build quality websites and specialize in Content Management Systems. We also provide training for business owners if they intend to manage their new website themselves. If you think your business is in need of a new website Call MastroTek today for a free estimate!

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