What is CMS ?

What is CMS?

CMS aka Content Management System. You hear that word, but what does it mean? What is a CMS?

A content management system is something you definitely want. Why? Because a content management system, or a CMS, helps you manage your website’s content without having to touch the code. That’s a good thing. It means you can make updates to your site without having to touch your code.

Content management systems make life easier for businesses by allowing them to control the content on their website without having to know how to mess with code. When you see the process that would have to go into making changes to the content of a website without a CMS, it begins to make a lot more sense why we have them, and the really important role that they play.

Before there was such a thing as a CMS, businesses would have to call their webmasters, tell them the changes to make, and the webmaster would then have to make those changes directly to the code. In the video, I showed you what that would look like. In order to get under the hood of a web site, you needed to open a text editor, do a lot of messing around with HTML and CSS files, and then push to the server.