Content Management System (CMS)
A (web) Content Management System allows a number of people to maintain a website using a simple web-browser-based interface (instead of manually authoring webpages).
Content Management Systems generally consist of a number of templates corresponding to standard ‘types’ of information, e.g.
- Event Promotion
- Staff Profiles
- Press Releases
- Product Listings
Users of the system may be assigned specific privileges to restrict the types of change they can make to the website.
For example; the communications manager might only be able to add and edit press releases; changes to product pricing can only be made by the product manager.
Examples of CMS
*Disclaimer: After years of faithful development with Joomla, I have finally made the switch to WordPress. Like a lost friend, I now relegate Joomla to specific use instances, and recommend that all my clients choose WordPress CMS over Joomla (or any other CMS).