If you are looking to have a new site built for your business and you’ve been trying to learn about what’s involved, one of the things you may have heard about was a content management systems (or CMS).
Now, if you’re not familiar with websites that term can sound a little intimidating. Let’s talk it through.
What is a CMS
If you go out there and Google that very question, you’re going to spend a lot of time reading about website software, and portals, and logins, and all sorts of things that probably don’t mean a lot to you right now.
At the end of the day, an easy way to think about a CMS is like this:
Life Without A CMS
If you have a single letter that you are writing to a friend, you’d probably open a notebook, write your letter, remove it from the notebook and mail to them.
Anything you wrote after that letter would have nothing to do with the letter you just wrote, it’s off in the mail and gone. So if you write another letter to your friend at a later point in time, it’s a completely separate document, and doesn’t share anything in common with the first letter you wrote and sent other than you want the same person to get it.
Overtime, as you send a bunch of letters, it can be hard to keep track of who you sent a letter to, what it said, and when because they aren’t organized in a central place that you can refer back to, like a notebook.
Life With A CMS