What is a CMS?

A CMS is a Content Management System, a system for handling and administrating digital contents together.

Imagine that your CMS provides an area for news. If you enter such news into the system, the system will for example do the following with it:

  • The news is stored in the CMS.
  • The CMS creates a page on which the news is displayed.
  • A preview of the news appears on the homepage of your website with a link to the piece of news.
  • A link to the news also appears on the “Latest” page of your website.
  • In the “Archive” the current month is created in order to link the message there.
  • The news is sent by email to all newsletter recipients.

The use of the Content Management System is made clear by this simple example. Today, all contents of a website are usually stored in a CMS.