WordPress Content Management System

A content management system or (CMS) is software that makes it easy for non-techies to organize and manage web content. Once upon a time updating a website meant passing off your polished and perfected writing to a programmer who would convert it into a mishmash of computer lingo, often unintentionally skewering some of the finer points of style and layout. The process was slow and painful for everyone involved, not to mention expensive.
Nowadays, thanks to the advent of WYSIWYG editors like the Bold and Italic functions in Microsoft Word and content management systems, you do not need a degree in computer science to update a website. If you can successfully send an e-mail, you can update a web page. Of course CMS’s can range from free, open source software to enormously expensive custom-designed solutions. WordPress, which is technically a blog system but can easily be used as a CMS to run websites. It is an open source blog software package that works exceptionally well as and it makes it easy for anyone to set up, manage and maintain a website.
Important CMS features
• First off, since WordPress is open source, it is free. That is always a bonus.
• Since it is open source it also has a thriving community of developers constantly improving the software and creating plugins to expand the software.
• WordPress lets you create pages (stand alone content) and posts (time-driven content) to build out the content of your site.
• You can also easily manage your site’s look and feel with themes. These are custom designs for your site that control how everything is laid out and organized.
• The software is highly customizable, so you can use it for just about anything.

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CMS Ratings

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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