Managing Data

Content Management Systems


Christian Bien

What is a Content Management System | The Journey by GoDaddy

In the above video, the team at GoDaddy go through what a CMS is and how to choose the right one for a business.

What is a Content Management System?

A Content Management System (CMS) is an online publishing tool that allows users to create, edit and publish online content without the use of development tools or knowledge of HTML.

CMS allow for independent publishers to share their own content without extensive knowledge of programming and other features.

Examples of Content Management Systems

Blogging Platforms

  • Blogger - Free blogging platform owned by Google.

  • Tumblr - Free blogging platform.

Web Development Platforms

  • Wordpress - The most popular website builder for blogs and websites.

  • Squarespace - A simple and modern website builder. 

  • Wix - A simple and modern website builder with developer features.

  • Webflow - A modern no-code website builder for more advanced users. 

Dedicated Content Management Systems

These are platforms which refer their platform as CMS products. However, as stated above, any product which manages online content can be a CMS. 

  • Wordpress - The most popular website builder for blogs and websites.

  • Drupal - Open source CMS.

  • Joomla - Free and open source CMS. 

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Online Data Storage Methods
Security Techniques for Managing Data
Types of Backup Techniques
Purpose of Data Mining
Data Security Methods
User Generated Content
Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
Concept of Web 2.0 and 3.0
Content Management Systems
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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Below are some key features of a great CMS:

  • User friendly Interface - Allows for easy navigation without the knowledge of code. 

  • Security features - Provides the latest security features with a dedicated team to manage site security. Users of the CMS can focus on content generation while the CMS platform has a team focused on managing security. 

  • Social networking integration - Enables easy access to share content directly to social media channels. 

  • Collaborative features - Allowing multiple editors to generate content at once, or work on the same piece of content in real time.