What is a Content Management System?

Content Management Systems (CMS) allows web site administrators and administrators to add, update or delete content, photos, and documents in their web site in "real time".

Many web sites are modified using these web-based tools as they require little to no knowledge of HTML or web scripting languages. CMS programmes make it easy for a webmaster or site owner who does not know HTML or have access to a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML Editor, such as Macromedia's Dreamweaver, to update their site. 

How do Content Management Systems Work?

Content Management Systems create a dynamic web site environment, where all the content is stored in a database. Using a web-based interface, the website owner can select which page they want to update and then can modify the web content in an editor, with many of the familiar formatting keys that can be found in a Word processing program. Once the content has been updated, with the simple click of a button, the CMS will turn their text into HTML code and publish the content to the web site.