Content Management System
A content management system (CMS) is, as the name already reveals, a system for the management of certain contents. The content management system contains certain data that generates a website. It is used to provide a common project to an entire team. Every member of the team may work on the project at the same time from any place and always has got the actual right at hand.
The basic Modules of Content Management Systems
First of all one establishes the design of a content management system. After that one adds the relevant content and structure to the website. From now on the different authors may introduce and edit data (for example pictures or articles). The authors may choose from many possible formats in which a data set may be delivered (for example PDF- or HTML-documents).
Different Content Management Systems
One distinguishes between four different content management systems:
- Full dynamic systems: Here the document is freshly generated and therefore updated by every single inquiry.
- Statical systems: A document is not freshly generated, but taken out of an existing data bank.
- Hybrid systems: The full dynamic system is connected with the static system. That way updated sections are combined with static ones.
- Semi-static systems: Updated data is directly placed into the static data set.
The Advantages of Content Management Systems
Content management system like for example Wordpress or TYPO3 are freely accessible ones. These content management systems may be easily used by authors who have not got any skills in programming. They may be accessible from any computer. The generated website may be locked employing a code only known for persons holding the access authority. Over and above the website may be expanded by useful modules like a search function. Summing up that way a content management system helps a team of authors to secure and save the project, not to be dependent on external services and to be able to present the content straight at the point where its creators want to have it.