An Online CMS, or Content Management System, is an application that typically sits behind your website and has a number of tools that help you manage your website content. It is normally accessed via secure username and password and can have a number of users managing content at any given time.
That depends on which CMS you want, whether there are plugin tools that may cost a few dollars per month, or sometimes the CMS is simply FREE. We just charge you to link it to the design that we make for you.
Because the free ones are deemed as “Open Source“, meaning that thousands of developers around the world are writing plugins and offering them to you at a small cost. These plugins help you manage your website content. Therefore the CMS itself is FREE because the developers need a platform in which to write their plugins.
There are a number of functions, or tools, available in the CMS. These range from:
- Blog Posts and helpful plugin “widgets”
- Menu Navigation
- Page creation
- General content
- User Management
- Community Profiles
- Contact Forms
- All types of media e.g. documents, photos, videos
- SEO tools
- and more.
We use mainly. Its easy to configure, ties in well with our website designs, and is the most used CMS on the planet. 5 years ago people would say only use to make a Blog website. Today you would even be able to tell if the sites we make looked or felt remotely like a Blog website.