What is a Web Content Management System?

(WCMS) is a word you must have seen through your web searches especially when you are a newcomer to the scene and want to build your first website. A content management system is simply a software program providing you with the ability to create and manage a website with ease. It is complete with administration tools, collaboration and website authoring and users will not need to know extensive mark-up languages or web programming languages to create and manage their websites. If a robust content management system is used a user will have a perfect foundation for collaboration and they will be able to manage the documents and output for several author participations and editing.
Content management systems differ from another but mostly uses a database or content repository for storing of page content and other data and information needed by the system. For improvement of performance you will find that most CMS uses server side caching and a good CMS feature for regular visitors. Administration of a CMS is done through a browser interface and changes can be made with very little technical knowledge. Typically a content management system requires a web developer or a web developer to set it up, but some CMS are easy to download and install and non-technical users will find it an easy to use website maintenance tool.
A content management system has many advantages as it is a great SEO tool as search engines gives preference to new and updated content websites. The social media plugins available as one of the CMS features as well as RSS feeds significantly increases readers and visitors to websites. A CMS will be provided with a universal layout, but most CMS features include template designs or drag and drop AJAX systems for design modes. Beginners will be able to customize their own websites without any coding knowledge.

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Books on CMS

CONTENT MANAGEMENT BIBLE BY BOB BOIKO WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS (WCMS): HIGH-IMPACT STRATEGIES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: DEFINITIONS, BY KEVIN ROEBUCK(2011) PROFESSIONAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS: HANDLING DIGITAL MEDIA ASSETS BY DR ANDREAS MAUTHE AND DR PETER THOMAS (MAR 22, 2004) LEARNING FROM LIBRARIES THAT USE WORDPRESS: CONTENT-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BEST PRACTICES AND CASE STUDIES BY KYLE M. JONES AND POLLY-ALIDA FARRINGTON (JUL 31, 2012) USING WORDPRESS AS A LIBRARY CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BY KYLE M. L. JONES… more