Park Beach Systems, Inc. highly recommends using a Content Management System (CMS) to build a solid framework for a website. A CMS allows website owners to update content without knowing HTML code or having to deal with uploading web pages to a web server.
What is a Content Management System or CMS?
A content management system is designed to simplify the publication of web content to web sites, in particular allowing content creators to submit content without requiring technical knowledge of HTML or the uploading of files.
Here are the top 10 benefits of a content management system:
1. Web development coding knowledge not required
A CMS site allows non-technical people to add content. Web site owners login with a user name and password then use the web editor that’s built into the CMS to add their content.
2. Attracts more visitors
A CMS site attracts visitors because it can be constantly and rapidly updated. It not only generates pages that are search engine friendly but can produce lots of links from the new content that is added and automatically syndicated.
3. Separate design and content.
The design of the web site is done using a template which is separate from the content. This framework allows a web site developer to change the design any time without affecting the content stored on the web site.
4. CMS web site's are database driven
This allows you to create and store hundreds or thousands of pages in the database without the need to update each one of them.
5. Multiple content authors
Within your organization multiple authors can contribute to the content within the web site by having multiple user accounts created in the administration panel. They can just login and begin adding their content.
6. Access from anywhere
Authors and editors can access the site from any computer with an internet connection. This means users can update the site at the same time from any location in the world.
7. Schedule content updates
Publishing content can be controlled by creating a draft first then publishing it later. This is handy if you need to coordinate content from multiple authors.
8. Saves time.
If you were using a static site to add content from multiple authors, each author would have to download the pages from the server to their computer first, update them, then upload them back to the server. This would be very time consuming and could generate a lot of errors.
9. Create search engine friendly pages
The separation of content from design allows you to easily include keywords in the URL of each page. If the title of your article was “Building Better Content” your URL would be written as:
10. Create automatic RSS Feeds.
RSS or really simple syndication is integrated automatically into many CMS sites. Every time you create a post or make a comment it creates a feed for it. This allows visitors with RSS Feeders to read the post at their own leisure.