What is a content management system?
A content management system (usually abbreviated CMS) is an administration interface for a web site which allows non-technical people to update and manage the site without requiring technical knowledge. The CMS that Stellar Web Works uses is really simple to use and it empowers any non-technical person to create and edit the website’s content without any knowledge of technology like knowledge of HTML etc.
Do I need a CMS?
If you (or your staff) would like to make updates to your website yourself and are not a technical person (in the web sense), then you really need a CMS. Even if you are familiar with HTML and comfortable editing the source code directly, a CMS makes the whole thing a lot easier.
So, how does this CMS thing work?
Typically the footer of your page will have a login link which you click on to log in to the CMS. Once you are logged in, you view the website as normal with one key difference – you will see an ‘Edit’ button on each page. If you want to make a quick change such as change the text on a page, all you have to do is click the ‘Edit’ button. Then you are taken to the edit area for that page. You simply change the text in the edit box and click ‘Save’ and you’re done – easy as that! Of course you can do much more than edit text – you can add images and other files, create new pages, run a blog and much much more.
Other benefits of a CMS
Having a CMS based website allows you to take complete control of your website, which will provide your business with several important benefits, including: