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A Content Management System is an essential tool for every website owner or manager. Without one, you’ll have to wait on and pay your web developer every time you want to make an update. Find out why else they’re important and the different types of Content Management Systems available.
This is episode 7 of Jargon Busted, a series where our COO Helen demystifies common website terms in just 2 minutes. Our company, Six Two, is Kent based web design agency.
Hello and welcome to Jargon Busted. In the next two minutes you’ll learn exactly what a piece of website jargon means. This week we’re looking at content management systems.
A website content management system, or CMS, means you can edit your website, make changes to your text or images without needing any technical knowledge.
After logging in you can do things like creating new pages or news articles, updating your text or images or adding new testimonials or team members.
Now, the great thing about a CMS is that because anyone can use them you’re not reliant on your web developer to update your content. The power’s in your hands. You don’t have to wait on anyone or pay them for the privilege to make simple changes.
If you’re getting a new website, make sure that you check that it has a content management system and that all your content will be editable. It’s so important and, frankly, it should be standard but do double check, and also check what type it is.
There are lots of different content management systems, many of which are very popular, open source and free. You’ll still need to pay for your website but there’s no additional license fee to pay for the content management system. But more importantly, it gives you the ability to work with a different web designer in the future, should you ever need to.
Some CMSs are proprietary which could potentially lock you down to working with just that developer or narrow your options,
they may not be as scalable or as well supported and there may be additional license fees to pay.
I’m Helen from Six Two. If you found this useful, subscribe to my YouTube series to catch these weekly episodes. See you next week.
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