A Content Management System (CMS) or also called Content Management Software (CMS), is software that allows you to create, manage and modify digital content. A CMS is often used with a website to help manage the content.

Here are 6 reasons why you need a CMS to manage your content.

1 – No Coding knowledge required

If your website does not use a CMS, usually the only way to edit your site is by change the underlying code or HTML. This means you have to have skilled developers make the changes for you. With a CMS, you don’t need highly skilled people to create or modify your content and you can instead get your developers to focus on more complicated custom coding work.

2 – Creating, managing and modifying content is a breeze.

Using a CMS makes creating, managing and modifying content on a website easy and pain-free.  For example, WordPress, which is one of the worlds most popular website CMS’s enables users to log in and create pages using a web portal as shown below. Blog posts, pages and media can easily be created or added to the site.

In fact, this blog post was written using this interface. Not a single line of code was required as the system will dynamically store and create the content for the website to use.

wordpress admin portal

3 – There are many CMS’s available for free

You might be thinking that investing in a CMS would be a costly exercise, but most of the best website software out there now utilise a CMS and most are free.

Examples include WordPress, Drupal, Joomla and Strapi.

Just remember though, that though the underlying software is free, you still need to pay something for hosting them.

4 – It’s easy to get started using a CMS with Managed Hosting.

Many of the CMS’s available have great options to start a website, without needing to get into complicated software delivery cycles.

WordPress for example can be set up in a few simple steps by using a Managed WordPress hosting provider.  WPEngine, FlyWheel and GoDaddy all provide managed WordPress hosting at reasonable prices.

5 – Collaboration is easier

You can set up a CMS so that multiple people can collaborate on content at the same time. Or you can assign different roles to different contact creators that all work together to collaborate on your website content. You can also invite guest content creators to your site to enable them to create content such as blogs posts.

5 – Seach Engine Optimisation is easy

Your content management system can also use plugin software to allow the easy configuration of your content to be Seach engine friendly and optimised. For example, for WordPress, you can install Yoast SEO which will allow you to easily optimise your blog posts and pages for search engines. This will allow search engines to better understand your content and leads to better search engine rankings which in turn can bring more leads to your site.

Example of Yoast SEO WordPress Plugin

 

Does all of this seem a little overwhelming?

At BSharp Tech we can create and maintain a website for your business using WordPress. For more information about our WordPress Services please visit our WordPress website page or please contact us using the contact form below.