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Web Developer Resource Index: Content Management

A Content Management System, or CMS, is a Web application designed to give users the ability to create, edit, manage, and control a Web site without a high degree of technical expertise. An IT person, or perhaps a programmer, is usually in charge of installing, configuring, and even managing the system. This individual normally works with a designer in the begging stages to create the look-and-feel of the resulting Web site, or perhaps down the road when an organization chooses to update or improve the design.

News, newspaper, and other online publising sites are the primary consumers of such software. To a lesser degree, wikis and blog systems are also considered a form of CMS—often there is a gray are between these categories.

In addition to standard text, a CMS also has features to work with images, multimedia, and other digital content.

Other features of a CMS usually include (but aren’t limited to):

There are many CMS systems available and choosing one that best fits your needs can be a daunting task. As always, the ones I list are open-source, and on this page, written in PHP.

Updated: Friday, November 14th, 2008 @ 11:13 PM EST

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