A beginners guide to content management systemsWritten / updated by Thomas Skov Iversen
A few years back, the only way for you to develop a website, was to write all the HTML and CSS codes by hand. These days are however over, thanks to the modern and quickly developing content management systems. This article will be a short beginners guide to content managements systems. I will try to explain what CMS is all about, and give you some examples of popular content management systems.
What is a content management system then?
A CM system is not a piece of software or program you have installed on your pc, but rather a content editing system which you can access on the web.
Open source (free) content managements systems - which one do you pick?
Now you might be thinking ”Which one am I then to choose? Are they all equally good?”
Wordpress is one of the most popular content management / blog systems on the market right now. Wordpress is a straight forward and easy to use system, supporting both personal blogs or even fully functional websites.
Drupal is an incredibly powerfully and all round system. It is build using modules, which can easily be adapted for all your personal needs. There are also a wide selection of plugins and adons available for Drupal.
Joomla is a very popular CMS / content management system. It is an open source system, which means that you don't need to pay anything to use it. If you a willing to pay a little money, then there are a plenty of professional themes and plugins available for purchase. Joomla can be used to build a wide range of different website types. Especially static websites including blog features, polls, news feeds and search functions are very easy to manage and implement in Joomla.
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