CMS term explained
CMS (Content Management System) is special software, which is necessary for the creation content, content control, organization structure and editing of the website.
Also often used terms such as site engine or content management system.
The basic principles of CMS
CMS systems allow you to not only add content to the site, but also to correct it, without changing the internal mechanism of output and the organization of the pages. CMS conditionally can be divided into two parts: the database (which contains all the information about the content of the pages) and a visual display of information to users (templates).
To make it most convenient to work with the information content of the site, a large number of content management systems have a tool called "Visual Editor" - a program that can generate HTML-code, it facilitates custom formatting of the text layout. Therefore, in the process, you can immediately see the content that will be displayed on the user's screen
Content management system is used to allow user to fill the resource content, without attracting specialists.
To use CMS, you do not need knowledge of HTML or programming. But for to start working with the Content Management System, you must learn basic principles and to learn thoroughly the user manual for the CMS.
Usually engines are divided according to the following criteria.
Depending on the types of licenses, there are:
- Open source CMS with free license. These systems can be installed any number of times, and there is the possibility of adjusting the source code;
- Special CMS. Usually such programs are paid. These engines have the closed source code to view, study, edit and modification.
Depending on the template engines can be divided into the following types:
- Autonomous data handling. They are necessary to create static websites;
- Interactive CMS. They are necessary to create dynamic websites;
- Hybrids. They are an ideal combination of interactive functions and autonomous systems.