A CMS, or content management system, is a software application or set of related programs which are used to edit, create and manage digital content. Content management systems features can vary drastically, but most include Web-based publishing, history editing, search, format management, and other features. This is done by adding, deleting, or editing content to be later published on the website. The primary function of a CMS is to support the distinction between preparation and design for presentation.
Pros of using a CMS
Design vs. Content: Your content editing is entirely separate from the website design so you can work on the content and add visual content without worrying about any coding or website design.
Selective Access: Each user can have specific access to the website based on their role in the company, and you can allow them to access and edit their content. This helps maintain the website security.
Speed: Using a CMS speeds up your site updates which assist in keeping your site moving fast.
Organization: Allows for posts to be scheduled, organized, and easier to edit. This helps to stay on top and ahead of schedule.
Most are Free: Most CMSs are free!
Cons of using a CMS
Security Risks: Some hackers can figure out how to break into the CMS platform, which can cause significant damage and delays.
Design Control: You have less control over the design of your website.
Time Consuming: It may be time-consuming to understand how the platform works in the beginning.
Upgrades: The site becomes unusable during site upgrades.