A content management system is a software tool that allows you to interact with various kinds of data without the knowledge of any specific programming languages or other hardware and software related things. Usually a CMS is used in web publishing where the main thin or the website itself can be edited trough tat system with simple point and click actions without the need to know any HTML code or any other programming languages. There are hundreds if not thousands of CMS systems that you can use and there are paid, free as well as freemium solutions and depending on your needs and requirements you will have to choose the right CMS.
With a content management system you will be able to add, edit and delete web pages without the need to write sophisticated code just like you would do it with some Microsoft products. But here with this system you will be dynamically creating content that will be displayed onto the web where anyone will be able to see it. Of course every CMS is different and you will need to do some learning on how to do what you wan to do but usually this can be done in a couple of hours and from that point on you won’t need to learn anything new and you will be able to create a blog or a website where content will be added by your standards and as fast as you would like. In the older days before CMS systems were created the only people who could create websites were IT specialists who knew how to code HTML and other programming languages as well as hot to set up a web server and keep everything running seamlessly. But as time went on and web became more and more popular… Read more...
WordPress is the single largest Content management system in the world with over 70 million active websites. WordPress was started in 2003 and from that point it has expanded to be the single biggest platform for website development and management. About 10% to 30% of all the websites that are available in the world are hosted on WordPress and knowing how large is the internet you can now realize how massive this platform is.
WordPress is an open source software and that means that anyone can download modify and use this software how they please. This has allowed WordPress to become the single most important platform because it is free and you can start a website in just a couple of minutes. But that does not mean that WordPress is only created for small websites because some of the biggest websites in the world use WordPress as their CMS platform and because it is free those websites were started without spending a dime.
WordPress software is written in PHP and HTMl codes and there is a one click install created that will install this software on your web server in just a couple of seconds. Because of the CMS capabilities you don’t need to know any programming languages or things about web servers to create your own website and if this wasn’t the case I doubt that 70 million people would have chosen WordPress as their main platform. Because WordPress platform uses PHP, HTML and MySQL databases and all these things are the industry standard for web development there are very few servers that will not host WordPress websites on them and even if your server does not allow WordPress installation you can always choose a different web server.
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