23 August. 2021

CMS in Web Development Services

To put it into simple words, a Content Management System (CMS) is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website without programming or web hosting experience. At Flawless Technologies we believe in providing the best web solutions by operating with the leading platforms of CMS like WordPress and Joomla. In the following blog, we will go through the immense journey of CMS and explore its amazing features and numerous uses.

What is CMS?

A CMS is an internet-based software through which we can keep a track of elements like photos, texts, and videos on your website in an organized manner. In short, a user-friendly website content manager. As soon as you think of building a website, the first thing that pops up in your brain is a ton of coding done by some geeky people. And that is not a not picture, it is a fact that the foundation of every single website out there is code. But with a content management system, you can skip the coding part and jump with all your focus on the more fun parts of running a website like creating content and making the user experience greater.

So How does a Content Management System works?

In CMS you get to start off with some kind of dashboard where you can manage all the important aspects of your website. For instance, let us say you want to add the latest blog to your website, all you need to do is type/insert that blog into your content management site and you’re done… just like that.

Types of CMS

The trio that leads the CMS market is - WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal. Some other new CMS in the industry are Wix, Squarespace, Shopify, TYPO3, and new platforms emerge in every new session.

What are the uses of CMS?

Though there are multiple reasons to use Content Management System, let me give you 5 such reasons to use CMS.

  1. 1. Little to no coding knowledge is required - Once your website is fully developed you can manage your content without any coding or programming skills with platforms like WordPress. Adding images, videos, and texts to your site can be as easy as operating Microsoft Word.

  2. 2. Easy collaboration and access - You and your whole can have access to the content editor and you all can collaborate on various projects altogether. Team members can edit, delete, insert or update from their own pc which means one can have permission and she/he can have access to the site and you do not need to send multiple different files to different individuals.

  3. 3. Plugins and advanced SEO tools - Content Management Systems offers you all kinds of SEO tools to help improve the rank of your site in mega search engines like Google, Bing, Microsoft Edge, etc. Of course, they cannot be as good as your digital marketing team but yes SEO tools on CMS can help you improve your rank and get more traffic to your website. The plugins get updated regularly and adapt your website to cope up with any change in the search engine algorithms. As secure as possible - In today’s world where cyber security/data security is given the utmost importance, the last you want is your website to be hacked. Especially if you are running an e-commerce website and if someones hack and steal the personal information and card details of your clients it can affect your sales if your website is not secure. Now if you cannot afford a team of ethical hackers to make your website, don’t worry because CMS has an army of developers who are continuously testing and keeping your environment safe. In addition to that, there is also the availability of plugins that defends your website from spyware.

  4. 4. Effective and Pocket Friendly - While you need to hire a whole team of full-stack developers to build a website and the expense doesn’t end there if you need any updates in the future you need to pay again and again to the web developer. You not only have to invest your money but also it takes time to make changes. With a content management system, you don’t need to rely upon a software team to get it updated you can do it at your convenience when you need it to be done.

Features of CMS

The below-listed features are the Standard CMS Features that are available for free on the open-source platforms.

  1. Pages Management- You can create, edit, publish and delete pages
  2. Text Content- You can link, add and delete texts
  3. Links- You can attach links, resize
  4. Images.- Attach, resize and upload or delete images
  5. Videos- You can Upload / Add / Delete videos
  6. Basic SEO - Add / Update / Delete Keywords / Website Description Web Traffic Analytics Add / Update / Delete

As every coin has two sides, we would see the good and bad of it. So let us start with it.

  • ● Well, we have seen many reasons to use Content Management Systems like little or no coding required, Updating content is fairly straightforward, save you a lot of money in the long run, and a few more.
  • ● But it’s only fair to see the drawbacks as well before jumping to any conclusion.
  • ● Although there is a whole army of developers maintaining the security of your website there is pretty much nothing you can do when the platform is down for maintenance and that can be a security threat to your website. It needs to be coded hard and maintained and updated regularly.
  • ● You also need to have a team to upgrade the CMS software
  • ● Like every other system, you need to learn how to operate the tools in a content management system.

The thing is whenever a new system is launched it hypes down the traditional way. Although CMS has made it easier for content developers it still requires skilled people and the website as always still needs code. And we at Flawless Technologies offer you the best-skilled developers to handle your CMS.

  • By : Rudra Patel