What is CMS?

A Content Management System (CMS) is an online platform that underlies many websites enabling the website owner or webmaster to administer the website. This can be as simple as making changes to text and images on the website or as complex as changing the layout and complete look and feel of a website.


Content management systems are designed and built to enable business owners or employees to makes changes to websites without the need for technical knowledge and know how. CMS platforms will often include what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) editors that function in much the same fashion as well known word processing software such as Microsoft Word.

Content management systems come in various forms including custom built applications specifically tailored to a business’s needs or pre-built open source applications such as WordPress. CMSs are used by millions of websites as a way of reducing costs and increasing efficiency. CMS platforms remove the need for businesses to constantly contact web developers when changes are required. This means no additional web development charges as well as no waiting times for changes to be implemented. Changes to the website can be completed instantly and easily by internal staff when required.

Although content management systems allow the not so savvy web user to make changes to a website they do still require an initial design, set up and build by experienced web developers.

WebSmart provides a professional website solution that includes the upload, template installation and deployment of the WordPress CMS for your business as well as CMS training if required.

To chat about CMS solutions that will suit your project best contact us today:
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