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What is a CMS?

Just what is a content management system, anyway?

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A content management system, or CMS, is a web application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.

Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of "behind the scenes" work such as:

  • Automatically generate navigation elements
  • Making content searchable and indexable
  • Keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings
  • And much, much more.