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Content Management System (CMS)

A content management system (CMS) is a web platform designed to help users create, manage, and distribute content via multiple digital channels, including email, social media, website, and more. One major advantage of using a CMS is that it allows non-technical people to make changes to their website without relying on front-end developers.

The following are common features of a CMS:

  • Content creation, allows users to easily create and format content
  • Content storage, stores content in one place, in a consistent fashion
  • Workflows, assigns permissions for managing content based on roles such as authors, editors and admins
  • Publishing, organizes and pushes content live

CMS examples. While there are hundreds of CMS platforms, some of the more popular cms providers are listed below:

  • Drupal
  • Joomla
  • Magento
  • Squarespace
  • Wix
  • Squarespace
  • WordPress