A CMS is a software tool that allows you to create, edit and publish content and are designed to manage content on the Web in a very easy way. They are designed primarily for people with limited technical knowledge to update their own websites.
The goal of a CMS is to provide an easy to use interface for the website owner to modify webpage content. It also provides web publishing tools that allows one or more users to publish updates live on the Web.
Content management systems are available as installable applications and web-based user interfaces. Additionally, most web-based CMS’s are updated automatically, ensuring all users have the latest tools to manage their content.
Here at Artwebco we use two of the most popular CMS systems, namely Joomla or WordPress. They are both well tried and tested award-winning Open Source Content Management Systems which enable us to build websites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including their ease-of-use and extensibility, have made them some of the most popular website software available.
The advantage of a Joomla or WordPress CMS is that your website can be endlessly customised using the large range of plugins available. These CMS systems have expanded to include a wide range of add-ons and extensions in order to make it straightforward to grow the core functionality of a website, empowering us to devise new and enticing ways of attracting visitors, collecting information and offering products and services.
Joomla and WordPress CMS systems are used all over the world to power websites of all types. For example:
- Corporate websites or portals
- Online magazines, newspapers, and publications
- E-commerce and online reservations
- Small business websites
- Non-profit and organisational websites
- Community-based portals
- School and church websites
- Personal or family homepages