CMS stands for Content Management System.
Content Management System really just means a place to put your content and manage it. In most basic terms a CMS is a website. Some software programs are better at managing your content (ie. pages and posts) than others and in my opinion WordPress is just a smart choice as both a Blog and a CMS.
It doesn’t matter what kind of WordPress websites you have, they have to have content in order to succeed. In fact, even if you don’t know how to use WordPress and have another type of website, your site has to have high-quality content that your readers find informative.
Content is a term used to describe the various types of information you have on your WordPress websites. It’s the key ingredient for successful sites. Just like you had to learn how to use WordPress, you also have to learn how to produce quality content that will keep your readers coming back.
Content needs to be given in the right amount, in the right place and with the right information. Once you master this, you’ll have mastered CMS (Content Management Systems).
Can WordPress Be Used as a CMS?
Absolutely! WordPress allows you to quickly and effectively add new content to your website, which is very important. However, while WordPress makes a great CMS, it’s important to understand that it still doesn’t have all the “bells and whistles” that other systems may have…not yet, anyways.
What Are the Benefits of Using WordPress as a CMS?
The greatest benefit is having the ability to create individual pages instead of just individual blog posts for your content. This allows you to store static information such as contact information, about the business information, sign-up forms, etc. While the information placed on these pages won’t be changed often, it is possible to create a post page.
Post pages are the pages where you will upload your blog posts. You can choose to have these pages in a single or multi-post format, giving you even more versatility. In addition, you can also create archives, categories and multiple posts to be displayed all at once. This ability creates the perfect balance for both business owners and bloggers!
Another great benefit of using WordPress for a CMS is how easy it is to use. You don’t have to be a seasoned computer professional in order to customize your website. Regardless of your skill level, you can easily go into the control panel and change things on your own, in not much time at all. You can even set it up to where contributing writers can go in and post individual posts, but nothing else.
Lastly, WordPress offers a number of free plugins, widgets and themes to help you customize your website and the content you put on it. WordPress also allows you to add additional things to your websites such as comment cards, an online store, outbound links and even polls!
It doesn’t really matter what type of site you need to build, WordPress is the best option for those looking for easy content management.
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