Content Management System/Software

The definition, according to wikipedia.org, is a “is a computer application that allows publishing, editing and modifying content, organizing, deleting as well as maintenance from a central interface.”

The goal of a CMS is to provide an intuitive user interface for building and modifying webpage content. Each CMS also provides a web publishing tool that allows one or more users to publish updates live on the web.

The editing component is called the content management application (CMA), while the publishing tool is called the content delivery application (CDA). These two components are integrated together in a CMS to streamline the web development process.

Several web-based CMS tools are available. The following are some of the most popular ones:

WordPress – free web software designed for creating template-based websites or blogs
Blogger – Google’s blogging tool designed specifically for maintaining a blog
Joomla – a flexible web publishing tool that supports custom databases and extensions
Drupal – an open source platform often used for developing community-based sites
Weebly – a web-based platform for building simple personal and business websites
Wix – a collection of web publishing tools for creating a highly customizable website