CMSs or content management systems have completely changed how users access and create content on the web. Without content management systems, we wouldn’t have blogs or the intuitive user interfaces that we have now, you can even build websites using CMSs which eliminates the tedious amounts of code that web designers and builders have had to use in the past. Many content management systems such as the ever popular www.wordpress.com, allow you to upload and enter all of your data and content for what ever purpose your need, website, blog, any other kind of correspondence and then allows you to organize in a way that meets your needs and needs of the people that access your information.
CMS has streamlined the way that we present information and allows those of us who have never known about web design and construction to start building without much previous hardware knowledge. Design is the key instinct in CMS, and will store your data no matter what kind of design that you use with your blog, website, etc. And all of the information that you put into a CMS is there, and ready for a designer to organize it. This is called indexing, Techtarget, a online tutorial site based off of a CMS says, “An additional feature is indexing, search, and retrieval. A CMS system indexes all data within an organization. Individuals can then search for data using keywords, which the CMS system retrieves.” Which in turn provides a quick and easy directory for site or blog visitors to have access to all of your site’s information, seamlessly and intuitively.
WordPress, one of the top CMSs out there, is something that I am actually using for my own Capstone project and something that I am going to be working rather closely with for the whole semester.
One online tutorial site says that “The backend layout is streamlined and intuitive, and a new user should be able to easily find their way around the administration section. WordPress also comes with built-in image and multimedia uploading support.”
Meaning not only do content management systems store and display data in a user friendly and readable manner, but they also offer support and user information so that you always know if you are using your CMS to its potential, or if you need help in learning how to use a CMS.