A content management system (CMS) is a software application or set of related programs that are used to create and manage digital content. CMSs are typically used for enterprise content management (ECM) and web content management (WCM). ECM systems are used to store, control, revise, publish, and archive all types of digital content, including text, graphics, audio, and video. WCM systems are used to create, publish, and manage digital content for websites.
CMSs can range from simple systems that allow a non-technical user to make basic changes to a website, to complex systems that support the development of large, complex websites. Some common features of CMSs include:
- A content authoring and editing interface
- A workflow approval process
- The ability to manage multiple users and roles
- A search and indexing function
- The ability to generate reports and statistics
CMSs are used by businesses, government agencies, and other organizations to create and maintain websites and other types of digital content. Some examples of popular CMSs include WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal.
WordPress is used by 60.8% of all the websites whose content management system we know. This is more than four times the market share of its closest competitor, Joomla.
WordPress is a free, open-source CMS that is based on PHP and MySQL. It was first released in 2003 and has since become the most popular website platform on the internet. WordPress is known for its simplicity, flexibility, and ease of use. It is used by individuals, small businesses, and large organizations to create a wide variety of websites, including blogs, e-commerce stores, forums, and more.