When it comes to life online, we all use content management systems in one way or another: blogging, building websites, maintaining websites, selling products online, marketing them and more. However, the refined notion of CMS in the 21st Century involves creating a system that can separate the creation of design and content, then work together to publish the elements.
A web content management system is a CMS designed to simplify the publication of web content to websites, in particular allowing non-technical users to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files. Therefore a Content Management System is ideal for clients wishing to make ongoing changes to their website with minimum training. A CMS typically requires an experienced coder, such as one of TempoWeb’s technical advisors, to set up and add features, but it is primarily a website maintenance tool for non-technical administrators.
TempoWeb uses a range of CMS software matched to clients’ needs and abilities – WordPress, Textpattern, Joomla, Drupal – each have their own list of pros and cons.
A web content management system (WCMS) is a software system which provides website authoring, collaboration and administration tools designed to allow users with little knowledge of web programming languages or markup languages to create and manage the site’s content with relative ease. A rich WCMS provides the foundation for collaboration, offering users the ability to manage documents and output for multiple author editing and participation.